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Tobacco use is tied to 480,000 deaths per year in the United States. "Unless we change course, 5.6 million youngsters alive today incredible further down the road from tobacco utilize". It also costs society financially, with direct health care and lost productivity costs totaling almost $300 billion a year.

Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Friday announced plans to delay for years a requirement that makers of cigars and e-cigarettes get agency approval for any products marketed after February 2007.

Wade pointed to a study published this month in the British Medical Journal, using data from the FDA's Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey, which shows e-cigarettes contribute to significant increases in successful quit attempts across the country.

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Shares of tobacco stocks plummeted after the announcement was made.

E-cigarettes and vaping devices that were on the market in August 2016 won't be subject to review until 2021 or 2022, depending on the type of product. The center of this effort, he says, must be a shared vision for "a world where cigarettes would no longer create or sustain addiction, and where adults who still need or want nicotine could get it from alternative and less harmful sources".

Finally, the FDA proposes to cut to cigarette nicotine with the objective of anticipating a great many tobacco-related passing's a year.

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USA smoking rates have been falling for decades.

The agency said it also will hold public comment sessions on how to regulate "kid-appealing flavors" that are often added to e-cigarettes and cigars. Nearly 90% of adult smokers started smoking before the age of 18 and 2,500 youths have their first cigarette every day, the agency said. Shares of Gillia tumbled 7% while British American Tobacco (BTI - Free Report) stock plunged 9%.

The FDA's official media release specifically mentions that the agency plans on developing product standards to "protect against known public health risks, such as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) battery issues and concerns about children's exposure to liquid nicotine".

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