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States urge E-cigarettes regulations from FDA

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Electronic cigarettes are continuing to grow in popularity with sales expected to top $2 billion dollars this year.
    
But without regulation, the product can be sold to minors in states that don't restrict sales.

Lucky's Vapor Store in Texarkana is one of six locations in the Ark-La-Tex.
    
Store Manager Carlee Haley says they're customers are both smokers and non-smokers.
    
She says e-cigarettes are popular because they don't contain tar or any other cancer causing toxins of tobacco.

"It's an alternative to smoking, most everyone wants to quit smoking, I think that's why it's gotten popular," said Haley.
    
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five adult smokers have tried an e-cigarette.
    
The products are battery-operated devices that heat a liquid nicotine cartridge, producing a vapor that users inhale.
    
A majority of state attorneys general are banding together to ask the federal government to start regulating e-cigarettes.
    
They say e-cigarettes are being marketed to children through cartoon-like advertising characters.
    
The FDA has been studying the safety of e-cigarettes.

Right now, the only regulation in most states is that no one under 18 can buy them.

E-cigarettes are projected to be sold to an estimated 4 million users this year.
    
An official with the FDA says e-cigarettes along with other tobacco products will be regulated on the federal level, and a proposal could come as soon as October or even sooner.

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