FDA unveils new guidelines for e-cigarette makers

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    FILE PHOTO: An e-cigarette sits in a tray on the bar at the Henley Vaporium in New York City December 18, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

    (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday carved out new recommendations for makers of e-cigarettes, or vapes, including guidelines on how to address public health issues while designing their products.

    Currently, there are no authorized e-cigarettes on the U.S. market.

    The FDA, which has recently clamped down on e-cigarettes following a surge in their use among teenagers, said here the new guidelines cover issues like accidental nicotine exposure and battery safety.

    Reporting by Tamara Mathias in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva