The Final Deeming Rule: Six Months Later

From: Convenience Store News

FDA’s Mitch Zeller provides update at Convenience Distribution Marketplace.

By Melissa Kress

ORLANDO, Fla. — Much of the latest tobacco legislation has been coming from the state level, but 2016 brought one major change at the federal level: the final deeming rule.

In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would regulate electronic cigarettes under its authority spelled out in the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009. The first step was to establish its authority to regulate tobacco products not explicitly noted in the 2009 measure. These newly deemed products include electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and hookah. Five years later, the final deeming rule went into effect on Aug. 8, 2016.

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