FDA Proposed New Rules For Tobacco Companies
The proposed rules would apply to all FDA-regulated bulk and finished tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and e-cigarettes.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it is proposing new requirements for tobacco companies.
The proposed rules would apply to all FDA-regulated bulk and finished tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and e-cigarettes. If passed, the companies would have to investigate and identify products that do not meet standards and recall the ones that have already made it to the market.
All ingredients and components or additives and material would also be traceable, therefore if an investigation discovered a product that did not meet standards, it would easily be recalled and taken off the market.
The FDA said there have been inconsistencies between what’s in e-cigarettes and what their label displays. The agency said that under the current system in place, Americans may have purchased tobacco products that were possibly contaminated with metal, plastic, and glass.
The proposed rules would be placed to minimize or prevent additional risks associated with the intake of tobacco products.