Policy Documents

Electronic Cigarettes at a Regulatory Crossroads

Thomas Hemphill –
September 1, 2013

The article focuses on the initiatives taken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to institute regulatory mechanisms for all tobacco products in the country. It mentions that the FDA has developed a draft guidance on how manufacturers request a determination from the agency that a tobacco product meets Chapter IX of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The policy options of the e-cigarette regulatory enacted by the state such as prohibiting e-cigarette sales to minors are cited.