California's top public health official slams e-cigarettes

January 28, 2015 10:28 PM

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California's top public health official slams e-cigarettes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California's top public health official on Wednesday said electronic cigarettes are addictive, leading to nicotine poisoning among children and threatening to unravel the state's decades-long effort to reduce tobacco use.

The report by California Department of Public Health Director Ron Chapman comes as the state legislature is debating whether to regulate e-cigarettes under the state's tobacco regulations.

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