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As E-Cigarette Poisoning Reports Rise, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Proposed Legislation Aimed at Preventing Child Poisonings from Electronic Cigarettes
Date:8/8/2014

r Brown was also among the Democratic lawmakers who recently sent a letter to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) asking the agency to ban the marketing of e-cigarettes to minors. Among other things, the August 4th letter pointed to research that suggests exposure to electronic cigarette marketing by children aged 12 to17 increased by 256 percent between 2011 and 2013. The letter also cites a study which found that middle and high school students who used e-cigarettes were more likely to smoke traditional cigarettes and less likely to quit smoking.**

In April, the FDA proposed new rules that would extend its regulatory authority to cover additional products that meet the legal definition of a tobacco product, including electronic cigarettes. Among other things, the new rules would allow the FDA to impose age and identification restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes. The agency is accepting public comments on its proposal until August 8th. Individuals who wish to comment electronically may do so at http://www.regulations.gov. ***

As part of its e-cigarette investigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP is seeking to hear from individuals who may have experienced serious adverse health effects due to these products, including hospitalizations for nicotine poisoning, pneumonia, heart attacks, strokes, atrial fibrillation, or congestive heart failure. To report a problem to the Firm’s E-Cigarette Registry, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. Reports may also be made directly to the Firm by calling 800-511-5092.

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