FDA on e-cigs: We don’t know if they are bad for you but we’re going to regulate

Today, April 24, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will begin the regulation of electronic cigarettes even though the federal agency admits its does not know if electronic cigarettes are bad for consumers. E-cigarettes have become wildly popular in America, which has prompted the agency to study the battery-powered device further. The new regulation will add another layer of red tape for manufacturers as they will need to submit the ingredients in their e-cigarettes to the FDA and obtain approval before the liquid can be sold to consumers. While manufacturers are seeking FDA approval, their products can remain on the market for sale. The federal regulations would also mimic what the Florida legislature is likely to put into law, which would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to those under 18.

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