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Health & Fit FDA proposes rule over record-keeping for vape makers

17:26  20 september  2019
17:26  20 september  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Sept 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued a proposed rule for e-cigarette makers, requiring them to maintain records related to the legal marketing status of their products.

  FDA proposes rule over record-keeping for vape makers © ShutterStock

When finalized, the rule would also help to ensure that e-cigarette applications by manufacturers contain information on the product's potential public health benefits and harms, the FDA said.

The agency's proposal follows a rise in popularity of the e-cigarettes among the youth and a widening outbreak of severe lung-related illnesses tied to vaping that has affected possibly 530 people.

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A U.S. District Court judge in Maryland in July issued an order that would require makers of tobacco products, including e-cigarette makers, to file the applications by May 12, 2020.

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The proposed rule also establishes procedures which the FDA would follow when reviewing the premarket tobacco product applications. (Reporting by Manas Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)

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