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Schumer Calls For Crackdown On Flavored E-Cigarettes

May 06, 2018 - 3:46 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- High school and middle school students admitted Sunday that they are addicted to certain e-cigarettes, and stood with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York) urging new action.

Opponents are particularly targeting one specific device, JUUL, with its flavors described as “whipped cream,” “candy,” and “cookies,” among others.

Schumer said millions of kids are now addicted.

He said the Food and Drug Administration needs to enforce a law already on the books to ban the enticing e-cigarettes before they become addictive.

The FDA said Sunday afternoon that it would respond late r to Schumer. The agency did note that it has taken action against e-liquids that resemble juice bones, candies, and cookies; worked to stop youth use of, and access to, e-cigarettes; and explored options to address the use of flavors in tobacco products.