(Bloomberg) -- U.S. rules for marketing e-cigarettes withstood a legal challenge by a maker of the devices and an industry group.

A federal appeals court in Washington on Tuesday upheld regulations by the Food and Drug Administration, stating that “e-cigarettes are indisputably highly addictive and pose health risks, especially to youth, that are not well understood.”

Nicupure Labs LLC and the Right to be Smoke Free Coalition argued that the FDA’s Tobacco Control Act rules on the marketing of new tobacco products should not be applied to e-cigarettes. The court said the rules were rational and not arbitrary.

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