AAFP Pleased with FDA Final Rule to Regulate E-Cigarettes

AAFP Pleased with FDA Final Rule to Regulate E-Cigarettes

The American Academy of Family Physicians is pleased with the FDA final rule announced May 5 that ensures e-cigarettes and similar products are regulated the same as other tobacco. Family physicians see first-hand the devastating effects of tobacco use as more than 480,000 people die each year from tobacco-attributed diseases. The move also means the FDA will investigate more than 7,000 flavors those products contain and enforce other requirements that will help keep these harmful products out of the hands of America’s youth.

Statement: AAFP: FDA E-Cigarette Rule Great Step Forward for Public Health

Family physicians across the country applaud the FDA’s final regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe and hookah tobacco and other related products. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death and illness in the U.S., and by including e-cigarettes and other nicotine-delivery devices not previously under the FDA’s authority, the agency asserts its commitment to protecting public health.

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    Download high-resolution video of AAFP President Wanda Filer, MD, MBA, in a May 5 interview regarding the FDA rule.