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E-Cigarettes Face First Regulations

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,April 29th,2014

… no biggie , for now …

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

The Food and Drug Administration proposed Thursday the first federal regulations on electronic cigarettes, which would ban sales of the popular devices to anyone under 18 and require makers to gain FDA approval for their products.

The proposed rules fall short of those governing traditional cigarettes. They won’t, for example, ban ads or Internet sales of the products, or the use of flavors in them, which some critics say attracts young users.

But in a victory for consumer groups, makers will be required to disclose the chemicals used in the devices and be banned from distributing free samples. New health warnings will note that the nicotine they contain can be addictive.

The battery-powered devices that turn nicotine-laced water into vapor are a fast-growing alternative to smoking, with sales expected to approach $2 billion this year, compared with the overall U.S. tobacco market of about $100 billion. The gadgets have drawn…

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