The US Food and Drug Administration says that its second public workshop on electronic cigarettes is due to be held on March 9-10.
The first of a series of three planned workshops was held last year.
The agenda for the March 2015 workshop is said to focus on the impact of electronic cigarettes on a person’s ‘individual health’.
The specific topics to be discussed include:
(1) ‘exposure to nicotine, and toxicological considerations;
(2) ‘pharmacokinetics (the movement of drugs within the body) and pharmacodynamics (the effects of drugs) regarding nicotine exposure in users;
(3) ‘abuse and dependence;
(4) ‘short- and long-term health effects of using e-cigarettes;
(5) ‘considerations for high-risk or vulnerable populations; and
(6) ‘human factors.’
The FDA said the information obtained through this series of workshops would not impact its pending deeming regulations. However, if the deeming rule were finalized as proposed, then electronic cigarettes would be subject to FDA regulations and the agency could use the scientific information obtained from the series of workshops to propose additional regulations on electronic cigarettes.
Registration for in-person or by-webcast participation in the March workshop is open until February 20, register here.