Oncology Groups Praise FDA Decision to Regulate E-Cigarettes

The FDA is getting praise from oncology groups for its landmark decision to regulate electronic cigarettes, sale cigars, hookah tobacco, pipe tobacco and other electronic nicotine delivery systems.

For the first time, the FDA will review these items, including e-cigarettes and the ingredients in them, which had been unregulated since they hit the market about a decade ago.

“We commend the FDA for taking this important step and will be happy to provide appropriate guidance and feedback as the agency works to understand the true public health benefits and risks of these products,” said Julie M. Vose, president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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