Regulation

Category: Regulation

US FDA seeks input from public to prevent repeat of EVALI event

US FDA seeks input from public to prevent repeat of EVALI event

February 14, 2020

The U.S. FDA’s request for information responds to direction from Congress to gather information from the public that could help identify and evaluate additional steps the FDA could take to address the recent lung injuries.

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Maryland first US state to ban flavored disposable vapor products

Maryland first US state to ban flavored disposable vapor products

February 12, 2020

Maryland will become the first state to ban the flavored disposable e-cigarettes that are exempt under U.S. President Trump’s federal flavor ban.

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Pennsylvania joins growing list of states suing Juul Labs for youth use

Pennsylvania joins growing list of states suing Juul Labs for youth use

February 10, 2020

The Pennsylvania lawsuit seeks a state-wide ban on all of Juul’s products — including tobacco-flavored ones. If the court does not grant a full ban, the state wants to restrict sales to ban all of Juul’s flavors, except for tobacco.

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Flavored e-liquids are back on store shelves in Washington State

Flavored e-liquids are back on store shelves in Washington State

February 10, 2020

On February 7, flavored e-liquid and other vapor products returned to store shelves in the U.S. state of Washington. The state’s lawmakers amended the ban on vaping last week. During the four-month period the flavor ban was in effect numerous local vape shops suffered financially.

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Health Canada investigating ad for possible breach of vaping rules

Health Canada investigating ad for possible breach of vaping rules

February 10, 2020

Health Canada and its Quebec counterpart are investigating a vaping ad by Imperial Tobacco to see if it violates advertising laws.

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Vapor CEOs face lawmakers’ questions on role in youth vaping

Vapor CEOs face lawmakers’ questions on role in youth vaping

February 5, 2020

The House Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee grilled the CEOs of Juul Labs, R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company and NJOY, as well as the presidents of Logic Technology Development and Fontem Ventures US.

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FDA’s flavor ban on closed-pod systems starts at 12:01 am Thursday

FDA’s flavor ban on closed-pod systems starts at 12:01 am Thursday

February 5, 2020

The Trump administration’s partial ban on flavored e-cigarettes will go into effect at a minute after midnight Thursday. The partial vape ban will impact most vapor products that use pre-filled pods, often called closed systems.

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U.S. FDA chief vows action if necessary to combat youth uptake

U.S. FDA chief vows action if necessary to combat youth uptake

February 3, 2020

While defending the Trump administration’s partial e-cigarette ban, the new U.S. Food and Drug Administration says he will take more actions to stop teen vaping if necessary.

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New Jersey governor signs vapor flavor ban, takes effect on April 20

New Jersey governor signs vapor flavor ban, takes effect on April 20

January 22, 2020

Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed a bill into law prohibiting flavors in e-cigarettes in the Garden State, just months after he called for state lawmakers to send him a measure barring the products as a national health crisis associated with vaping unfolded.

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Avail Vapor divides into 3 separate entities to better serve its clients

Avail Vapor divides into 3 separate entities to better serve its clients

January 21, 2020

Avail Vapor has announced that as of January 1, 2020 the company has divided its operations into three separate businesses. Each entity has its own dedicated management team that will all be headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.

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Vape shop owners fighting back against New Hampshire flavor ban

Vape shop owners fighting back against New Hampshire flavor ban

January 17, 2020

Vape shop owners in New Hampshire came out in force Wednesday in opposition to a proposed flavor ban on vapor products. They argue the ban would shutter shops and force former smokers back to deadly combustible cigarettes.

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Bill to ban flavors in vapor products in New Jersey sitting on Governor’s desk

Bill to ban flavors in vapor products in New Jersey sitting on Governor’s desk

January 16, 2020

New Jersey lawmakers voted on Monday to ban flavored vapor products in an effort to reduce youth tobacco use.

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Closed pod flavor ban to take effect on Feb. 6, tobacco and menthol exempt

Closed pod flavor ban to take effect on Feb. 6, tobacco and menthol exempt

January 10, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) filed on Tuesday its notice in the Federal Register that bans all flavors, except tobacco and menthol, for closed-pod systems.

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Claim that e-cigarettes 95 percent safer than traditional cigarettes disputed

Claim that e-cigarettes 95 percent safer than traditional cigarettes disputed

January 9, 2020

Researchers dismiss the claim that e-cigarettes are 95 percent safer than combustible cigarettes as a “factoid.”

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Public hearing coming for proposed flavor ban in US state of Rhode Island

Public hearing coming for proposed flavor ban in US state of Rhode Island

January 8, 2020

Rhode Island health officials ay they will hold a public hearing on proposed regulations to permanently ban the sale of flavored vaping products in the state.

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Vapor industry bracing for PMTAs; tobacco stocks rise on flavor ban announcement

Vapor industry bracing for PMTAs; tobacco stocks rise on flavor ban announcement

January 6, 2020

Vapor industry representatives, are expressing concern over the US Food and Drug Administration’s determination that makers of the nicotine liquids are manufacturers and thus required to submit PMTAs by May 12.

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BAT asked to end advertising of vapor products on social media app in UK

BAT asked to end advertising of vapor products on social media app in UK

December 18, 2019

The U.K. Advertising Standards Authority has ordered British American Tobacco to stop advertising its e-cigarettes on Instagram.

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US FDA wins vapor regulation fight challenging deeming rule

US FDA wins vapor regulation fight challenging deeming rule

December 18, 2019

The District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has rejected arguments by a vapor manufacturer and an industry trade group that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) violated the Tobacco Control Act (TCA) and infringed on their First Amendment rights by creating a difficult pathway to premarket authorization and prohibiting free sample distribution of vaping products.

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