WASHINGTON D.C. (WTVB) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing new rules to regulate e-cigarettes. The rules being floated today by the FDA would immediately make e-cigarettes off-limits to anyone younger than 18. Public health experts have been calling on the FDA to regulate e-cigarettes as the products' popularity has been heating up over the past few years. Sales hit two-billion dollars last year.
Health experts and the FDA the say manufacturers increasingly aim e-cigarettes at kids, with flavors including strawberry and thin mint. Supporters say e-cigarettes are safer than tobacco cigarettes and can be used to help people quit smoking.