Dems Push FDA To Issue E-Cigarette Regulations Quickly

Law360, New York (September 17, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT) -- Four top Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives urged the Food and Drug Administration on Monday to issue new regulations for electronic cigarettes, saying that manufacturers are marketing the products to children despite concerns over health effects.

The FDA is planning to regulate e-cigarettes under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the 2009 law empowering the agency to oversee manufacturing standards for tobacco products. E-cigarettes, which do not contain tobacco, deliver nicotine and other chemicals to users through a vapor.

The agency has...
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