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FDA announces it will regulate e-cigs

FDA announces it will regulate e-cigs

CDC director, Dr Tom Frieden said: 'E-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among youth, and use continues to climb.

Tobacco and e-cigarette manufacturers must register their facilities and give the FDA a list of products, ingredients and must have the products reviewed and approved.

That means almost all every e-cigarette on the market - and every different flavor and nicotine level - would require a separate application for federal approval.

In addition to those limitations, the regulation requires manufactures to report report ingredients and requires the agency to review and approve of new tobacco products before they reach the market.

Prior to today's announcement, no federal law prohibited retailers from selling e-cigarettes, hookah tobacco or cigars to people under age 18.

Under a 2009 law passed by Congress, the FDA can regulate, but not outlaw, cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco. In the interim, the quick uptake of e-cigarettes by young people has added urgency to instituting consumer protections, Burwell said.

A recent government-sponsored survey found that e-cigarette use among high school students has soared more than 900 percent in recent years, from 1.5 percent in 2011 to 16 percent in 2015.

E-cigarettes sales grew to an estimated $3.5bn (£2.4bn) previous year, according to Wells Fargo.

One big concern for cigar manufacturers was that cigar boxes, which enthusiasts often regard as works of art, would be subjected to warning labeling requirements.

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The FDA said that studies showing e-cigarettes may help traditional cigarette smokers quit are "anecdotal", and more evidence is needed to show the impact of the devices on a wider population level.

The US government has imposed new sweeping regulations on the burgeoning electronic cigarette market.

"The court finds that, in providing that each unit packet and the outside packaging must carry health warnings. the European Union legislature did not go beyond the limits of what is appropriate and necessary", the court said in its decision. Other provisions will take years to put into place. While almost all states already ban sales of e-cigarettes to minors, federal officials said they will be able to impose stiffer penalties and deploy more resources to enforce the law. They argued the new regulations were necessary to protect young Americans from becoming addicted to nicotine and to inform adults about what exactly they are inhaling.

"Our children cannot wait any longer for us to act and today, the FDA is sending a strong message that we will do everything we can to protect our children's health", Rep. Currently, not all states forbid sales to minors. FDA said it would take on the issue of flavors later.

"This is going to be a grim day in the history of tobacco-harm reduction", said Greg Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, an industry-funded advocacy group.

The March of Dimes commended the FDA. "In the interests of public health it is important to promote the use of e-cigarettes", the group said in a statement released April 28.

Not allowing products to be sold to persons under the age of 18 years (both in person and online).

The legislation could also make it easier for Cuban cigar companies to export to the USA market, if they are ever allowed.

The court meanwhile rejected Poland's appeal against the ban on flavored cigarettes, including menthol cigarettes.


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