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E-cigarette maker settles lawsuit in California

Tuesday, August 03, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration has determined e-cigarettes contain dangerous chemicals.

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One of the country's largest makers of so-called "electronic-cigarettes" has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed by California.

State Attorney General Jerry Brown announced Sottera will not sell or advertise its battery-operated nicotine cartridges to minors.

The nicotine cartridges often come in flavors like cookies and cream or strawberry that appeal to youngsters.

Sottera also agrees to pay $85,000 in penalties and stop claiming that its products are safer than real cigarettes.

The Food and Drug Administration has determined e-cigarettes contain dangerous chemicals.

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