The Food and Drug Administration posted a fifteen-page proposal to its website on Tuesday, asking for the public to weigh in on regulatory actions for warnings and labeling of tobacco products. The FDA aims to implement child-resistant packaging as well as exposure warning labels to liquid nicotine and other tobacco products. Liquid nicotine, used in e-cigarettes, delivers nicotine in the form of vapor and is often mistaken to be almost harmless.
The FDA writes: “The continuing rise in popularity of electronic nicotine devices (ENDS), such as e-cigarettes, which often use liquid nicotine and nicotine-containing e-liquids, has coincided with an increase in calls to poison control centers and visits to emergency rooms related to liquid nicotine poisoning and other nicotine exposure risks.”
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