From: The Hill
By Lydia Wheeler
The House Appropriations Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies Subcommittee approved a $20.65 billion agriculture appropriations bill Thursday that would make it harder for the Food and Drug Administration to remove electronic cigarettes on the market now from store shelves.
If enacted, the bill would keep the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products from forcing e-cigarettes already on the market to go through a lengthy and potentially costly Premarket Tobacco Review application process under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The FDA would still be allowed to regulate how the products are made, packaged and sold.