FDA's Timid E-Cig Proposal Plays Into Industry's Hands

Law360, New York (April 24, 2014, 8:04 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has stopped short of imposing restrictions on flavored e-cigarettes or e-cigarette advertisements in its historic proposal to oversee the products, betraying an uncertainty about the risks they pose that attorneys say the industry can exploit to keep agency regulation weak.

The FDA ended a yearslong wait Thursday when it moved to expand its oversight of tobacco and cigarette products to include e-cigarettes, among other novel products, seeking to block their sales to minors and to require e-cigarette makers to register...
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