After a meteoric rise in the market during the last few years, the future of e-cigarettes now rests with regulators, innovators.
By Howard Riell, Associate Editor
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s deeming regulations on vapor products could shift the $3 billion that e-cigarettes/vape are estimated to generate this year in brick-and-mortar stores to online vendors and black market players.
Stakeholders have made the case that it’s important for the FDA to set a new predicate date in the final rule, and that Congress should update the predicate date for newly-deemed products. New FDA deeming regulations authorized earlier this year ban e-cigarette sales to Americans under age 18, among other stipulations.