The Food and Drug Administration have announced that it will be regulating e-cigs as if they’re cigarettes, damaging the vaping community greatly.

E-cigs, hugely popular all over the world, now face strong regulation in the US courtesy of the FDA. Just some of the changes that have been mused are age limitations, clearer products labels and heightened health warnings moving forward.

There was a seeming inevitability about the move after it was revealed in February that e-cigs had been placed under the jurisdiction of the FDA.

Now, manufacturers must submit all of their products for review, in which ingredients, safety and emissions data, and the manufacturing process itself, will be scrutinised.

An FDA press release stated, “The actions being taken today will help the FDA prevent misleading claims by tobacco product manufacturers, evaluate the ingredients of tobacco products and how they are made, as well as communicate their potential risks.”

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