Democratic Leaders call on state attorneys general to classify e-cigarettes under the Master Settlement Agreement

Congressmen Henry Waxman and Frank Pallone and Senator Dick Durbin have written a letter to all the state attorneys general to use the MSA to reign in out-of-control e-cigarette advertising.  Their statement and copies of all the letters are here.
 
They also (again) call for FDA action, but, as I have noted before, it will be years before anything meaningful materializes from the FDA.  There is a lot that the states AGs can do.  Here in California, for example, Attorney General Kamila Harris could enforce the consent agreement NJOY signed promising not to introduce flavors.  There is also a lot of deceptive marketing going on all over the country.

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