The U.S. Government issued a tough set of rules for the e – cigarette industry on Thursday that included banning sales to anyone under 18, requiring packaging warning labels, and making all products – even those currently on the market – subject to government approval.

In June, the FDA proposed requiring warning and child – proof packaging because of an increase in nicotine exposure and poisoning incidents among young people.  The FDA could move to regulate advertising of flavors such as cotton candy and watermelon that might appeal to youth.

In addition to e – cigs, the FDA said it would be taking regulatory authority over other tobacco products including cigars, pipe tobacco and water – pipe tobacco.