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Illinois Attorney General: Strengthen Regulations On E-Cigarettes

Illinois Attorney General: Strengthen Regulations On E-Cigarettes

Photo: Associated Press, Newsradio WTAX

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is urging the federal government to strengthen its proposed regulations for electronic cigarettes to include a ban on the sale of flavored products.

Madigan and 28 other state attorneys general submitted comments Friday to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on its proposed e-cigarette rules.

The FDA proposal is the first step toward regulating the battery-powered devices that allow users to inhale vapor from a heated liquid nicotine solution.

Madigan and the other attorneys general say flavored e-cigarettes attract children and teenagers to the products. They’re urging the FDA to prohibit flavors other than tobacco and menthol.

They also want the FDA to make e-cigarettes subject to the same advertising and marketing restrictions as tobacco products.

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