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Smokers are on board with e-cigarette regulations, Rutgers finds

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A new study by the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health finds most smokers are unaware that e-cigarettes aren’t currently regulated by the FDA, and would support e-cigarette rules.

The new Rutgers study of smokers’ attitudes toward e-cigarette policy by Olivia A. Wackowski, assistant professor of health education and behavioral science in the Center for Tobacco Studies at the School of Public Health, and Cristine Delnevo, co-leader of the Cancer Institute’s Cancer Prevention and Control Program, appears in the current online edition of the journal Tobacco Control. 

Overall, researchers found that, while 90 percent of respondents were aware of e-cigarettes, nearly two-thirds (62.5 percent) did not know the devices are unregulated. A majority (83.5 percent) of all respondents also agreed that e-cigarettes should be FDA regulated. This number included 77.9 percent of current e-cigarette users.

You can read more about this study at NJBIZ.