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Get Ready for Nicotine Water

Controversial Product May Be on Store Shelves Next Month

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Two years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that the FDA has no current authority to regulate the sale, manufacture, or marketing of tobacco products. But Goldrick says the agency does have the authority to regulate bottled nicotine water, because nicotine has never been approved as an additive to foods and it is clearly addictive, toxic, and potentially dangerous.

"It is ludicrous to think that you can put a hazardous and highly addictive product in a bottle of water and sell it down at the corner store with absolutely no oversight or safety testing by the FDA," he says. "We just think that they should submit, like every other food manufacturer or drug manufacturer, to the safety and effectiveness testing that the FDA does."

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