Vaping Gets Federal Approval
October 13, 2021
For the first time, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved sales of a type of electronic cigarette—one that tastes like tobacco—citing evidence that the product can help adult smokers quit or significantly reduce their use of conventional cigarettes. Lynn T. Kozlowski would go further. She argues in Issues that states and municipalities should be allowed to move “decisively beyond the serious limitations of federal tobacco law” and test a variety of policy options, especially varying age restrictions on e-cigarettes, to identify the best ways of reducing tobacco’s harm to both individuals and society.