US announces ban on e-cigarettes for under-18s

US announces ban on e-cigarettes for under-18s

As BBC reports, the US government has unveiled new federal rules that include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to people aged under 18.

 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will also require manufacturers to submit products to the agency for review.

 

Cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco are also subject to the new rules.

 

On Wednesday, California introduced new anti-smoking legislation that also regulates e-cigarettes.

 

E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that turn flavoured nicotine liquid into an inhalable vapour.

 

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