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The Source: FDA Places New Regulations On E-Cigs

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Last month the Food and Drug Administration released new regulations on e-cigarettes. The marketplace for the nicotine-delivery device has been described by critics as the wild west, where little is known about the issues with the products and what practices the vendors use to manufacture.

One popular new regulation is limiting the sale of the devices to minors. The FDA stopped short of banning ads on TV and marketing that some argued was directed at children. 

Did the FDA go far enough? 

Are e-cigarettes getting too much attention or not enough by regulators and public health workers?


  • Mitch Zeller, Director of the Center for Tobacco Products at the FDA
  • Dr. Ashok Kumar, Family Physician at UT Medicine
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