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  1. FDA Moves to Crack Down on E-Cigarettes

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that it intends to regulate electronic cigarettes. The agency will propose new rules Thursday that would extend its regulatory authority over the devices for the first time. If finalized, the FDA will be able to regulate e-cigarettes in a number of ways, including banning sales to minors or in vending machines, and requiring that they carry warnings just like traditional cigarettes. The popularity of e-cigarettes has soared in recent years, but to date the nearly $2 billion industry has operated without federal oversight.

    Sources: NPR, NYT, Washington Post

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