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U.S. FDA to launch campaign against e-cigarette use among youth

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By Toni ClarkeWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hot on the heels of its proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced plans on Tuesday for an education campaign to discourage use of electronic cigarettes among youth.The plan follows the agency's proposal last month to both lower nicotine in combustible cigarettes and extend by four years the date by which e-cigarette manufacturers will be required to apply for authorization to sell their products.Its new policy "aims to strike a careful balance between the regulation of all tobacco products, and the ...

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First Published: Tue, August 08 2017. 21:42 IST