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Lawmakers hold Senate hearings on e-cigarette marketing

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A Senate committee held hearings on e-cigarette marketing, especially ads targeting kids. (Source: POOL/CNN) A Senate committee held hearings on e-cigarette marketing, especially ads targeting kids. (Source: POOL/CNN)

WASHINGTON, DC (POOL/CNN) – Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are taking a closer look at how electronic cigarettes are marketed, especially to kids.

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing Wednesday on "aggressive e-cigarette marketing and potential consequences for youth."

Experts called in to testify included the heads of several prominent campaigns to fight youth smoking, as well as the president of an e-cigarette manufacturer.

The FDA proposed strict regulations on e-cigarettes in April, but those rules are still being written.

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