Democrats introduce bill to 'protect children' from electronic cigarettes

February 27, 2014 / Fox News

Senate Democrats introduced legislation on Wednesday that would ban marketing electronic cigarettes to teens.

The Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act would authorize the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to "determine what constitutes marketing e-cigarettes to children, and would allow the FTC to work with states attorneys general to enforce the ban."

"We cannot risk undoing decades of progress in reducing youth smoking by allowing e-cigarette makers to target our kids," [Sen. Barbara] Boxer said in a statement. "This bill will help protect our children from an industry that profits from addiction."

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