USFDA cam­paigns against e-cig­a­rettes

India Business Journal - - GLOBAL WRAP-UP -

The US Food and Drug Ad­min­is­tra­tion (USFDA) has an­nounced plans for an ed­u­ca­tion cam­paign to dis­cour­age use of elec­tronic cig­a­rettes (e-cig­a­rettes) among youth. The plan fol­lows the agency's pro­posal last month to both lower nico­tine in com­bustible cig­a­rettes and ex­tend by four years the date by which e-cig­a­rette man­u­fac­tur­ers will be re­quired to ap­ply for au­tho­ri­sa­tion to sell their prod­ucts. The new pol­icy aims to strike a care­ful bal­ance be­tween the reg­u­la­tion of all to­bacco prod­ucts and the op­por­tu­nity to en­cour­age de­vel­op­ment of in­no­va­tive to­bacco prod­ucts.

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