(NEW YORK) — Pressure is growing for federal regulation of the booming e-cigarette industry.
Supporters say e-cigs help people quit the habit, giving them the nicotine they crave without the unhealthy smoke of traditional cigarettes. But a new congressional report written largely by staffers for Democratic Senators and House members says concerns about electronic cigarettes underscore the need for regulation.
Industry critics say an array of flavors and marketing may appeal to young people. There is also a lack of age restrictions and consistent warning labels for the battery-powered devices, which work by heating liquid nicotine in a disposable cartridge and creating a vapor that smokers can then inhale.
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