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FDA moves to regulate e-cigarettes for the first time

FDA moves to regulate e-cigarettes for the first time

The federal government announced Thursday sweeping new rules for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that could offer some protection for consumers and upend a multibillion-dollar industry that has gone largely unregulated.

Before brands are allowed to stay in the market, regulators would have to check the design, contents and flavor of the devices, which are increasingly popular among teenagers.

"Millions of kids are being introduced to nicotine every year, a new generation hooked on a highly addictive chemical," said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell. "We cannot...

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