Daily Archives: January 15, 2010

Kids may mistake new tobacco products for candy

FARMINGTON — New tobacco products often look like candy, and their packaging may look like cell phones or other electronics.

FDA Cannot Regulate E-Cigarettes as Drugs or Medical Devices

WASHINGTON , - In ruling today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may not regulate electronic cigarettes as drugs or medical devices, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon has ignored decades of precedent and put America’s consumers at unnecessary risk. If upheld, Judge Leon’s decision opens a gaping loophole in the protection FDA has provided against the sale and distribution of non-tobacco products that a manufacturer laces with unregulated quantities of nicotine. For years, the FDA has stringently regulated all products containing nicotine when sold to consumers in any form other than a traditional tobacco product because of nicotine’s dangerous and addictive impact.