Vaping wholesaler sues state

From: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

By Paula Reed Ward


And now, with the implementation of Pennsylvania’s Tobacco Products Act scheduled to take effect Dec. 30, he fears his entire business will go under.

The act puts a 40 percent tax on e-cigarettes, the liquid used inside them, as well as the many products associated with vaping, such as cotton, batteries, chargers, wire and coils.

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The FDA Keeps Us Guessing About the Scope of Its E-Cigarette Regulations

Editor’s Note: See, Is the Internet a Tobacco Product?


Are nicotine-free e-liquids covered? Maybe. What about synthetic nicotine? Dunno.

Next Generation Labs, which makes synthetic nicotine for e-cigar­ettes, argues that a recent statement by the Food and Drug Administration shows the agency does not plan to regulate e-liquids as tobacco products unless they contain ingredients derived from tobacco. I don’t think the statement shows anything of the kind, but I can’t be sure. Like the FDA’s other pronouncements on the subject of what is covered by its potentially ruinous e-cigarette regulations, the statement cheered by Next Generation Labs is hard to decipher.

E-Cigarettes Pose ‘Major’ Risks, Surgeon General’s Report Warns

From: The Wall Street Journal

Report highlights the risks of nicotine exposure to young people

By Jennifer Maloney

The U.S. Surgeon General called surging e-cigarette use by children and young adults “a major public health concern” and recommended increased regulation and taxation of the products in a report set to be released Thursday.

The report joins a public debate about the potential benefits and risks of e-cigarettes, which are battery-powered devices that heat nicotine-laced liquid into a vapor. Some groups, including industry advocates and the Royal College of Physicians in the U.K., have argued that e-cigarettes should be promoted as a means to help adults quit smoking conventional cigarettes.

E-cigarette retailers, smokers weigh-in on new FDA regulations

From: your4state

Retailers have until the end of the month to meet federal vaping guidelines
Smokers turn to e-cigarettes as an alternative way to still get a buzz, but that may be under fire after FDA regulations went into effect this summer.
Since the FDA started regulating e-cigarettes, retailers and consumers alike have been affected negatively.

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