WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold a hearing on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. titled, "Aggressive E-Cigarette Marketing and Potential Consequences for Youth", to review e-cigarette advertising and promotional practices that appeal to kids. Over the past few years, products known as e-cigarettes have surged in popularity, including among American youth. Along with serious concerns about potential health impacts of youth exposure to e-cigarettes, there is mounting evidence that the e-cigarette industry's marketing is reaching a substantial youth audience. While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April announced proposed regulations concerning e-cigarettes, currently these products are not subject to a range of federal restrictions that apply to the marketing and sale of "traditional" tobacco products such as cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.
Please note the hearing will be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website. Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to automatically begin streaming the webcast.
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Witness Panel 1
Dr. Susanne Tanski Pediatrician and Chair Tobacco Consortium of the American Academy of Pediatricians
Matt Myers President Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Jason Healy President blu eCigs, a subsidiary of Lorillard