From: Convenience Store News
FDA’s Mitch Zeller provides update at Convenience Distribution Marketplace.
By Melissa Kress
ORLANDO, Fla. — Much of the latest tobacco legislation has been coming from the state level, but 2016 brought one major change at the federal level: the final deeming rule.
In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would regulate electronic cigarettes under its authority spelled out in the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009. The first step was to establish its authority to regulate tobacco products not explicitly noted in the 2009 measure. These newly deemed products include electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and hookah. Five years later, the final deeming rule went into effect on Aug. 8, 2016.
From: R&D Magazine
by Leslie Henderson, Operations Director, Broughton Laboratories and Darren Barrington-Light, Software Marketing Specialist, Informatics & Chromatography Software at Thermo Fisher Scientific
Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes greatly reduce their exposure to carcinogens and other toxic inhaled substances, according to a British study released Monday.
The study of 181 smokers and former smokers was the first to directly measure and compare levels of these substances in people, its authors said. The harm reduction depends on a total substitution of e-cigarettes for smoking, the study stated.