New regulations for E-Cigarettes and other tobacco products.
The FDA announced new requirements affecting manufacturing, ingredient labeling and not selling to those under the age of 18.
Officals said they would regulate E-cigarettes two years ago, but these are the first concrete regulations issued.
New York’s Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman applauded the FDA on Thursday saying today’s announcement will protect kids
“I applaud the FDA for expanding its authority to cover e-cigarettes and other tobacco products all of which are dangerous public health threats, especially to our youth. Today’s rule change will protect young people from the dangers of nicotine addiction by prohibiting people under the age of 18 from purchasing these tobacco products and regulating the contents of these products. We hope that the FDA will take additional steps to protect young people from becoming e-cigarette users, such as banning flavors and requiring nicotine exposure warnings. It is my hope that these continued efforts will prevent young people from becoming addicted to nicotine.”