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FDA Proposing New Rules to regulate E-Cigarettes

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The Food and Drug Administration is proposing new rules to regulate electronic cigarettes. ABC News reports the FDA wants to bring e-cigarettes out of what it calls the "wild west." Right now, those smokes aren't regulated because they don't contain tobacco - and ABC's Chief Health and Medical Editor Doctor Richard Besser says that makes them safer. Besser says e-cigarette makers would also have to prove claims that inhaling nicotine through vapors ... is healthier ... and can help cigarette smokers kick the habit.
If the new rule's accepted, minors under 18 won't be able to buy e-cigs and other nicotine products. But flavored e-cigs and TV ads would be allowed.


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