FDA releases proposed regulations for e-cigarettes, other products

The proposed regulations would impose an age limit, require product registration with the FDA

E-cigarette users have operated mostly outside of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) reach, but now, the government agency is making an attempt to bring e-cigs and other unregulated tobacco products under its umbrella.

On April 24, the FDA proposed strict rules that would monitor a host of smoking-related substances, including electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, nicotine gels, water pipe tobacco and hookahs. Among the proposed regulations are an age limit of 18 to buy the products, warning labels on the products, and the requirement to register all products and ingredients with the FDA. Retailers would also be barred from giving the products away as samples.

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