Senator Dick Durbin calls on FDA to take action on vaping

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Senator Dick Durbin urged the FDA to take immediate action on vaping and the companies that sell e-cigarettes as a news conference Monday morning.

"Previously healthy young people are getting seriously ill because our Food and Drug Administration in Washington has failed to protect them from the dangers of e-cigarettes," Durbin said.

Monday morning, the FDA released a statement saying it's warning Juul for marketing tobacco products to kids.

A spokesperson says the agency is concerned about representations that switching to e-cigarettes is healthier than smoking.

Juul has not responded to these latest claims.
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