Today, the American Vaping Association, a leading advocate for the benefits of vapor products such as electronic cigarettes, is expressing deep disappointment in Congressional leaders for their failure to include a lifesaving and jobs-saving policy rider relating to vapor products in the just-released omnibus spending bill.
Today, California Congressman Duncan Hunter not only outed himself as a vaper, but issued a powerful statement to FDA and his fellow members of Congress supporting a change in the grandfather date. Rep. Hunter clearly understands the importance of vapor products as a significant benefit to public health while also protecting thousands of American small…
In this episode of The VAPE CAST, Josh gets political. His very special guest Cynthia Cabrera, Executive Director & President of SFATA, is here to help set the facts straight about the FDA deeming regulations, HR 2058 (otherwise known as the “Cole Bill”), and what you can do as a consumer, as a business, and as an influencer in vaping. If you have any questions about the recent regulations and proposals concerning vaping (and what you can do to help change it), this is a must-watch episode.
Dr. Michael Siegel’s analysis of the FDA deeming ban presents an in-depth and terrifying look at the possible future of vaping. According to Siegel, the “Deeming Regulations Should Be Called “The Cigarette Protection Act of 2015″; Regs are an Embarrassment to Public Health and Will Decimate the Vaping Industry”.
Senator Patty Murray of Washington today demanded an investigation into the alleged leak of FDA documents to the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA). Senator Murray has requested that Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson identify the source of the leak, expressing concerns about the release of documents still under review.
Tod Robberson of the Dallas Morning News opines on vaping as a swing issue in the upcoming elections. Vapers are more politically active than ever before, and they’re watching closely. Politicians seeking re-election will need to consider whether they wish to support vaping as a method of harm reduction, or explain why they want to…
The following is a useful overview that shows you the steps that are generally taken during regulatory rulemaking. As you can tell from this map, the FDA’s deeming regulations are currently at step 8 and we’re only one step away from the final part of the process.
National Call to Action: Tell the White House to urge FDA to re-work the deeming regulations so that life-saving vapor products can remain on the market!
This article discuss the need for a new “Grandfather Date” for deemed tobacco products like e-cigarettes, FDA’s authority to establish such a new date, and potential alternative dates.
This article summarizes the Tobacco Control Act requirements that would apply to e-vapor companies if the proposed Deeming Regulation is finalized. It is critically important for e-vapor companies to prepare for regulation, as we now know that FDA’s Final Rule for the Deeming Regulation has been sent to OMB/OIRA for review.