Electronic Cigarettes Now Regulated

The Electronic Cigarette Association now regulates electronic cigarettes and related products to better protect the public health. These regulations will be an adjunct to the regulations offered by the FDA. In this way, additional measures to support joint objectives to help protect the public from harm.

In fact, the FDA recently sent warning letters out to five electronic cigarette distributor companies following violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) including unsubstantiated claims and poor manufacturing practices. According to the FDA, electronic cigarettes must be marketed in a way that meets guidelines set up by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.  The FDA included information about the Electronic Cigarette Association in these letters.

In order for an electronic cigarette distribution company to obtain FDA approval for operation, the company must show that the manufacturing practices of the company support safety and efficacy. The company must also demonstrate that the strength, quality and purity of the product ties in line with the safety and effectiveness needs of the FDA.

With the help of the FDA and the Electronic Cigarette Association, consumers have another viable means to quit smoking. There disposables and starter kits available so you can see if this remedy is right for you. There are refill cartridges and even vaporizers that help to ensure the purity of the active ingredients in the nicotine product, while avoiding dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes and smelly smoke.  Electronic cigarettes are also offered in various scents, such as apple menthol and cherry. The products consist of two parts:  an atomizer (micro-electronic technology) and the e-cigarette cartridge.

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