The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is urging public comment in support of regulation of all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and cigars, by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Click here to submit your comments directly to the FDA. The submission deadline is Aug. 8.
If you need help, the campaign has developed sample comments you can adapt and use.
Additionally, the TMA House of Delegates adopted policy related to regulation of electronic cigarettes at TexMed 2014 in May. The policy from the TMA Council on Science and Public Health recommends TMA work with the Texas Department of State Health Services to develop communications for physicians to share with patients on e-cigarettes and associated products and to encourage the Texas Quitline to identify the use of e-cigarettes by callers. The policy also encourages physicians to work with their county medical societies and local public officials to ensure that current smoke-free ordinances include e-cigarettes and associated products and to work with the Texas Legislature to restrict the purchase of e-cigarettes and associated products by minors.
Action, Aug. 1, 2014