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Backlash grows against vaping in U.S., India

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Published on September 18, 2019 - Duration: 01:19s

Backlash grows against vaping in U.S., India

Congressional Democrats on Wednesday threatened to subpoena Juul Labs if the e-cigarette maker does not provide documents relating to its products and marketing practices, while India banned the sale of electronic cigarettes and warned of an "epidemic" among young people.

Jillian Kitchener has more.

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Backlash grows against vaping in U.S., India

Congressional Democrats on Wednesday threatened to subpoena e-cigarette maker Juul… if the company does not cooperate with a House panel investigating whether it deliberately targeted children.

The committee chairman says Juul has not yet complied with a request for documents relating to its product and marketing practices… including Juul’s relationship with schools.

If the documents aren’t produced by October 1st, a subpoena may be in order.

That ‘threat’ comes on the same day that India banned the sale of electronic cigarettes.

The ban does not forbid people to smoke them… but covers the production, import and advertising of e-cigarettes.

It’s potentially the biggest move globally against vaping over growing health concerns, especially among young people.

In the United States, vaping companies are under intense scrutiny after several deaths and possibly hundreds of illnesses tied to e-cigarette use have been reported.

In response, the State of Michigan and New York have banned flavored e-cigarettes.

ANDREW CUOMO FROM SUNDAY: "Vaping is dangerous.

Period." In a Tuesday statement - Governor Andrew Cuomo said quote: “New York is not waiting for the federal government to act…” Though Trump has signaled plans to remove ALL flavored c-cigarettes from store shelves across the country.

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