For E-Cig Regulation, FDA To Look Beyond User Testimonials

Law360, New York (December 11, 2013, 8:36 PM EST) -- The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's tobacco arm said Wednesday that to regulate electronic cigarettes, the agency needs to examine whether the products reduce tobacco use nationwide, not just whether they can help individuals quit.

Mitch Zeller, the director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, made the remarks during a webinar held in advance of the release of the so-called deeming regulation, which is expected to put e-cigarettes and other products under the agency's regulatory umbrella. The FDA submitted the regulation to...
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