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Pallone Statement on CDC Findings Regarding E-Cigarette Usage by Young People

August 25, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s release of a study which found that the number of young people who have never smoked but used e-cigarettes tripled between 2011 and 2013.  Congressman Pallone has repeatedly called on the Food and Drug Administration to finalize proposed regulations regarding the manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products:

“I was deeply disturbed after I read the findings of a recently released study by the CDC, which showed a huge spike in the number of middle and high school students with no history of tobacco usage who reported using e-cigarettes,” said Pallone.  “I hope this study sends a strong message to the FDA that they must finalize their proposed regulations regarding the manufacturing and sale of e-cigarettes, and that marketing restrictions must be included to protect young people from these potentially dangerous products.”

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