E-cigarette maker settles lawsuit in California
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- 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.
FDA, smoking, health
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