After a raging debate that has lasted for several years on the health risks that are associated with e-cigarettes, the federal government finally brought the matter to rest. There were new rules and regulations issued by the FDA which have for the first time ever targeted e-cigarettes. The regulations seek to extend federal authority on the e-cigarettes by banning their sale to anyone under 18 years and their manufacture. This is widely targeted to arrest any side effects that they may have on their users’ health. Make sure to check me article on side effects: https://e-cigarettepros.com/vaping-side-effects/
What are the Upcoming Regulations?
The upcoming regulations are captured in 499 pages and are a clear testament that the government is ready to approach these devices in an approach that is more restrictive. The regulations seek to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone who has not attained the age of 18. They further require that any person under 26 years should produce photo identification when they go to buy them. There are new health warnings that will be required of the e-cigarettes. In addition, the manufacturers ought to seek out federal permission in order for them to continue marketing all the e-cigarettes that were launched ever since 2007. These e-cigarettes are the ones that make up the majority of the market and hence the strong opposition from the industry players. A large number of the companies will have to put in their premarket applications for review to assess the impact they will have on public health.
Reasons why the new regulations are coming
The new regulations are coming due to the various concerns that public health experts have held on for so long with no steps being taken by the federal government. There have also been concerns that the e-cigarette devices have never been properly studied in an extensive way to establish whether they have any harms or benefits. Public health advocates had also exposed their concerns that the e-cigarettes could encourage the youth and upcoming generations to take up smoking of conventional cigarettes. The regulations are viewed by many public health experts as ways of ensuring that future generations are protected from the harmful effects of tobacco. This will also provide adults with enough information on the e-cigarettes to enable them make informed decisions when opting for them.
Finally, the FDA has finally released the regulations that it had proposed to release some time ago in order to safeguard the Americans public health. This is widely expected to protect people from the harmful side effects associated with tobacco use. This industry has for the longest time being without any federal regulations governing it and hence the release.