Editorial Calls Upon FDA To Regulate Electronic Cigarettes

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In the recent past, the Food and Drug Administration and federal officials have clamped down on the tobacco industry marketing its products.  However, the advent of electronic cigarettes has proved an impediment to such regulatory efforts, as in their current form, these product actually exist outside the purview of the agency.  A new editorial from the American Lung Association’s president calls for a change to this current dilemma.  He wants the FDA to be able to regulate electronic cigarettes, and doing so could hinge on a proposal that is currently under review by the White House Office of Management and Budget.  He further relates that one particular claim about e-cigarettes, that they can help a person quit smoking, has yet to be approved by the FDA.

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