ADDITIONAL FDA V.S. E-CIGARETTE ARTICLES

NEW FDA REGULATIONS

The FDA's new deeming rule has labeled all e-liquid and vaping hardware as tobacco products and extends their authority over these products.  The new FDA regulations require us to confirm customer's age via a state ID and the process for doing this over the internet is costly.  While we love being able to offer our customer's the convenience of ordering online, it is no longer cost effective for us to offer an online ordering system.  If the FDA regulations change in the future, we will reconsider offering the online store once again.  We appreciate your continued support and patronage and apologize for this disappointing inconvenince.  For more information on the new FDA regulations, please see below. 

 

Extending Authorities to All Tobacco Products, Including E-Cigarettes, Cigars, and Hookah


Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and death in the United States. As part of its goal to improve public health and protect future generations from the risks of tobacco use, the FDA has extended its authority to cover all products that meet the definition of a tobacco product.

Previously, the FDA regulated cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco and smokeless tobacco, but in 2016, the FDA finalized a rule – Deeming Tobacco Products To Be Subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act – which extends the FDA’s authority to include the regulation of electronic nicotine delivery systems (such as e-cigarettes and vape pens), all cigars, hookah (waterpipe) tobacco, pipe tobacco and nicotine gels, among others.
 

This action is a milestone in consumer protection – going forward, the FDA will be able to:

  • Review new tobacco products not yet on the market;

  • Help prevent misleading claims by tobacco product manufacturers;

  • Evaluate the ingredients of tobacco products and how they are made; and

  • Communicate the potential risks of tobacco products.

 

Provisions and Requirements


The final rule will subject all manufacturers, importers and/or retailers of newly-regulated tobacco products to any applicable provisions related to tobacco products in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and FDA regulations, including:

  • Registering manufacturing establishments and providing product listings to the FDA;

  • Reporting ingredients, and harmful and potentially harmful constituents;

  • Requiring premarket review and authorization of new tobacco products by the FDA;

  • Placing health warnings on product packages and advertisements; and

  • Not selling modified risk tobacco products (including those described as “light,” “low,” or “mild”) unless authorized by the FDA.

       In addition, there are several provisions aimed at restricting youth access to tobacco products, including:

  • Not allowing products to be sold to persons under the age of 18 years (both in-person and online);

  • Requiring age verification by photo ID;

  • Not allowing the selling of tobacco products in vending machines (unless in an adult-only facility); and

  • Not allowing the distribution of free samples.


Today’s historic rule serves as the foundation for future FDA regulations.

A New Standard of Effective Regulation


FDA's traditional "safe and effective" standard for evaluating medical products does not apply to tobacco products. FDA evaluates new tobacco products based on a public health standard that considers the risks and benefits of the tobacco product to the population as a whole, including users and nonusers. Similarly, when developing certain regulations, the law requires FDA to apply a public health approach that considers the effect of the regulatory action on the population as a whole, not just on individual users, with respect to initiation and cessation of tobacco use.

FDA regulations are based on the laws set forth in the Tobacco Control Act and the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). FDA regulations are also federal laws.

Deeming Tobacco Products To Be Subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as Amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

Final Rule  05/05/16

Requirements for the Submission of Data Needed to Calculate User Fees for Domestic Manufacturers and Importers of Cigars and Pipe Tobacco

Final Rule   05/05/16

National Environmental Policy Act; Environmental Assessments for Tobacco Products; Categorical Exclusions

Final Rule   09/24/15

Clarification of When Products Made or Derived From Tobacco Are Regulated as Drugs, Devices, or Combination Products; Amendments to Regulations Regarding "Intended Uses"

Proposed Rule   09/24/15

Nicotine Exposure Warnings and Child-Resistant Packaging for Liquid Nicotine, Nicotine-Containing E-Liquid(s), and Other Tobacco Products

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)   07/01/15

Tobacco Products, User Fees, Requirements for the Submission of Data Needed to Calculate User Fees for Domestic Manufacturers and Importers of Tobacco Products

Final Rule   07/10/14

Menthol in Cigarettes, Tobacco Products

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)   07/24/13

Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents in Tobacco Products and Tobacco Smoke

Established List   04/03/12

Cigarette Packaging and Advertising Compliance Update – Impact of Ongoing Litigation

Regulatory Update   02/24/12

Non-Face-to-Face Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products and Advertising, Promotion, and Marketing of Tobacco Products; Extension of Comment Period

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)   12/06/11

Regulations Restricting the Sale and Distribution of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco to Protect Children and Adolescents (Amends Brand Name Provision (1140.16(a))

Proposed Rule   11/10/11

Promotion and Advertising Restrictions

Enforcement Action Plan   10/31/11

Non-Face-to-Face Sale and Distribution of Tobacco Products and Advertising, Promotion, and Marketing of Tobacco Products

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)   09/09/11

Exemptions From Substantial Equivalence Requirements

Final Rule   07/05/11

Required Warnings for Cigarette Packages and Advertisements

Final Rule   06/22/11

Amendments to General Regulations of the Food and Drug Administration

Final Rule   11/30/10

Outdoor Advertising Provision

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)   03/19/10

Regulations Restricting the Sale and Distribution of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco

Final Rule   03/18/10

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