Dueling Interests at CPSC and FDA “Deem” E-cigarette Battery Safety a Priority

From: Crowell & Moring

The regulation of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (“ENDS”) presents complex regulatory and scientific challenges. Two key federal agencies with product safety mandates and overlapping jurisdiction – the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Food and Drug Administration – have turned their attention onto the specific area of e-cigarette battery-related fires and explosions in the last few months.

Bill de Blasio’s Ideas for E-Cig Regulations Are Anti-Science

From: The Weekly Standard

Research shows a correlation between the rise of vaping and a decrease in smoking.

Cigar Industry in Tampa argues with FDA regulations

From: Blasting News
Ingredients in these classic cigars may be going out the window with new regulations.

The cigar making #Industry is dying in Tampa. With King Corona Cigars up for sale and the premium cigar dealers fighting against the FDA on the type of #Ingredients to be allowed in their cigars. But as one door closes and another one continues to remain open, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel for the dying industry that once brought boom and wealth into Tampa.

FDA to launch campaign against e-cigarette use among youth

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Tobacco Industry Embraces FDA’s Nicotine Phase-Out Plans?

From: Convenience Store News

Industry Insiders Welcome FDA’s New Tobacco Plan
Altria calls the move “an important evolution.”

By Melissa Kress

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has laid out a new roadmap for tobacco regulation, which on one hand could be bad news for traditional cigarettes, but on the other hand, could be good news for innovative products like vapor and heat-not-burn.

The new approach places nicotine — and the issue of addiction — at the center of the FDA’s efforts. Part of the plan calls for pushing back the timelines for newly deemed tobacco products, including cigars, electronic cigarettes and hookah.