e-cigarette

E-Cigarettes to be Regulated Under New Rules Proposed by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new rules on Thursday that would allow the agency to regulate e-cigarettes, The New York Times reports. The proposed rules would ban the sale of e-cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco to anyone under age 18. Manufacturers of e-cigarettes and cigars would have to register…

Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes Can be Poisonous, But Isn’t Regulated

Liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes can be poisonous, but is not regulated by federal authorities, The New York Times reports. The liquid is extracted from tobacco and mixed with flavorings, colorings and chemicals. Tiny amounts, either ingested or absorbed through the skin, can cause seizures and vomiting. It can even be…

California Legislators Debate Whether to Include E-cigarettes in Smoking Bans

California lawmakers are debating whether to include e-cigarettes in bans on smoking in public places, the Los Angeles Times reports. The state has outlawed cigarette smoking in most public places. The California Senate recently approved a bill that would ban e-cigarettes from every place smoking is already banned. The state…