Should e-cigarettes be better regulated?

Many fear that e-cigs target youth and encourage smoking.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular, and now state and local lawmakers are looking at how they should be regulated.

With flavors like strawberry and mint, anti-smoking advocates fear e-cigs are being marketed to children. Several people 22News talked to want stricter laws regarding e-cigarettes, on both state and federal levels.

Ronny Hernandez of Boston told 22News, “E-Cigarettes have some sort of nicotine in it, so it should be regulated just as much because it’s still harmful for you, it still does the same damage; it doesn’t produce the smoke of cigarettes, but other than that I think it’s still the same thing. ”

E-cigs come with different levels of nicotine, the idea being that smokers can quit by gradually reducing their nicotine levels to zero, and many smokers claim e-cigs have helped them quit.

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