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Blumenthal Statement On Use Of Liquid Nicotine In E-Cigarettes

According To Report, Substance Linked To Many Poisonings

(Hartford, CT) – Today, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) released the following statement in response to a report about the use of liquid nicotine in e-cigarettes, which has been linked to many poisonings.

“Exploding use – misuse and abuse – of liquid nicotine make federal regulation even more vital to stop poisoning and other public health hazards. Used to refill e-cigarettes, and sold over the Internet, liquid nicotine can be toxic in small quantities. Today's New York Times report documents powerfully the dangers to children and adults alike.  E-liquids are the new snake oil of cigarette marketing – with purity and potency varying widely, and no safeguards. The FDA must act immediately to forestall imminent public health threats from e-cigarettes and toxic nicotine e-liquids.”