Sen. Charles Schumer

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Schumer Calls For Regulation Of E-Cig Products From China

June 24, 2019 - 6:39 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Senator Chuck Schumer called on the FDA to clamp down on unregulated electronic cigarette products imported from China.

Schumer said on Sunday that there are numerous knockoff e-cigarette products are coming in from China, and aren't getting inspected and the federal government needs to do something about it.

He says the counterfeit flavor pods are being marketed toward kids and could have elevated levels of nicotine, tar, or other unknown chemicals.

Schumer wants the FDA to be more cautious, have more inspections and crack down on known distributors before the flavored pods even make it into stores.