FDA calculates costs of lost enjoyment if e-cig rules prevent smoking

June 2, 2014 5:09 AM

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – As U.S. health regulators consider what rules to impose on electronic cigarettes, in their tally of costs and benefits they have placed a value on the lost pleasure consumers may suffer if they used the products less or not at all.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says in a little-noticed document released alongside its proposals for regulations in April that the projected benefits of the new rules, which also apply to cigars, hookahs and other vapour products, should be cut by 70 percent to account for the deprivation co...

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