Posts Tagged "tobacco products"

E-cigarettes will get FDA oversight as tobacco products

Posted on May 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

  Electronic cigarettes do not burn tobacco directly, but allow a user to inhale heated nicotine derived from tobacco and suspended in a fluid canister. (Ed Andrieski / Associated Press)   April 25, 2011, 12:19 p.m. The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it will act to ensure the government’s right to impose marketing, manufacturing and safety restrictions on “electronic cigarettes,” a nicotine delivery device widely billed as an alternative to cigarettes for those trying to quit and for smokers who can’t light up. In a letter posted to the FDA’s...

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FDA demands review of newer tobacco products

Posted on Jan 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

RICHMOND, Va. — The Food and Drug Administration says it must review tobacco products that were introduced or changed after February 2007 in order for companies to keep selling them. The agency on Wednesday issued guidance to the tobacco industry outlining how to apply for review. Tobacco makers have until March 22 to prove that the cigarettes or other tobacco products are “substantially equivalent” to ones commercially available before Feb. 15, 2007. That mean the ingredients and design are similar and do not raise different public health concerns — otherwise they may be...

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