FDA Wants Warning Label on E-Cigarettes, Ban on Sales to Minors

The agency proposes to regulate the fast-growing industry as tobacco products.
2:11 | 04/24/14

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Transcript for FDA Wants Warning Label on E-Cigarettes, Ban on Sales to Minors
America's total. Get a big change in the works for people who use and make electronic cigarettes the FDA is taking a bold move in cracking down on every step of the -- -- marketing and -- Assumption ABC -- Bradley joins us now from Washington with more good morning to -- Good morning Diane and John this is something the federal government has been working on for years this. Virtually no federal oversight of electronic cigarettes which more more people have been using for quick -- They've been called a safer alternative to cigarettes and their wildly popular. Maybe. But it's not clear what's in them that's because since they burst into the US back in 2006. They've gone -- regulated. The federal government wants to change. Right now it's like the wild wild west in terms of what people are doing the products revolving with with. You know no regulatory oversight in being marketed. In ways that are very -- some. This morning the FDA is proposing new regulations for. And FDA what's in their products. We don't have the answers we need about. In the marketplace -- their -- in health and disease. Public health officials are especially worried about protecting children. Flavors that could attract kids the proposal would also place pipe tobacco and -- guards and the FDA's authority to regulate. For now the FDA is not seeking to ban the marketing of these cigarettes on in TV ads or on line but the FDA says it could look at that in the future -- and a it is -- mom rather live for us in Washington thank you.

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