Federal regulators want more information about chemicals in e-cigarettes

Federal regulators are asking for public input on chemicals found in electronic cigarettes and e-liquid.

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration announced that the agency is seeking comments on a proposal that would add 19 chemicals to the already established list of harmful ingredients found in tobacco products.

“As our oversight and scientific knowledge of tobacco products has evolved, so too should our requirements for manufacturers and importers to provide information about the chemicals or chemical compounds in their products that cause or could cause harm to users and nonusers,” acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless said in a statement.

This includes compounds created when e-liquid is heated, forming a vapor that users breathe into their lungs.