Hello vapers! Let’s see what made headlines this past week.
FDA moving to regulate e-cigarettes, “vaping” liquid nicotine
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering to add warning labels on liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes. The FDA says that they are considering this ecig regulation due to the growing popularity of e-cigarettes, and is therefore also mulling a requirement for the liquid to be sold in child-resistant packaging.
The continuing rise in popularity of electronic nicotine devices (ENDS), such as e-cigarettes, which often use liquid nicotine and nicotine-containing e-liquids, has coincided with an increase in calls to poison control centers and visits to emergency rooms related to liquid nicotine poisoning and other nicotine exposure risks.
The FDA announced.
See details on Arstechnica.
Tobacco sales in Alaska hit new low as e-cigarettes surge
Many smokers in Alaska, for a variety of reasons, have stopped smoking driving consumption to its lowest point since the latest available records in 2001.
According to Alison Kulas, tobacco program manager at the state health department, much of the decrease in smoking is due to public anti-smoking campaigns. Another potential factor in the decline of the tobacco market is the emerging role of e-cigarettes.
We are seeing there are increases in e-cigarette use, but it’s unclear at this point whether they are diverting sales from cigarettes.
Read more on the Alaska Dispatch News.