In a move conversely praised by public health advocates and bemoaned by e-cigarette manufacturers, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new rules on May 5, 2016 bringing e-cigarettes, and similar products, under FDA scrutiny for the first time in their history. E-cigarettes are battery-powered electronic nicotine delivery

A joint policy statement issued by two prominent national cancer organizations urges the FDA to get involved in the regulation of electronic cigarettes and similar products, and recommends additional research to determine the long-term effects of these products on the human body and whether they help people to stop smoking