FDA Announcement (U.S. Federal Drug Administration) eCigs now Tobacco Product
After the most recent loss in the federal court of appeals the FDA made an announcement that electronic cigarettes will be regulated as a tobacco product. The good news is electronic cigarettes are now officially recognized by the United States government and is no longer banned for importation.
The new concern is that eCigs (electronic cigarette’s) are not the same as tobacco products and should be regulated as a product lesser in health risks than tobacco cigarettes. In addition the FDA now also controls tobacco products and with the recent banning of flavored cigarettes the future is unknown for future regulation, taxation and restrictions.