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Lawmakers are trying to make E-cigarettes less alluring to teens


Lawmakers are targeting e-cigarettes to make sure they don't get into the hands of your teens.

Forty attorneys general from across the country sent a letter to the FDA this week asking them to regulate electronic cigarettes like other tobacco products.

They argue e-cigarettes are marketed to teens by offering fruit and candy flavors.

But local cigarette vendors say they're very strict on their age policy to prevent teens from buying e-cigarettes.

"If anybody comes in here and looks too young they're instantly going to get ID'ed and if they're not old enough we have to turn them around," said Jessie Reeves of Smokerz Outlet.

The Attorneys general from Illinois and Iowa joined the letter, but not Missouri.

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin of Illinois and Tom Harkin of Iowa have also joined a group of 11 senators speaking out against marketing tactics.

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