From: National Public Radio
by Rob Stein
The Food and Drug Administration says it will formally propose regulating e-cigarettes.
Early Thursday, the agency unveiled a long-awaited rule that would give it power to oversee the increasingly popular devices, much in the way that it regulates traditional cigarettes.
“It’s a huge change,” FDA Commissioner told reporters in a briefing Wednesday, before the official announcement of the agency’s plans. “We will have the authority as a science-based regulatory agency to take critical actions to promote and protect the health of the public.”