Following the lead of Canadian legislators, U.S. senators have begun calling on the FDA to explore stronger labeling regulation for e-cigarettes, products that have largely escaped the strict regulations placed on traditional tobacco products because of their nicotine-vapor design.
Officials have voiced complaints claiming that the health warning on e-cigarette products are inadequate, and have urged the FDA to expand their authority to cover all nicotine-based products.
"In FDA's proposed 'deeming regulation,' the agency includes a warning label for e-cigarettes that does not adequately warn consumers on the known dangers of nicotine use. The proposed label reads 'WARNING: This product contains nicotine derived from tobacco. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.' We support requiring a label on nicotine's addictive properties, but we ask the FDA pursue requirements for more extensive warnings that address health risks that e-cigarettes pose," the Senators wrote in a letter to the agency.
Six senators signed the letter, and already thirteen members of Congress have joined in, asking the FDA to speed the finalization of a proposed rule on e-cigarettes within the year. The Protecting Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act was submitted in February,and would include significant restrictions on advertising and labeling collateral.
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