Report Says FDA Selected Option 1 for Proposed Final Rule

From: Halfwheel

The Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA) claims that it has gotten its hand on the proposed final ruling of the deeming regulations from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and in it, there doesn’t appear to be great news for the cigar industry.

we now possess critical documents concerning the future of the industry in the US. We will headline this information tomorrow on all outlets

FDA Deeming Regulations Now In Hands Of OMB

From: The Cigar Authority

This morning sources to The Cigar Authority informed us that the White House Office of Management and Budget has received a copy of the final FDA Deeming Regulations. The document which was rumored to be in their hands for more than a week has been officially acknowledged.


Update: According to Cigar Rights of America, the OMB process could take 60-90 days although the FDA is pushing for an expedited process.

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UAE may ease the ban on sale of e-cigarettes

From: Khaleej Times

Asma Ali Zain/Dubai

The UAE is laying down regulations for e-cigarettes which may ease the ban on the sale of the product in the country. In January this year, authorities from Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (Esma) sent a draft technical regulation to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) notifying them of the country’s intention to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes.

The document that was sent to the WTO and a copy of which is with Khaleej Times states that the objective of the regulation is to protect human health by ensuring that quality products are available in the market.

E-cigarettes: The risk of over-warning

From: American Enterprise Institute

 | | Public Comment Submitted to the Food and Drug Administration

This comment letter responds to the Food and Drug Administration’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding warnings and child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine. My views on the ANPRM, described in greater detail in the letter, can be summarized as follows:

1. The increase in the number of calls to poison control centers related to e-cigarettes is not the best metric for determining the need for and appropriateness of exposure warnings and child-resistant packaging requirements for e-cigarettes. FDA should rely instead on comparative data that quantify the risks posed by these nicotine products relative to other household products and impose restrictions and requirements according to these relative risks.