Late last week, the FDA made a landmark announcement that imposes broad and sweeping regulations on electronic cigarette for the first time. Among the new rules:
- Not allowing products to be sold to persons under the age of 18 years;
- Registering manufacturing establishments and providing product listings to the FDA;
- Reporting ingredients, and harmful and potentially harmful constituents;
- Requiring premarket review and authorization of new tobacco products by the FDA;
- Placing health warnings on product packages and advertisements.
This announcement has been met with a mixed response. For many, these regulations are long overdue. For others, they are a heavy-handed intervention that harms a newly emerging industry. In this webinar, addictions expert Andrea King, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at the University of Chicago, provides a general overview of electronic cigarettes and discusses the facts and the myths: what e-cigs are, their harm and safety, who uses them, whether they help quit smoking, whether they might encourage smoking, and more.
To learn more, visit http://addictions.uchicago.edu