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FDA Acts to Protect Public Health from Electronic Cigarettes
Date:7/22/2009

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has acted to protect public health from so-called electronic cigarettes by seeking to block importation of these products and, during a press briefing today, informing the public about the potential health risks of these products. The FDA announced today that a laboratory analysis of electronic cigarette samples found that they contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals such as diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze. We look forward to the FDA taking additional action to stop the marketing and sale of these unapproved products.

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The FDA appropriately has asserted the authority to regulate these products, which deliver the powerfully addictive drug nicotine, as combination drug-device products under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Electronic cigarettes have not been tested for safety or approved by the FDA for sale in the United States, yet manufacturers have been marketing and selling these products in stores and shopping mall kiosks throughout the U.S., as well as on the Internet.

Electronic cigarettes, which are manufactured primarily in China, pose several serious potential risks to public health. First, there is no credible scientific evidence that these products are safe for human consumption or that they are effective at helping smokers or other tobacco users quit, as some manufacturers have claimed. In contrast to tobacco cessation products that have been approved by the FDA, there are no controls on the amount or pote
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