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).
Use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited in a similar fashion to combustible tobacco products, including in places of employment and certain public places (such as playgrounds, bus stops and sporting events).
There are only a small number of e-cigarette stores located around Washington, D.C.
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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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