FDA: “Too many kids” experimenting with e-cigarettes, vaping

From CBS News

By KATE GIBSON

The popularity of e-cigarettes among younger Americans is drawing mounting scrutiny from federal regulators.

Citing a wish “to better understand the youth appeal of these products,” the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that four manufacturers of e-cigarettes have until July 12 to hand over documents related to their marketing strategies and product designs.

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Federal Government Sends Warning To Vaping Companies

From: National Public Radio

JOHN DALEY
E-Liquid (right) with labeling that resembles kid-friendly candy (left)

The Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday sent warning letters to 13 manufacturers, distributors and retailers of e-cigarette liquids. In a phone briefing for reporters, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the companies are endangering kids by marketing the products to resemble juice boxes, cookies or candy.

“You look at the lollipop for example. I don’t see how my 4- or 5-year-old doesn’t just look at that and see a lollipop. It’s a lollipop,” he said.

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NATO Gives National Perspective on Tobacco Lawmaking

From: CSP Daily

Association executive offers legislative update on category-related issues

Brian Carr

LAKEVILLE, Minn. — Now that convenience and tobacco retailers have entered the 2018 spring season, many state legislatures around the country are in their final stretches of legislative sessions. Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia are still in active regular legislative sessions; 19 states have already adjourned for the year. The state legislatures that have already adjourned are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming and Virginia.

FDA Publishes Revised Ingredient Listing Guidance for Tobacco Products, Exempts Non-Consumable Product Hardware and Components and Parts

From: The National Law Review

ARTICLE BY Azim Chowdhury Benjamin K. Wolf | Keller and Heckman LLP

The vapor device industry has been requesting FDA for years to exempt devices from the Tobacco Control Act Section 904(a)(1) ingredient listing requirement, respectfully arguing, among other things, that the information required for non-consumable hardware products and components provides no meaningful information to FDA that would help it protect the public health.[1]  On April 13, 2018, just 25 days before the reporting deadline for large manufacturers of deemed tobacco products, FDA published a revised Guidance for Industry: Listing of Ingredients in Tobacco Products.  FDA now intends to enforce the ingredient listing requirement only with respect to those tobacco product components or parts that are made or derived from tobacco, or contain ingredients that are burned, aerosolized or ingested (i.e., consumed) during use.  Although the revised guidance is late – and comes after many companies have spent considerable time and funds to comply with the reporting requirement – it is welcome news for the industry.

Long-simmering battle over e-cigarettes erupts as FDA clamps down on nicotine

From: The Washington Examiner

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