Health

Saturday 30 August 2014

US gets tough on e-cigarettes

Many believe e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to regular tobacco
Many believe e-cigarettes are a safer alternative to regular tobacco

Electronic cigarettes are to carry health warnings in the United States under new regulations announced by the Food and Drug Administration.

The restrictions will also ban the sale of e-cigarettes to children and require packaging to list their ingredients.

E-cigarettes are battery-operated products that deliver a nicotine flavour to users in the form of an aerosol, which normally contains nicotine.

According to the latest industry estimates, there are five million users in the US in a rapidly expanding industry that generated more than €1bn in sales last year. Sales are expected to double over the next 12 months.

Irish Independent

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