Lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue to work to ease current federal regulations on newly deemed tobacco products like electronic cigarettes and cigars. On July 12, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2018 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Related Agencies appropriations bill. Included in the legislation is a provision that would move
Yet again, a House panel is trying to exempt increasingly popular e-cigarettes from new Food and Drug Administration rules. The legislation approved Wednesday by the Republican-controlled Appropriations Committee would prevent the FDA from requiring retroactive safety reviews of e-cigarettes already on the market. It would exempt some premium and large cigars from those same regulations.
The Obama administration has issued a final rule, banning smoking in all public housing units nationwide, extending a smoke-free environment to nearly a million units. The final rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register. This new rule takes effect in 18 months. Officials announced last Wednesday the banning of the usage of any
A White House office deleted language in the most recent Food and Drug Administration‘s (FDA) tobacco regulation that would restrict flavored electronic cigarettes from the market until they were authorized by the FDA. On May 5, the FDA announced their final rule extending their tobacco authority to e-cigarettes, pipe tobacco, cigars, and hookah. The rule is to go into
[Illinois] Illinois House efforts to pass legislation to raise the purchasing age electronic cigarette (and tobacco) products from 18 years of age to 21 have stalled. Representative Sara Feigenholtz, (12th District), currently sponsors Senate Bill 3011 and stated Friday that the original House sponsor, Representative Bob Rita, (28th District), used parliamentary maneuvers to delay the bill’s progress.
The United States Transportation Department stated Wednesday they are permanently banning passengers and crew members from carrying electronic cigarettes in checked baggage or charging the devices on-board aircraft. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx cited a number of recent incidents showing the devices catching fire during transport. He went on to state: Passengers may continue to carry e-cigarettes for personal use in
Wisconsin United States Senator Ron Johnson is now involved in the battle over e-cigarette regulation. Wednesday, Senator Johnson sent a letter to Robert M. Califf, M.D., Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, on behalf of the Committee of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs looking for details behind their decision to implement a screening process on the manufacturing of
New Jersey draws one step closer to banning sales of almost all flavored electronic cigarettes. Monday, the state Senate’s health committee voted to approve a bill barring anyone from selling vapor products in flavors other than clove, menthol and tobacco. Despite more than an hour of passionate opposition from business owners and customers of the vaping industry, the vote
Following the May 10, 2016 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issuing a final rule [Deeming Regulations] bringing cigars, pipe tobacco, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) (to include electronic cigarettes), water pipe (hookah) tobacco, dissolvables and nicotine gels (Newly Covered Products) under the agency’s tobacco regulatory authority, and the dust has settle (if you will) we
The first legal challenge to the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulations on cigars, pipe tobacco and electronic cigarettes has been filed, after the agency announced the final rules. This Tuesday, e-liquid manufacturer Nicopure Labs LLC filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Patricia Kovacevic, Nicopure’s general counsel