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FDA proposes regulations for e-cigarettes

Washington (AP) -- The federal government wants to prohibit sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

The proposal being issued Thursday won't immediately mean changes for the popular battery-powered devices that heat liquid nicotine. The move is aimed at eventually taming the fast-growing industry.

The FDA said the proposal sets a foundation for regulating the products, but the rules don't immediately ban flavors of e-cigarettes, curb marketing and online sales, or set product standards.

Once finalized, the agency could propose additional restrictions on e-cigarettes. Officials didn't provide a timetable for that action.

The move comes as members of Congress and public health groups have raised concerns over e-cigarettes and questioned their marketing tactics.

 
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