Tag Archives: VAPING

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Calls for a Ban on Vaping Products Most Widely Used by Youth

On November 19, 2019, former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb opined on how the FDA should proceed in regulating e-cigs to address the “youth epidemic” but also preserve the devices’ potential to help adult smokers quit cigarettes.  Gottlieb argues that “providing adult smokers with a safer alternative to cigarettes cannot come at the expense of addicting … Continue Reading

FDA Emphasizes Continued Commitment to Develop a Strong Tobacco Product Application Review Process

In an October 22, 2018 press release, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., emphasized the agency’s ongoing commitment to significantly reduce tobacco-related disease and death, with particular emphasis on protecting kids from the dangers of nicotine. In order to do so, FDA asserted the critical need to have an efficient regulatory process that puts novel products, … Continue Reading

FDA Announces Increased Enforcement to Curb Youth E-Cigarette Use

In a September 12, 2018 press release, FDA announced its largest coordinated enforcement effort in agency history to address what it described as an “epidemic” of e-cigarette use in minors, based on not-yet-released survey data.  As part of its enforcement since June 2018, FDA has issued 1,300 warning letters and imposed civil penalties on brick-and-mortar … Continue Reading

FDA Targets Tobacco Products Claims

Pursuant to Section 201(rr) of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Tobacco Control Act, a “tobacco product” is any product made or derived from tobacco intended for human consumption, but excludes drugs, devices, and combination (drug-device) products. A product is a drug, device, or combination product if it is intended to … Continue Reading

Tobacco Turmoil

FDA’s regulatory authority extended to all tobacco products. As covered previously on this blog, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), as amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 (Tobacco Control Act), FDA has the authority to regulate cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, smokeless tobacco, and any … Continue Reading

Viva Vaping

Royal College of Physicians encourages e-cigarette use as a substitute for smoking. Public health authorities worldwide have long known and publicized the health risks associated with smoking and tobacco use.  Smoking still remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.  As FDA prepares to publish its “Deeming Regulation” — which is expected to … Continue Reading

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