FDA asks e-cigarette giants to help regulate themselves

Leading e-cigarette companies have admitted in meetings with the Food and Drug Administration that vape flavorings appeal to kids, and suggested ways that the agency could regulate those products, according to an FDA statement today. But public health experts say not to expect the industry to come up with useful ways to police itself.

After years of public health officials warning that young people were using e-cigarettes in alarming numbers, the FDA is crafting regulations to prevent kids and teens from vaping. And as part of the process, the FDA has asked the five leading e-cigarette brands to come up with plans to combat youth vaping. “Everyone involved in this market has a shared responsibility to address this public health crisis,”…

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