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A. G. Addresses FDA to Consider Limited Regulation on E-Cigarettes for Minors Under Age 18

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :    Monday, November 18, 2013
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605)773-3215   

 
Attorney General Addresses FDA to Consider Limited Regulation on E-Cigarettes for
Minors Under Age 18


PIERRE, S.D  -   Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined 41 other Attorney’s General in asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address E-Cigarettes advertising and sale to minors under the age of 18.

“Currently, there are no age or advertising restrictions on E-Cigarettes as there are with traditional tobacco products,” said Jackley. “My concern as Attorney General is focused on placing limitations for use of E-Cigarettes by minors under the age of 18 and addressing the facilitation of illegal drug ingestion. The issues of taxation, application to smoking bans, and any further regulation of E-Cigarettes should be addressed by our state legislature and local governments.”

E-Cigarettes are battery-operated products designed to deliver nicotine to the user by heating liquid nicotine, derived from tobacco plants, along with flavors and other chemicals, into a vapor that the user inhales. An “open” E-Cigarette system has the unintended consequence of allowing the user to substitute illegal substances for nicotine without tamper resistant protection. A “closed” E-Cigarette system is designed to be tamper resistant preventing use of illegal drug ingestion.
 
 

 
 

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