FDA to extend tobacco regulations to e-cigarettes, other products

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“E-cigarettes and other tobacco products like premium cigars and hookahs will be regulated in the same way the government regulates traditional cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell and the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Robert Califf, made the announcement about their final rule Thursday (PDF).”

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FDA to extend tobacco regulations to e-cigarettes, other products
By Jen Christensen, CNN
Updated 4:36 PM ET, Thu May 5, 2016
FDA to extend tobacco regulations to e-cigarettes

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Electronic cigarettes and hookahs will now be regulated like tobacco
Children will no longer be able to buy them; ingredients will be regulated; packages will carry warnings
The e-cigarette industry calls the final rule “a complete disaster”
(CNN)E-cigarettes and other tobacco products like premium cigars and hookahs will be regulated in the same way the government regulates traditional cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell and the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Robert Califf, made the announcement about their final rule Thursday (PDF).

The rule broadens the definition of tobacco products to include e-cigarettes, hookahs, pipe tobacco, premium cigars, little cigars and other products.
“This action is a milestone in consumer protection — going forward, the FDA will be able to review new tobacco products not yet on the market, help prevent misleading claims by tobacco product manufacturers, evaluate the ingredients of tobacco products and how they are made, and communicate the potential risks of tobacco products,” the agency said in announcing the extension of its authority.

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