Powered by Dark Sky
°
___
______
  • Low Temp. ___°
  • High Temp. ___°
___
______
June 19th 2024, Wednesday
°
   ___
  • TEMPERATURE
    ° | °
  • HUMIDITY
    %
  • WIND
    MPH
  • CLOUDINESS
    %
  • SUNRISE
  • SUNSET
  • THU 20
    ° | °
    Cloudiness
    %
    Humidity
    %
  • FRI 21
    ° | °
    Cloudiness
    %
    Humidity
    %
  • SAT 22
    ° | °
    Cloudiness
    %
    Humidity
    %
  • SUN 23
    ° | °
    Cloudiness
    %
    Humidity
    %
  • MON 24
    ° | °
    Cloudiness
    %
    Humidity
    %
  • TUE 25
    ° | °
    Cloudiness
    %
    Humidity
    %
SUBSCRIBE TODAY: Save 40% OFF the newsstand price PLUS get online access FREE!

FDA authorizes first e-cigarettes, cites benefit for smokers

by Assoicated Press
October 16, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) Heath officials on Tuesday authorized the first electronic cigarettes in the U.S., saying the R.J. Reynolds vaping products can benefit adult smokers.

The Food and Drug Administration said data submitted by the company showed its Vuse e-cigarettes helped smokers either quit or significantly reduce their use of cigarettes, the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S.

Tuesday’s first-of-a-kind decision is part of a sweeping effort by the FDA to bring scientific scrutiny to the multibillion-dollar vaping industry after years of delays.

In September, the agency said it had rejected applications for more than a million e-cigarettes and related products, mainly due to their potential appeal to underage teens. But regulators delayed making decisions on most of the major vaping companies, including market leader Juul.

The FDA’s decision only applies to Vuse’s refillable Solo Power device and its tobacco-flavored nicotine cartridges. The FDA said it rejected 10 other requests from the company for other flavored products, but did not disclose details. The agency is still reviewing the company’s request to sell a menthol-flavored nicotine formula.

“Today’s authorizations are an important step toward ensuring all new tobacco products undergo the FDA’s robust, scientific premarket evaluation,” said Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA’s tobacco center, in a statement.

“The manufacturer’s data demonstrates its tobacco-flavored products could benefit addicted adult smokers who switch to these products - either completely or with a significant reduction in cigarette consumption.”

To stay on the market, companies must show that their products benefit public health.

Local Weather

Recent Obituaries

Bush, James Bernald

MACEDON: Bush, James Bernald; died on Friday, May 17, 2024, at the age of 81.  A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 28th, at the Western Presbyterian Church of Palmyra, 101 East Main Street, Palmyra, NY 14522.  A reception will follow the service in Fellowship Hall.  Please consider donations in […]

Read More
Beach, Ed

SODUS: Ed Beach, 75, fought a long and hard battle with family by his side before passing away Thursday June 6th, 2024 at Rochester General Hospital. In keeping with Ed’s wishes, there will be no public calling hours or service. A celebration of life for family and friends will be shared at a later time, […]

Read More
© 2019 Times of Wayne County | Portions are © 2019 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.
twitter-squarefacebook-square