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US Sen. Ed Markey, others call on Federal Trade Commission to investigate liquid nicotine retailers for deceptive practices

Early Childhood
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Mass Live

By Shannon Young

12/22/2015

U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and other congressional lawmakers recently asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate liquid nicotine retailers for unfair or deceptive practices, following reports that the product is being marketed as recognizable candy brand flavors.

In a letter to FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Markey and eight other senators pointed to a report by child advocacy organization First Focus, which they said found several cases of retailers advertising liquid nicotine, which is used in e-cigarettes, as candy names, breakfast cereal and other food items in what appeared to be an attempt to make the product more attractive to younger smokers or children …

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