Posted by Matt Rowland
Just two short days after the FDA deeming regulations were first announced in May of 2016, e-liquid manufacturer Nicopure Labs immediately filed a lawsuit in federal court. Vaping advocacy groups around the world have been watching the case travel through the judicial process, eagerly awaiting the outcome. Last Friday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson published her ruling.
According to the resulting 93-page decision, the FDA deeming regulations which now categorize e-cigarettes as ‘tobacco products’ still stand, even though Nicopure Labs is essentially arguing that e-cigs are 100% tobacco-free (nicotine is NOT tobacco, after all). But the Judge did not stop there. Berman Jackson struck down each of the numerous allegations put forth by the plaintiffs in the historic lawsuit, including but not limited to the following points of contention.