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  • Morning Jolt: FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

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  • In the news
    The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.
    While the proposal being issued Thursday won't immediately mean changes for the popular devices, the move is aimed at eventually taming the fast-growing e-cigarette industry.
    The agency said the proposal sets a foundation for regulating the products, but the rules don't immediately ban the wide array of flavors of e-cigarettes, curb marketing on places like TV or set product standards.
    Any further rules "will have to be grounded in our growing body of knowledge and understanding about the use of e-cigarettes and their potential health risks or public health benefits," FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said.
    Members of Congress and public health groups have raised concerns over e-cigarettes and questioned their marketing tactics. - AP
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