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FDA to consider regulations for e-cigarettes

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E-cigarettes have become a lot more popular in recent years, and unlike tobacco there's virtually no regulation or control over them.

But that's about to change. The Food and Drug Administration has taken its first steps toward regulating e-cigarettes.

The agency wants manufacturers to register their products, ingredients and process with the FDA, and it also wants to ban minors from getting ahold of them.

But some vape shops are already ahead of the curve. At Nashville Vapor, they say they've been doing that since opening about a year ago.

"As long as there's a rule on age I think it will deter some," said store manager Mike Pullen. "I'm a cancer survivor, and my vision is to help people quit cigarettes in the most safe, effective way to do so."

The FDA needs input from both the industry and public before the rules are finalized, and that process could take a year.

If you want to weigh in, visit: http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/ucm388395.htm.

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