Posted October 03, 2018 05:22:55 When a company advertises its new product, you may expect it to include a few words about its ingredients and safety.
But what about its packaging, which may contain warnings about the risks of secondhand smoke and nicotine?
That’s exactly what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to know.
The agency recently published its “Key Facts” report on e-cigarette products, which contain health information, product descriptions and other information on e.cigarettes.
It says the information is vital to consumers and manufacturers and should be kept up-to-date to make sure products are safe for use.
It has not yet published a summary of the report, but the agency says the data it has gathered will help it to ensure the product is as safe as possible.
“While we are still in the early stages of the FDA’s review of e-cig products, we are actively exploring potential solutions to address issues such as the presence of second-hand smoke in e-cigs,” the agency said in a statement.
“This includes the development of packaging that is more easily identifiable, easier to read, and easier to use.”
The agency has identified seven areas where it wants to improve e-liquid safety.
These are:The use of only non-toxic materials and the proper packagingThe use and safety of ingredients that are not listed on the product label and contain potentially hazardous chemicalsThe use, labeling and labelling of non-essential ingredientsThe use by manufacturers of e.cigs with ingredients that may pose a health risk to usersThe use with limited access to a nicotine patch or other nicotine delivery devices.
There are also new regulations that will apply to e-liquids in Canada that are more stringent than the ones in the United States.
These include the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) and the Canadian Tobacco Products (TCP) Regulations.
The FDA is also working with the Department of Health and Long-Term Care to develop guidelines for e-vapor products.
They are expected to be published by the end of the year.