While FDA’s Proposed e-Cigarette Rule is Pending, FTC Mulls Enforcement Action

From: JDSupra Business Advisor

by Jonathan Havens, Anthony “Tony” Pavel | Morgan Lewis

Ahead of finalizing FDA’s tobacco products “deeming” rule, the FTC considers taking enforcement action against e-cigarette firms for violative advertising, marketing, and sales practices.


It has been nearly a year since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) published a proposed rule establishing, for the first time, federal regulatory authority over electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), cigars, pipe tobacco, dissolvable tobacco products, and nicotine gels (deemed tobacco products).[1]

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Proposals Sought for Standardized Clinical Study E-Cig

From: Agent Vape

SFATA reports that The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is part of the National Institutes of Health, is seeking proposals from small businesses to develop a standardized electronic cigarette for use in clinical studies. The goal is to evaluate the harm reduction benefits/risks of e-cigarettes, as well as their potential as smoking cessation aids.
The release in a recent SFATA newsletter says that there is insufficient data to assess the overall impact of e-cigarettes on public health or to fully inform public policy….

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Editor’s Note: The complete Report of the Standing Committee on Health, VAPING: TOWARD A REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR E-CIGARETTES, is available here. Below is an excerpt from the Introduction,

On 29 September 2014, a letter from the Minister of Health to the Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health (the Committee) stated: “Due to a lack of evidence on the benefits or harms of e-cigarettes, it would be helpful for the Standing Committee on Health to study their potential risks and benefits, seek advice from a variety of health stakeholders, and provide a report.”1

E-cigarette Regulations and FDA Workshops

From: White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes

Customer Service Sentinel, Guest Blogger and Regulations Expert Tim Zeller is back to explain the FDA’s e-cigarette regulation workshops.

On Monday, March 9, the FDA will begin the second of three expected e-cigarette regulation workshops. The first e-cigarette regulation workshop took place in 2014. Before the second workshop starts on Monday, we’re going to try to clarify the sometimes difficult-to-understand aspects about the FDA’s role in the e-cig industry. What is the purpose of FDA e-cigarette workshops? Are they going to regulate the e-cigarette industry? What e-cigarette regulations are being considered?

Rutgers researchers investigate e-cigarette policy perceptions

From: The Daily Targum

By Dan Corey

While the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering expanding its regulatory reach beyond traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes, University professors are now investigating trends in how the public reacts to electronic cigarette policies.

With a nationally representative sample of 519 smokers during a two-week period last April, a study conducted by two Rutgers professors aligned with previous studies, showing that the public thinks e-cigarettes are generally less harmful than traditional ones.

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