First Lady Melania Trump calls for end of e-cigarette marketing to youth

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Melania Trump is calling on companies to stop marketing e-cigarettes to children, saying that they are addictive and dangerous.

The first lady - who has a 13-year-old son, Barron - says teenagers and young adults must be encouraged to admit addiction, including to electronic cigarettes and vaping - and get help.

She adds: “Marketing this addictive product to children must stop.”

Mrs. Trump spoke Monday at a US Drug Enforcement Administration rally in the Washington area to help reinforce an anti-drug message before an annual drug-free week begins October 23.

Juul Labs Inc., the nation’s largest e-cigarette maker, has said it will stop advertising its electronic cigarettes in the United States.

President Donald Trump announced in September that the US will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes.

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