The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies e-cigarettes and all related products as tobacco products. They regulate the sale, advertising, promotion, distribution, manufacture, import, packaging and labeling of e-cigarette products based on the laws set forth in the Tobacco Control Act and the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).
As of July 6, 2015, Connecticut law (Public Act No. 15-206) regulates the use of e-cigarettes in public places. Areas that are prohibited include: restaurants, bars (excluding smoking areas), state buildings, healthcare facilities, school campuses and buildings, and child care facilities. The state does not provide signage for these facilities, but it is assumed that ‘No Smoking’ signs do apply to vaping in mentioned areas.
There are a large number of e-cigarette stores to be found throughout Connecticut, mainly in Bridgeport, New Haven, Torrington, Danbury, Waterbury, and New Britain with a smaller number also to be found throughout the rest of the state.
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The United States is not a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The United States signed the FCTC on May 10, 2004, but has not ratified the treaty.
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