Wasserman Schultz Statement on the FDA's Rule on E-Cigarettes

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Washington, DC, May 5, 2016 | comments
As a mother and public health advocate, I applaud the FDA's new rules that bring e-cigarettes under federal regulatory oversight. It is critical we protect our children from unregulated nicotine products with commonsense guidelines like banning the sale of these products to people under 18, requiring photo identification for purchase, and requiring producers of these products to disclose ingredients and other critical manufacturing information.
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Wasserman Schultz Statement on the FDA’s Rule on E-Cigarettes

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL -23) issued the following statement today after the FDA issued new rules on e-cigarettes and tobacco products:

"As a mother and public health advocate, I applaud the FDA's new rules that bring e-cigarettes under federal regulatory oversight. It is critical we protect our children from unregulated nicotine products with commonsense guidelines like banning the sale of these products to people under 18, requiring photo identification for purchase, and requiring producers of these products to disclose ingredients and other critical manufacturing information.

"We simply cannot allow manufacturers to sell unregulated tobacco products to teenagers. We have seen the dangerous consequences of tobacco products on our nation's public health, and I'm glad the FDA is taking this important step."

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Contact:

Geoff Burgan, Geoff.Burgan@mail.house.gov, 202.225.7931

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