Once again, FDA spokesperson Rita Challelle speaks and this time clarifies that the Device and the Nicotine are in their sights as reported here:
"A seemingly safer smoking option, the "e-cigarette," is illegal to market and sell in the U.S., according to Rita Chappelle, USFDA spokesperson.
"Neither that device nor the vapor it produces has been approved by the Federal Drug Administration, Chappelle said.
"Such products must meet approval through the Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act, Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act or the FDA. Because the product uses strictly nicotine rather than a form of tobacco, approval rests on the FDA", Chappelle said.
None of the products have been submitted for inspection or approval, she said."
Whether the vapor can be classified as harmless has yet to be determined by the FDA, Chappelle said.
It appears the FDA, has in its sight the device as well as the nicotine. Only time will tell when the FDA will make its move and the scope of that maneuver------- Sun
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