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Possible Health Effects of E-Cigarettes Prompt Lawmakers to Seek Ban on Electronic Cigarette Marketing to Minors, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
Date:8/6/2014

New York, New York (PRWEB) August 06, 2014

As concerns surrounding the possible health consequences associated with E-Cigarettes (http://www.ecigregistry.com/) continue to mount, Bernstein Liebhard notes that 13 Democrats in the U.S. Senate are seeking a ban on the marketing of electronic cigarettes to minors. In a letter sent to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on August 4th, the lawmakers 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 addition to a ban on marketing to minors, the Senators also asked the FDA to prohibit online sales of electronic cigarettes, as well as the use of flavorings in these products.*

“Our Firm is in the process of investigating the possible adverse health issues associated with E-Cigarettes. We are not surprised that calls for greater regulation of these products are increasing, especially where children are concerned,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs, medical devices and consumer products. The Firm urges anyone who allegedly suffered nicotine poisoning, pneumonia, heart attacks, strokes, atrial fibrillation, or congestive heart failure that could be attributable to the use of electronic cigarettes to report their experience to its new E-Cigarette registry as soon as possible.

E-Cigarette Health Concerns
The Senate letter urging the FDA to act comes just days before a public comment period on possible E-Cigarette regulations ends on August 8th. In April, the FDA proposed new rules th
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