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.

FDA spokesman Michael Felberbaum told the news source that he did not have a timeline for the rule’s release, while Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, believes a final rule is imminent. “I do believe they will come out this month,” he said. “[The FDA is] facing a serious deadline given the end of the presidential year. Having said that, the proposed rule came out in April 2014 and last spring they said they would be done by summer. Then last June they said they’d be done by the end of the summer. I guess they never said which year.”

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