FDA announces plans to regulate e-cigarettes and more

The government’s goal is to limit teen access to the electronic devices and the addictive nicotine in their vapors

By Janet Raloff, 17:23 PM April 24, 2014

Citing its concern for teens, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced plans on April 24 to regulate a new range of tobacco products. These include not only cigars and hookahs but also electronic cigarettes. The agency said it was prompted to take new measures as a way to keep these products out of the hands — and lungs — of youths.

Recent studies have indicated that e-cigarette makers are targeting the sale of their products to teens. In addition, studies by the Centers for Disease Con...

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