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Electronic cigarette users say advertisements do not target kids

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper signed a letter Tuesday that says e-cigarettes are being marketed to children through advertising different flavors. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper signed a letter Tuesday that says e-cigarettes are being marketed to children through advertising different flavors.

LELAND, NC (WECT) - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper signed a letter Tuesday that says e-cigarettes are being marketed to children through advertising different flavors.

Electronic cigarette users do not agree. They say the flavored vapor is often what helps users stop smoking tobacco and start smoking the vapor alternative.

Cooper and 39 of his colleagues across the country asking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.

President of Vapor Shack in Leland, Lee Brant, says alcohol is also marketed with different flavors but no one accuses alcohol of being marketed toward children.

He thinks advertisements for products like energy drinks and alcohol are more dangerous and targeted toward children. He says electronic cigarettes are not directed at children, only tobacco users and asks Cooper to educate himself on the advertisements of electronic cigarettes before attacking the product again. 

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