Schumer wants labels put on e-cigarettes

Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Daryl Cura demonstrates an e-cigarette at Vape store in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

WASHINGTON (WIVB) – Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the FDA to put clear warning labels on electronic cigarettes.

He says e-cigarettes can be dangerous, especially for children. Schumer says parents need information to make sure children are protected.

“Most parents right now don’t know this is poison, especially to kids. Clear labels will alert them,” he argued.

Schumer says the labels are also needed because e-cigs are sold in flavors such as bubble gum, chocolate and cotton candy and can be attractive to young children.

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