Democrats Blast Ads Making E-Cigarettes Look 'Sexy'

Law360, New York (November 4, 2013, 5:45 PM EST) -- House Democrats argued Monday that makers of electronic cigarettes are exploiting a delay in regulation by running televisions ads that are “eerily similar” to those that promoted regular cigarettes from the 1950s until such TV spots were banned in 1970.

House Energy and Commerce Committee ranking member Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and three other Democratic lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to curtail e-cigarette marketing campaigns that target younger audiences by associating the product with masculinity and sex appeal,...
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