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US FDA authorises first e-cigarette, cites benefit for smokers

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday authorised an electronic cigarette, saying the vaping device from R.J. Reynolds can help smokers cut back on conventional cigarettes.E-cigarettes have been sold in the US for more than a decade with minimal government oversight or research. Facing a court deadline, the FDA has been conducting a sweeping review of vaping products to determine which ones should be allowed to remain on the market.The agency said in September it had…


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