• April 8, 2020

FDA urged to treat e-cigs as tobacco

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and NYC Public Advocate Letitia James urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to classify e-cigarettes as tobacco products.

Speaking at a rally on Jan. 17, they said the agency should set a minimum sales age, require health warnings, bar companies from distributing free samples and impose certain marketing restrictions.

They also called on the Federal Trade Commission to determine whether the marketing practices of e-cigarette companies adhere to “truth in advertising” laws.