Including E-Cigarettes in the FDA Rule Limiting Nicotine.

Aaron DG, Wallace CR, Sinha MS. Including E-Cigarettes in the FDA Rule Limiting Nicotine. JAMA. Published online August 28, 2023. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.14254

Ending the tobacco epidemic. (US FDA needs action on e-cigarettes)

“Although cigarettes were once the main product of concern for youths, tobacco companies have pivoted to e-cigarettes. If the FDA caps nicotine in e-cigarettes, tobacco companies might shift again—to chewing tobacco, snuff, roll-your-own tobacco, cigars, candies, or some other product. Given this possibility, the FDA should, at some point, consider limiting nicotine in all nonmedical tobacco products to try to end the tobacco epidemic.

In proposing a nicotine cap (on cigarettes), the FDA’s stated goal is to “reduce youth use, addiction, and death.” But the proposal ignores the most popular youth tobacco product today: e-cigarettes. Failing to include e-cigarettes runs the risk of reversing decades of public health progress against tobacco.”

(Emphasis added.)
Stephen Hamann

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