The Obama Administration has been too slow in granting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory authority over e-cigarettes, according to the American Lung Association (ALA).
In a new report, “State of Tobacco Control 2016,” the association urged the administration to swiftly finalize the regulation that would give the FDA authority over all tobacco products, MedPage Today reports.
The regulation is expected to be made public in the next few weeks, the article notes. Thomas A. Carr, ALA Director of National Policy, said the five-year wait for the regulation has been frustrating. “At the state level we saw some promising action on tobacco taxes last year, but other than that, 2015 was another year of policymakers just not doing what they needed to do to combat tobacco use,” he said.