FDA delays rules for e-cigarette packaging

From: The Hill

By Lydia Wheeler

The Obama administration is delaying its plan to regulate how electronic cigarettes are packaged.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in June that it was drafting rules for manufacturers, but that it wanted the public to weigh in first on what warning labels and childproof packaging should look like for products in the burgeoning vapor industry.

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E-cig makers warn new regs would extinguish industry

From: The Hill

By Lydia Wheeler

Electronic cigarette manufacturers are fighting to change a provision in looming regulations for electronic cigarettes that they warn would all but wipe out 99 percent of the burgeoning industry.

In it’s proposed rule to assert, for the first time, its authority over e-cigarettes, the Food and Drug Administration said all products that hit stores after February of 2007 would have to apply retroactively for approval — a process that companies say would be prohibitively expensive.

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Vape advocates hope to educate owners on pending FDA regulations

From: York Dispatch


When Gregory Conley gives talks about tightening federal regulations related to e-cigarette and vape products, he usually gets three reactions.

1. He’s preaching to the choir.

2. People realize it’s worse then they thought.

3. Pure shock.

Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, an industry advocacy group, said the new regulations proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would eliminate 99 percent of the thousands of vape shops that have popped up around the country.

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Novel model developed to predict the amount of nicotine emitted from e-cigarettes

From: Medical Xpress

Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center researchers at the VCU Center for the Study of Tobacco Products (CSTP) have developed the first ever, evidence-based model that can predict with up to 90 percent accuracy the amount of nicotine emitted by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette). The study was published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.