e-cig manufacturer speaks out on proposed FDA rules


e-cigsOn 4/25, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Henry Waxman released a statement in response to the FDA’s proposed rules to extend its regulatory authority to e-cigarettes and other previously unregulated tobacco products: “This is an overdue but important first step to regulate e-cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products.  The rule would prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes and other dangerous products to kids.  FDA needs to act quickly to finalize this rule and take additional steps to rein in manufacturers’ marketing practices and use of candy flavors that target children and get them hooked on their addictive products.”

Meanwhile e-cig companies are coming out with their own statements on the impact and implications of these new proposed rules.

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