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WHO told to go easy on e-cigs, consider health benefits

29th May 2014 | News analysis |

The World Health Organization (WHO) has been urged to adopt a gentle touch on regulation of e-cigarettes in a letter this week signed by more than 50 nicotine science and public health specialists, apparently hoping to head off the prospect of tobacco-style rules.

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FDA lambasted over comments process, inaction on flavours

18th May 2014 | News analysis |

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing requests to extend the public comment period on its proposal to regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products, a senior FDA official told a a key U.S. Senate committee on Thursday, drawing a decidedly mixed response from the panel’s top Democrat and Republican alike.