Monday, March 2, 2015   

US lawmakers grill e-cigarette makers
(06-19 14:11)

US senators ripped at electronic cigarette makers for their aggressive marketing campaigns to lure youths that have drawn parallels to those once used by Big Tobacco.
E-cigarettes, a tar-free alternative that release nicotine in a vapor instead of smoke and contain fewer toxins, are booming in the United States, with a market estimated at US$1 billion last year.
Lawmakers and health professionals, however, have expressed growing concern that the gadget's use and often unrestricted promotion could glamorize an addictive habit and hook non-smoking teenagers on nicotine.
''While major e-cigarette companies reiterate that they only target adults, a large youth audience still appears to be getting their message pretty loudly and pretty clearly,'' said Democratic Senator John Rockefeller.--AFP
   
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