E-Cig Associations Suing FDA Over Deeming Rule

From: Convenience Store News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Right to Be Smoke-Free Coalition, American E-Liquid Manufacturing Standards Association, American Vaping Association and the Electronic Vaping Coalition of America are among several trade associations and state associations to file a lawsuit June 20 against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its recently released final deeming rule.

The deeming rule extends the FDA’s authority to all tobacco products, allowing it to now regulate electronic cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco, pipe tobacco and more, in addition to cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, which have fallen under its authority since Congress passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009.

The CDC Joins FDA in Misleading Attack on Life-Saving E-Cigarettes

From: MRCtv

P. Gardner Goldsmith

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Evidently, their Orwellian behavior wasn’t crazy enough, so the feds went full Terry Gilliam on us, pulling the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) into the circus. On April 14, the CDC announced this rousing headline: “No Decline In Tobacco Use Since 2011”.

This was, of course, insultingly false, which the CDC itself had already admitted, if one recognizes the distinction between tobacco products and non-tobacco products.

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Debate Over E-Cigarettes Heightened After Sweeping FDA Rules

From: Inside Sources

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What if the Food and Drug Administration’s crackdown on e-cigarettes actually leads to more smokers?

That was one of many concerns raised during Thursday’s vaping forum at the American Enterprise Institute, one of the Washington’s top conservative think tanks.

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Here’s Why PETA Is Siding With Vapers Against Federal E-Cigarette Regs

From: The Daily Caller

Guy Bentley, Reporter

Vapers may have found an unlikely ally in their war against Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations that could wipe out the e-cigarette industry.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) fears FDA rules requiring e-cigarettes already on the market undergo vigorous testing will include experiments on animals, reports Watchdog.

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The E-Cigarettes Industry Fights Back Challenging the FDA in Federal Court

From: JDSupra Business Advisor

by Ryan BlaneyCozen O’Connor

Days after the publication of the Food and Drug Administration’s controversial final rule regarding e-cigarettes (and other nicotine-delivering products), a company called Nicopure Labs LLC filed a lawsuit challenging it in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  Nicopure seeks to have the rule vacated and declared unlawful, and has requested a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of the rule and prohibiting the FDA from taking any action under the rule pending resolution of the lawsuit.

Heartland Daily Podcast – Cynthia Cabrera: The FDA’s War on E-Cigarettes and Vaping

From: Somewhat Reasonable | Heartland Institute Blog

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In this episode of the weekly Budget & Tax News podcast, managing editor and research fellow Jesse Hathaway talks about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration new  “deeming regulations” for electronic cigarettes, which require e-cigarette manufacturers to submit their products through an arduous federal approval process.

Cynthia Cabrera, president of the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association, the largest e-cigarette and smoke-free alternative trade association representing the interests of manufacturers, online retailers, small businesses, distributors, importers and wholesalers, and someone who the people in Big Tobacco probably find really annoying, joins Hathaway to talk about the new regulations, and how they will affect consumers, both non-smoking and smoking alike.

FDA E-Cigarette Regulation Triggers A Black Market Demand, Angers Business Owners Furious

From: Parent Herald

By Catherine Armecin, Parent Herald

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FDA Regulations Force Consumers To Turn To The Black Market

Per the report, with the new FDA regulation, more than 90 percent would turn to the black market. Meanwhile, over one-fifth of vapers who already quit smoking responded that they would turn to cigarettes.

Additionally, 46 percent planned to increase the amount they smoke. This suggests that e-cigarette smokers would continue to use their choice even if they have to breach the law.

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FDA Imposes a Slow-Motion Ban on E-Cigarettes

From: Reason.com

The agency’s final rule leaves conventional cigarettes on the market while requiring much safer alternatives to meet prohibitive requirements.

Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced what amounts to a slow-motion ban on e-cigarettes, ignoring the pleas of harm reduction advocates who say it makes no sense to prevent smokers from switching to nicotine products that are indisputably much less hazardous than the ones they are using now. The FDA rule, a preliminary version of which was published two years ago, effectively requires e-cigarette manufacturers to get their products approved as “new tobacco products,” an expensive, arduous, and time-consuming process that will be prohibitive for most, if not all, of them.

As FDA preps e-cigs rules, scientists and Congress rally to support vaping

From: ars technica

Fierce debate erupts as sides fight to protect children and smokers from tobacco.

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The 2017 Agriculture Appropriations Bill may not seem like a stirring piece of legislation to most, but it raised quite a few eyebrows last week as it passed through a House subcommittee with a key amendment—one that aims to spare the vast majority of electronic cigarettes from impending federal regulations.

Top tobacco control experts to FDA: Studies of e-cigs suggest more benefit than harm

From: Science Daily

Date: April 25, 2016

Source: Georgetown University Medical Center

Summary: Seven top international tobacco control experts are prompting regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration to have a broad ‘open-minded’ perspective when it comes to regulating vaporized nicotine products, especially e-cigarettes.

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“We’re concerned the FDA, which has asserted its right to regulate e-cigarettes, will focus solely on the possibility that e-cigarettes and other vapor nicotine products might act as gateway to cigarette use,” says Levy, a professor in the department of oncology at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.