Surgeon general says e-cigarette safety needs "clarity"

January 27, 2015 8:59 PM

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Surgeon general says e-cigarette safety needs "clarity"

The U.S. surgeon general says officials are "in desperate need of clarity" on electronic cigarettes to help guide public health policies.

Dr. Vivek Murthy, the country's senior public health official, addressed the battery-powered devices that heat liquid nicotine during a stop Tuesday in Richmond. The U.S. Senate confirmed the 37-year-old physician and Harvard Medical School instructor's nomination in December. The surgeon general's ...

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