Attorney General Maura Healey is planning to unveil proposed regulations aimed at tightening the sale of electronic cigarettes in Massachusetts.
The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels.
For the first time, the federal government will regulate the booming electronic cigarette industry, under a proposal being released Thursday.
The Food and Drug Administration wants to ban sales of e-cigarettes to minors, require approval for new products, and require health warning labels. Companies would also be banned from making health-related claims without scientific evidence.
There is growing concern that e-cigarettes are luring teenagers into addiction.
On May 1, Scituate will join a handful of other towns in the Commonwealth that have made cigarettes harder for young folks to get.
The Massachusetts Medical Society has adopted new policies on electronic cigarettes and the the use of antibiotic medications in farm animals.
A bill that would place electronic cigarettes under the state’s existing tobacco control law is making its way through the Massachusetts Statehouse.
Forty attorneys general are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products.
Children — like adults — are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high school students.
Children and teens would be banned from buying electronic cigarettes under a bill being proposed on Beacon Hill.