Top tobacco control experts to FDA: Studies of e-cigs suggest more benefit than harm

From: Science Daily

Date: April 25, 2016

Source: Georgetown University Medical Center

Summary: Seven top international tobacco control experts are prompting regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration to have a broad ‘open-minded’ perspective when it comes to regulating vaporized nicotine products, especially e-cigarettes.


“We’re concerned the FDA, which has asserted its right to regulate e-cigarettes, will focus solely on the possibility that e-cigarettes and other vapor nicotine products might act as gateway to cigarette use,” says Levy, a professor in the department of oncology at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

FDA E-Cig ‘Deeming’ Rule Imminent

From: | Convenience Store and Fuel News

Tobacco industry expecting final rule this month

WASHINGTON — Tobacco industry and anti-tobacco groups are expecting the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) this month to release its long-awaited final rule “deeming” whether it can regulate cigars and electronic cigarettes, according to a report by The Hill.

While FDA spokesperson Michael Felberbaum told the newspaper that he did not have any update to share on the timing of the deeming rule’s release, most industry observers believe a final rule is imminent.

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FDA to Rule on Cigars and E-Cigarettes

From: NACS | The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing

The long-awaited Food and Drug Administration’s rule to regulate cigar and e-cigarettes is believed to be coming later this month.

WASHINGTON – The Hill reports that the Food and Drug Administration could be ready to release its long-awaited final rule to regulate cigars and electronic cigarettes this month.

Roswell Park tobacco researchers land another $17.7M in funding



Initial findings were reported a year ago at the 2015 Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) annual meeting in Philadelphia, with findings published last fall in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers found that 40 percent or more of smokers reported using both cigarettes and other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes; while the majority of young smokers said their first experience with tobacco included trying a flavored product.

The objective of the study is to provide information to support population-based tobacco regulations to reduce the disease burden caused by tobacco.