Three electronic cigarettes from RJ Reynolds’ Vuse brand have been approved by the FDA.
It was emphasized that the approved products were tobacco-flavored products, not the sweet-flavored ones popular with young people.
The FDA said that young people were “less likely to start using tobacco-flavoured products and then switch to higher-risk products, such as combusted cigarettes.
Approval may be withdrawn
The FDA said in a statement that the approval may be withdrawn if it is determined that these products are widely used among former smokers.
Although the sale of electronic cigarettes in the US has been subject to FDA approval since 2016, the agency did not allow their sale during the time it examined electronic cigarettes on the market.
Manufacturers have been waiting more than a year for official authorisation, as the FDA examined the potential pros and cons for public health.
Announcing that 93 percent of the products on sale were examined and 946,000 products were rejected last month, the FDA declared the sale of rejected products illegal.
The increasing use of flavored electronic cigarette sold in the country without FDA approval among young people raises concerns.