On Thursday, May 5, 2016, The Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) issued new regulations that ban the sale of e-cigarettes cigars and hookahs to minors. According to a recent article by The New York Times, “The move was applauded by public health experts who said the industry needed oversight and who had been waiting nearly seven years for the agency to provide it.”
The new regulations will take effect in 90 days and also require e-cigarette producers to apply to the F.D.A. for permission to sell their products, which includes vape shops that create their own e-cigarette liquid.
Read the New York Times article, “F.D.A. Imposes Rules for E-Cigarettes in a Landmark Move,” for more information.