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New push to ban E-cig marketing campaigns

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There is a push now to ban e-cigarette marketing campaigns targeted at children.

Senator Charles Schumer says companies are marketing their battery-powered nicotine devices directly to children by adding flavors such as vanilla, bubble gum, or cotton candy to the products.

He is co-sponsoring a bill that would require the federal trade commission to ban such marketing.

The Senator says a recent study found middle and high school students who smoke e-cigarettes are seven times more likely to smoke traditional cigarettes.

E-cigarettes started being sold in the United States in 2007.

To date, there are approximately 1000 different brands available for purchase in the US.

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