- 05 May
The federal government is about to begin regulating the booming e-cigarette market.
The Food and Drug Administration, for the first time, imposed far-reaching regulations on e-cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products, barring sales of the items to anyone under 18 years old and requiring manufacturers to apply for government approval of their products.
Federal health officials billed the new rules as critical to taming a “Wild West” atmosphere in which there is little control over — or even basic information about — the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of products whose popularity in recent years has boomed, including among middle and high schoolers. They argued the new regulations were necessary to protect young Americans from becoming addicted to nicotine and to inform adults about what exactly they are inhaling….
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