The first time that the Food and Drug Administration has authorizedThe marketing of electronic cigarettes.
R.J. Reynolds has been granted permission to sell the Vuse Solo closed-ENDS device with accompanying tobacco-flavored vape liquid pods.
“While today’s action permits the tobacco products to be sold in the U.S., it does not mean these products are safe or ‘FDA approved,’” the agency said. “All tobacco products are harmful and addictive and those who do not use tobacco products should not start.”
Although tobacco products are considered harmful, FDA has stated that the FDA approved products may be of benefit to traditional smokers.
“The manufacturer’s data demonstrates its tobacco-flavored products could benefit addicted adult smokers who switch to these products – either completely or with a significant reduction in cigarette consumption,” the FDA said.
According to CNNE-cigarette manufacturers had until September 2020 to apply for authorization to remain on the market.
According to reports, the FDA said in September that it required more time to review the applications.