Explain What FDA Authorization of E-Cigarettes Really Means

FDA’s “authorization” of Vuse e-cigs will lead to mixed messages.

A 2016 rule requires all e-cigarettes to undergo FDA review.

This means FDA evaluates whether possible benefits of an e-cig, such as helping people reduce or stop smoking regular cigarettes...outweigh risks, such as luring teens to e-cig use.

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