The FDA authorizes the first electronic cigarette, but only with one taste
The FDA yesterday authorized for the first time an electronic cigarette that is said to help smokers quit traditional cigarettes.
The authorization is valid for Vuse's Solo brand electronic cigarette and its tobacco-flavored cigarettes.
Data from the company showed that the authorized model of electronic cigarettes helped smokers reduce their exposure to harmful chemicals in traditional cigarettes.
"Today's authorizations are an important step towards ensuring that all new tobacco products undergo a rigorous and scientific evaluation before being placed on the market," said Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA Tobacco Center. a statement.
The FDA said it rejected 10 other requests from Vuse for products with different flavors. The agency is still considering the company's request to sell a mint-flavored nicotine formula.