Firs FDA Workshop on Electronic Cigarettes

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has called for a workshop about electronic cigarettes and their relation to public health to be held in December of 2014. The workshop comes as many organizations and businesses are looking to the FDA for what to do next when it comes to electronic cigarettes and their regulation, or rather lack there of.

According to the FDA’s official release for the workshop, taking place December 10th and 11th in Maryland, the purpose is “to gather scientific information and stimulate discussion among scientists about electronic cigarettes.” This workshop is the first of a series of workshops from the FDA that are intended to obtain information on e-cigarettes and how they affect public health. The agency is calling for scientists, manufacturers, and health care professionals to present information they have compiled on e-cigarettes in order to provide the most current information to other researchers in the field.