FDA Proposed Regulation of e-Cigarettes
Silver Spring, MD - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a long-awaited new rule that would extend its authority to regulate all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.
The new proposal would extend the FDA's basic authority to all other tobacco products beyond what it already regulates on the basis of the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.
Currently, unregulated tobacco products include not only e-cigarettes but large and small cigars, as well as hookah and pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco, and other tobacco products.
The same proposal would also establish 18 years of age as the nation-wide minimum age for the legal purchase of tobacco products, even over the Internet.
"Vaping," as it's called, has become an increasingly popular way to get a nicotine fix without smoking. E-cigarettes have soared in popularity in the past few years. Continue>
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