FDA To Launch Campaign Against E-cigarette Use Among Youth


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced plans this week for an education campaign to discourage use of electronic cigarettes among youth.

The plan follows the agency’s proposal last month to both lower nicotine in combustible cigarettes and extend by four years the date by which e-cigarette manufacturers will be required to apply for authorization to sell their products.

Its new policy “aims to strike a careful balance between the regulation of all tobacco products, and the opportunity to encourage development of innovative tobacco products that may be less dangerous than combustible cigarettes,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. Read more at REUTERS.




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