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Rules won't go into effect anytime soon

Regular tobacco-laced cigarettes have been regulated by the FDA for decades, are only sold to adults, and are plastered with numerous health warnings. On the other hand, electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes if you prefer) are unregulated. However, the FDA is pushing to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and to require approval for new products.
The FDA also wants health warning labels to be required for the devices. The rules were proposed this week and the goal is to set a foundation for regulating the industry and products. Proposed rules won't immediately put a ban on the various flavors of e-cigs or on advertising, nor will the rules set product standards.
FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said future rules, "will have to be grounded in our growing body of knowledge and understanding about the use of e-cigarettes and their potential health risks or public health benefits."

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"When finalized (the proposal) would result in significant public health benefits, including through reducing sales to youth, helping to correct consumer misperceptions, preventing misleading health claims and preventing new products from entering the market without scientific review by FDA," said Mitch Zeller, the director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products.
The FDA is giving the public, industry members, and other organizations 75 days to comment on the proposal. Any comments offered will be considered before final rules are issued. At this time no time frame for when a final rule will be issued has been given.
Rules propose that the makers of these devices would have to disclose ingredients and warn that nicotine is an addictive chemical. Manufacturers would also not be allowed to claim their products are safer than other tobacco products.
A study of e-cigarettes from 2010 claimed that the devices fail at delivering nicotine to the body.

Source: AP

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Just keep them outdoors
By 195 on 4/24/2014 11:58:16 AM , Rating: 1
The only thing I would like to see is to ban e-cigs where regular cigs are already banned. Last week at the indoor airport baggage claim, a dude was enjoying his e-cig right next to me and the other 200 passengers. Granted it doesn't smell, but the effect is nearly as discomforting as a real cig.

I don't care if the smoke is harmful or not. If common decency needs regulation then so be it.

RE: Just keep them outdoors
By rountad on 4/24/2014 12:07:59 PM , Rating: 3
Serious question... Why is it discomforting and why should it be banned?

You wrote that it doesn't smell...

RE: Just keep them outdoors
By M'n'M on 4/24/2014 12:22:25 PM , Rating: 2
Not only was he e-smoking, he wasn't very good looking. Next regulation - no ugly people in public, at least where I might see them.

RE: Just keep them outdoors
By hpglow on 4/25/2014 12:32:37 AM , Rating: 2
You can solve that by not going into Wal Mart. Every time I go in there I have to took at something uglier than the elephant man driving an electric cart around. Seems like the ugly are pretty well contained to me we have a private non government system for containment. All we need now is a law allowing us to beat people that block movement in both directions in a grocery store isle and we may well become a civilized society again.

RE: Just keep them outdoors
By lagomorpha on 4/24/2014 1:07:15 PM , Rating: 2
Discomforting in the same way that wifi signals are discomforting - idiots want an excuse to complain about anything their favorite tabloid wrote a scare story about. It's the same thought process as the anti-vaccination people.

RE: Just keep them outdoors
By thesaxophonist on 4/24/2014 6:36:04 PM , Rating: 2
It's discomforting because he was breathing in nicotine, an addictive stimulant, involuntarily. Sure, he could move to a different seat, but the vapor is still in the air. Harmful or not, it's disgusting. If you just can't wait for that fix, at least take the damn vaporizer outside.

RE: Just keep them outdoors
By Reclaimer77 on 4/24/2014 6:51:05 PM , Rating: 1
Aren't I breathing in caffeine, an addictive stimulant, when someone makes coffee? Oh god, the horror. If they can't wait for that damn coffee fix, at least take the machine outside!!!

Seriously will you nanny's grow a spine?

RE: Just keep them outdoors
By hpglow on 4/25/2014 12:50:38 AM , Rating: 1
No one stands around doors of resturants brewing coffee or brews fresh coffee at children's playground. Yes I have ripped people's asses for smoking cigarettes at a park. I don't take e-sigs as serious but the point still needs to be made that people are damn inconsiderate. I saw a grandma one time that had the bumper sticker "I listen to every intersection I stop at." This is just as true for shitty music as it is for cigarettes. People should show other people kindness, not give me some BS excuse like "we are outside" wtf does that have to do with lighting up in a park? Next time you order a pizza imagine there is a big fat pile of human feces on it. You complain to the waiter and they take the pizza away, and it comes back the same pizza minus the crap. Do you eat the pizza? No, because you know that crap was previously on that same pizza. This is why it is so insulting for the rest of us to accept your "suck it up" statement. Yes, e-sigs are better than the former but they are still chemicals and other things we wouldn't have to inhale. We can choose not to eat the crap pizza but it is hard not to share air with people around us. Just like it is impossible to unread the stupidity that reclaimer writes.

RE: Just keep them outdoors
By NaughtyGeek on 4/25/2014 9:30:38 AM , Rating: 2
So you don't own a car? You grow your own food and eat only vegetables right? What's that, you buy groceries at the grocery store? You drive a car to and from work? You should stop being so damn inconsiderate of all the rest of us and quit spewing those poisons out your tailpipe and stop contributing to the problem by buying products that are produced/transported by burning fossil fuels you inconsiderate sod, your emissions are poisoning the rest of us.

RE: Just keep them outdoors
By Reclaimer77 on 4/25/2014 9:50:18 AM , Rating: 1
You are a psychopath.

Good day.

RE: Just keep them outdoors
By NellyFromMA on 4/24/2014 1:41:30 PM , Rating: 2
It's discomoforting because he's been trained to believe smoking is so gross and anything even resembling smoking is offensive and distasteful. -_-

RE: Just keep them outdoors
By Schrag4 on 4/25/2014 12:27:35 AM , Rating: 2
I don't ever think I'll buy a sports car so those should be banned too (who needs to accelerate quickly?). Oh, and subscription magazines, I don't read them so ban them. I'm not really into porn much either so please ban it. For the children, of course.

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