Public health advocates urge FDA to regulate e-cigarettes

"It's Time to Regulate E-Cigarettes" is the title of an op-ed in today's New York Times by former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids President Matt Myers.

Noting that "youth e-cigarette use tripled in just one year, surpassing the use of traditional cigarettes," the writers express concern that "E-cigarettes have so far escaped federal regulation and are being promoted using the same playbook cigarette companies have used to addict generations of teenagers." They urge the FDA to finalize a strong rule regulating these products. "Although a proposed regulation is wending its way through the bureaucracy, it is unclear when it will be finalized, or in what form."

The op-ed is here.

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