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US senators ripped at electronic cigarette makers for their aggressive marketing campaigns to lure youths that have drawn parallels to those once used by Big Tobacco. 

A man tries out an e-cigarette at the Vapor Shark store on September 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida

E-cigarettes, a tar-free alternative that release nicotine in a vapor instead of smoke and contain fewer toxins, are booming in the United States, with a market estimated at $1 billion last year.

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