Legality of Electronic Cigarettes in the US (2018)

Electronic cigarettes first hit overseas markets back in 2002, but wasn’t until 2006 that thy entered the US market. The absence of scientific evidence about the safety and efficacy of these devices made it challenging to reach a conclusive decision about legalizing them just like traditional tobacco cigarettes. Until the recent ruling, e-cigarettes operated in a legal grey area, where they were not fully considered tobacco products or drug delivery devices. Over the last three years or so, many a court battle about health benefits (as propounded by e-cig manufacturers) and FDA’s insistence on categorizing them as medical devices, have been fought.

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