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Schumer Pushes Bill to Ban E-Cigarette Companies from Marketing to Children

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Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing legislation in the Senate to ban e-cigarette companies from marketing to children.

The bill comes after a study was released last week showing that kids who smoke e-cigarettes are seven times more likely to eventually smoke conventional cigarettes.

Schumer says that companies are marketing e-cigarettes directly to children by adding flavors to the products and labeling them with names like "e-hookahs" or "vape pens."

"We've made so much progress in the last decade in keeping cigarettes out of people's hands, especially away from children, but now, e-cigarettes threatens that progress," Schumer said. "If they keep on the market, and if they keep marketing them to kids, we'll see cancer rates, which are going down, start going up."

The legislation is being reviewed by a Senate committee.

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