The Food and Drug Administration’s new regulations on tobacco originally included language that would have removed flavored e-cigarettes from the market until the agency authorized them, according to Reuters. The final rule deleted that wording.
A new study concludes many smokers who try e-cigarettes find them less satisfying than regular cigarettes. The researchers say this suggests e-cigarettes may not be a useful tool to help a significant number of smokers quit.
A new online poll finds about 10 percent of adults say they use e-cigarettes, the same percentage as in a similar poll last year. A growing number of adults have negative attitudes toward e-cigarettes, the Reuters/Ipsos poll found.
Poison control centers around the country have seen a sharp increase in calls about young children’s exposure to e-cigarettes. The biggest threat appears to be ingestion of liquid nicotine, HealthDay reports.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced it is extending its oversight to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, Reuters reports. The agency will ban sales of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco to people under age 18.
E-cigarettes are now the most widely used tobacco product among teens, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. E-cigarette use rose among middle school and high school students from 2011 to 2015, the report found.
Americans are increasingly conducting online searches related to electronic nicotine delivery systems, a new study finds. Most of the searches are about how and where to get vaping products, not their health effects.
A new study finds e-cigarettes are associated with significantly less quitting among smokers, CBS News reports. Adult smokers who used e-cigarettes were 28 percent less likely to stop smoking regular cigarettes, researchers found.
The Department of Transportation is banning airline passengers from packing e-cigarettes and other battery-operated electronic smoking devices in their checked bags because of the risk of fires, the Associated Press reports.