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licensure regulation e-cigarette

Annice E Kim, Brett Loomis, Bryan Rhodes, Matthew E Eggers, Christopher Liedtke, Lauren Porter
BACKGROUND: Although the overall impact of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) on public health is unclear, awareness, use, and marketing of the products have increased markedly in recent years. Identifying the increasing number of 'vape stores' that specialise in selling ENDS can be challenging given the lack of regulatory policies and licensing. This study assesses the utility of online search methods in identifying ENDS vape stores. METHODS: We conducted online searches in Google Maps, Yelp, and YellowPages to identify listings of ENDS vape stores in Florida, and used a crowdsourcing platform to call and verify stores that primarily sold ENDS to consumers...
April 2016: Tobacco Control
Marie-Claude Tremblay, Pierre Pluye, Genevieve Gore, Vera Granikov, Kristian B Filion, Mark J Eisenberg
BACKGROUND: Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have been steadily increasing in popularity since their introduction to US markets in 2007. Debates surrounding the proper regulatory mechanisms needed to mitigate potential harms associated with their use have focused on youth access, their potential for nicotine addiction, and the renormalization of a smoking culture. The objective of this study was to describe the enacted and planned regulations addressing this novel public health concern in the US...
June 3, 2015: BMC Medicine
Q L Kintanar, E C Santero
The regulation of food and drugs in the Republic of the Philippines is enshrined in the 1987 Philippine Constitution. Statutory laws are also in place providing legal basis for the creation of a regulatory agency, the Bureau of Food and Drugs, mandated to ensure the safety, efficacy and good quality of all food and drug products being made available to the general public. The most important of these laws are Republic Act (RA) 3720 "Foods, Drugs, Medical Devices and Cosmetics Act", RA 6675 "Generics Act", RA 8203 "Act Prohibiting Counterfeit Drugs", and RA 7394 "Consumers Act...
1999: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
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