California launches effort to combat use of e-cigarettes

January 28, 2015 9:33 PM

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Arguing that the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes soon will undermine California’s leadership in reducing tobacco use — and questioning the notion that the products help traditional smokers quit — state health officials on Wednesday called for tighter regulation of the devices and announced a new effort to combat their use.

Addressing “vaping” among minors and young adults, the fastest-growing group of e-cigarette devotees in the state, will be a key focus, California’s Department of Public Health noted in a 21-page report.

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