Sunday, September 29, 2019

On vaping, FDA delayed key regulations

Inaction on vaping, then an urgent threat
After years of grinding through the bureaucratic process and fending off litigation, the US Food and Drug Administration in 2016 declared that it was finally able to regulate electronic cigarettes. But it would be still years before the agency would require e-cigarette makers to provide information on the health effects of their products.

The lumbering pace of oversight is emblematic of the many opportunities that medical specialists say the FDA missed to head off what has become an urgent public health crisis.

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