CT officials call on FDA to combat ‘hidden vapes’

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut officials called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Monday to take action against what are called ‘hidden vapes’.

Hidden vapes are e-cigarettes disguised as smart watches and cell phone cases, and can even be hidden inside sweatshirts.

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal wants the FDA to ban sales of those products immediately.

“What we are seeing today in America as a result of these new innovative products is a new generation of Americans hooked on nicotine that literally can damage young brains, as well as lungs and hearts. And that’s why the FDA needs to do its job and the American people should be demanding it,” said Blumemthal.

So far there have been 33 reported deaths across the U.S linked to e-cigarette use

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