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Congressional report calls for more rules on e-cigarettes

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A congressional report written by the staff of Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, California Rep. Henry Waxman, and others, call for regulations on the electronic cigarette industry.

The report was released Monday. It claims the products' variety of flavors and marketing could appeal to young consumers and highlights issues like a lack in age restrictions and uniform warning labels.

E-cigarettes are battery-powered and heat a nicotine solution to create a vapor that is then inhaled. The Food and Drug Administration, which got the power to regulate tobacco products in 2009, said it would assert its authority over the products in 2011, but hasn't yet.

Proposed FDA regulation over e-cigarettes was submitted for review to the Office of Management and Budget in October.

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