The agency said the proposal sets a foundation for regulating the products but the rules dont immediately ban the wide array of flavors of e-cigarettes, curb marketing on places like TV or set product standards. Any further rules will have to be grounded in our growing body of knowledge and understanding about the use of e-cigarettes and their potential health risks or public health benefits. FDA Commissioner Dr Margaret Hamburg said.
Members of Congress and public health groups have raised concerns over e-cigarettes and questioned their marketing tactics.
Also on Thursday, the FDA proposed extending its authority to regulate cigars, hookah, nicotine gels, pipe tobacco and dissolvable tobacco products.