Sen. Jeff Merkley takes aim at e-cigarettes

June 7, 2014 6:32 AM

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, addressed a growing issue with parents and health professionals Friday by urging the Food and Drug Administration to exercise its power to regulate the growing e-cigarette and nicotine candy industries.

Merkley said he's trying to create momentum nationally and locally to tighten regulations and require the companies to get their products away from vulnerable minors and to force the companies to release their ingredients.

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