FDA Proposes Warning Labels on E-Cigarettes
Since the creation of e-cigarettes, the public has been fighting for ways to warn users on the effects of this smoking alternative. People have been begging lawmakers to add warning labels to the packages of e-cigarettes, similar to what is on packages of regular cigarettes. Until now, it seemed these voices went unheard.
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a 15-page “notice of proposed rulemaking” that requests warning labels and child-proof packaging on liquid nicotine and tobacco products. The main reasoning this is finally happening is the increase of calls to poison control centers related to liquid nicotine, which is used in e-cigarettes. In 2013 alone, there were 1,543 calls to poison control centers. Many of these calls involved children getting into their parents’ supplies.
You can help support this movement by either sending an email or mail piece to the FDA within the next 2 months. Click this link for more information.