FDA’s New Research Videos on E-Cigarettes, Nicotine and Cigarillos

From: FDA Voice (FDA.gov)

By: Cathy L. Backinger, Ph.D., M.P.H. and Cindy Miner, Ph.D.


We Need a Strong Science Base to Address Issues that Matter Now

In 2009 Congress passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, creating the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) at FDA and giving us the responsibility to regulate cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless tobacco to protect public health.

New FDA e-cigarette regulations could threaten local businesses

From: Hays Post


The promise of new regulations by the Food and Drug Administration regarding nicotine juices for electronic cigarettes – commonly known as e-cigs – has local businesses concerned about damage to their bottom line. Theresa Herlocker, owner and manager of Grasshopper Vapes, 706 Vine, believes that while some regulation is necessary, over-regulation by the federal government could hurt the market and drive smaller shops out of business.

A Misguided FDA Crusade

From: The Weekly Standard

The case for leaving cigarette flavorings alone.


From Brussels to Chicago to the headquarters of the Food and Drug Administration in White Oak, Maryland, public health officials, antismoking crusaders, and mayors are waging a battle against flavorings for both tobacco cigarettes and newer e-cigarettes.


The confluence of these trends in public health—toward banning flavorings and treating e-cigarettes the same as their deadlier combustible cousins—could get ugly fast. It could herald a new Prohibition. It would be Prohibition in all but name for cigarettes, as the law would allow few attractive alternatives for those who crave nicotine.

Clouds on the Horizon for Vaping Industry

From: NACS Online

Anticipated FDA rules likely to require expensive approval process for all vape products, leading to possible “vapocalypse.”   

NEW YORK – The Wall Street Journal took a look this week at the possible ramifications for the burgeoning – and profitable – vapor business, when the FDA unveils new regulations for e-cigarette products.

According to the WSJ, within the next two months, the FDA is expected to complete rules that would require federal approval for nearly all flavored liquid nicotine juices and e-cigarette devices. Regulatory consultant SciLucent estimates that the product approval process under the new rules could cost anywhere from $2 million to $10 million for each item being regulated.