FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes as Tobacco Products
FDA will Regulate E-Cigarettes like Tobacco Products
The FDA will begin regulating e-cigarettes and other tobacco products through new regulations. This also includes cigars and hooka’s in the same way that they currently regulate traditional smokeless tobacco and cigarette products. The new regulations means that moving forward the FDA can now review new tobacco and tobacco like products not yet on the market. The goal is to help better communicate potential risks of using these products, evaluate safety of ingredients used and quality of the manufacturing process, and preventing misleading claims.
Follow up studies are required as a 2014 study performed by the Royal College of Physicians showed that using e-cigarettes helps smokers quick smoking cigarettes. This new change also makes it illegal to sell these products to minors under the age of 18; previously not all states forbid sales of these products to minors.
Multiple changes will happen to the products. One requirement is that they will have to be sold in child-resistant packaging. Another upcoming requirement will come from the FDA having more control of the ingredients included in the products. One question that will have to be determined is if current flavors like gummy bear, cookies and cream, etc. will still be allowed. Other changes include these companies having to register with the FDA and to put health warnings on both their products and ads.
This new change initially started form a 2009 study where the FDA found “detectable levels of known carcinogens and toxic chemicals to which users could potentially be exposed”.
The new FDA regulations include:
- E-Cigs / E-Cigarettes
- Premium Cigars & Little Cigars
- Pipe Tobacco
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