Princess Cruise Lines will ban smoking in its staterooms and balconies starting Monday. While more cruise lines are banning cigarettes, policies on e-cigarettes vary among the cruise lines, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
A new report concludes the Food and Drug Administration needs more information about the health effects of “modified risk” tobacco products such as e-cigarettes or tobacco lozenges, before it allows tobacco companies to sell or advertise these products as being able to reduce the health risks of tobacco use.
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are slowly becoming more popular with retailers, Convenience Store News reports. Many retailers continue to take a “wait and see” approach to the products, before deciding whether to assign them shelf space.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will regulate smokeless electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, treating them the same as traditional cigarettes. The decision comes after the FDA lost a court case in which it argued that the devices should be regulated as drug-delivery devices, which must satisfy stricter requirements.