Following up on our post from last Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will not meet its midnight deadline to submit proposed tobacco regulations. The FDA will also miss deadlines to publish a consumer-friendly list of dangerous chemicals found in electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or e-cigs) and testing / reporting requirements for tobacco ingredients and additives. Unfortunately, the FDA is not required to abide by the deadlines that it sets for itself, nor is it assessed any penalty for missing such deadlines.
Written by Barnaby Page
Article contributed by Soar Payments
U.S. businesses selling e-cigarettes and other vaping products online can expect to be hard hit by new rules governing the processing of credit card payments.
Many small businesses could face a difficult and potentially costly tangle of red tape – or even the loss of their existing credit card arrangement.
Small business owners and employees of vape shops in Central Jersey are concerned about the fate of their stores under new federal rules
SOMERVILLE – Ryan Bunting spells his name in the NATO phonetic alphabet as if he were still reporting to an officer of higher command.
That’s because he spent eight years in the Marines and was deployed to Iraq in 2008.
From: American Thinker
Ever the advocate of the government solution to any problem, the United Nations has trained its sights upon e-cigarettes in recent months. The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which is the UN tentacle dedicated to policing tobacco sales and consumption around the globe, is making inroads into the vaping market, ultimately hoping to regulate e-cigarettes just as traditional cigarettes, cigars, and the like.
Editor’s Note: Cross-posted from the Counterfeit Cigarette Enforcement Forum. For more information about the $5 Man and the unintended fueling of the contraband tobacco marketplace, see Weaponizing Poverty.
From: Vape Magzine
By Norm Bour
He’s called the $5 Man and he is not an urban legend, but is very real. Those in the tobacco industry have heard of him and are fearful since he steals money. Their money. State politicians don’t like him either since he takes money from their coffers, too.
Excessive Taxation Creates Illegal Responses
From: Science 2.0
A new Cochrane Review paper provided an independent, rigorous assessment of the best available evidence to date about electronic cigarettes for quitting smoking and found that electronic cigarettes may help smokers stop their smoking, and there are no serious side effects associated with their use for up to two years.
From: Washington Examiner
Facing potential bankruptcy, the nation’s 15,000 vaping and e-cigarette outlets are mounting a massive political campaign to win a congressional reversal of new and costly Food and Drug Administration rules that just went into effect.
The “Right to Vape” campaign plans to barnstorm through 15 battleground and politically influential states to pressure lawmakers up for re-election to promise to use the upcoming November lame-duck session to make changes to the regulations.
From: The Hill
By Christopher Russell, contributor
Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a rule that extended the agency’s authority to regulate electronic cigarettes and related vapor products as tobacco products. However, these products do not actually contain tobacco.
In so doing, FDA started the clock ticking toward August 8, 2018, the date on which e-cigarettes, e-liquids and other related newly deemed tobacco products that do not have FDA approval to remain on the market can no longer be legally sold.
From: Winston-Salem Journal
By Richard Craver Winston-Salem Journal
The Food and Drug Administration’s response to a legal challenge on its electronic cigarette regulations is that all such products “present significant risks to the public health,” even when nicotine-free liquids are consumed.
Nicopure Labs LLC of Tampa, Fla., became on May 10 the first liquid nicotine manufacturer to file a federal lawsuit against the FDA for the controversial smokeless tobacco rules that went into effect Aug. 8.