Media Advisory: FDA to regulate e-cigarettes and other tobacco products: Yale experts available

This morning, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will extend its authority over all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco, and pipe tobacco. According to the FDA, this historic rule helps implement the bipartisan Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 and allows the FDA to improve public health and protect future generations from the dangers of tobacco use through a variety of steps, including restricting the sale of tobacco products to minors nationwide.

Yale University experts are available to speak to reporters.  They are:

  • Dr. Roy Herbst, the Ensign Professor of Medicine (medical oncology) and professor of pharmacology; chief of medical oncology, Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. Herbst chairs the Tobacco Task Force for the American Association for Cancer Research.

  • Lisa Fucito, assistant professor of psychiatry, and director, Tobacco Treatment Service, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven
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