We Need More Regulation On E-Cigarettes Use – Part 1 of 2
We Need More Regulation On E-Cigarettes Use. The latent health hazards of e-cigarettes remain unclear, and more regulation on their use is needed, say two groups representing cancer researchers and specialists. The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) together issued a directory of recommendations on Thursday aimed at bringing e-cigarette regulations more in trade with those of traditional cigarettes. In a news release, the two groups pointed out that e-cigarettes, which are not smoked but deliver nicotine in a aerosolized form, are not yet regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration.
They called on the FDA to monitor all types of e-cigarette products that also meet the standard definition of tobacco products. Those that do not meet that standard should be regulated by whichever means the FDA feels appropriate, the cancer groups added. Among other recommendations is a bid for e-cigarette manufacturers to provide the FDA with a full and detailed list of their products’ ingredients; a call for advice labels on all e-cigarette packaging and ads to advise consumers about the perils of nicotine addiction; and a ban on all marketing and selling of e-cigarettes to minors.