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Smokers Could Turn To Vaping if FDA Regulates Nicotine

Everyone knows cigarettes can kill, yet 36.5 million adults in the U.S. still smoke. By Taylor Cromwell & Justin Mattingly | August 7th, 2017 So after the labels and warnings, the restaurant bans and the grisly ad campaigns, the Food and Drug Administration is exploring a radical approach to helping people quit: regulating nicotine in cigarettes. If the FDA follows through — something far from certain — the shift could prompt some to quit or, at least, switch to relatively safer products like electronic cigarettes or vaping. Peruz Nazli, who sat on a bench near New York’s Central Park with […]

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The FDA Changes Its Mind on Vaping, Focuses on Nicotine

There’s still a lot we need to figure out about e-cigarettes when it comes to their health impacts By Signe Dean | July 31st, 2017 But smoking definitely kills, and regulators in the US have a new plan for tackling the problem. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just announced a comprehensive new roadmap for regulating tobacco products, and they have dramatically shifted their focus to nicotine addiction. And as part of the new plan, some of last year’s stringent regulations on vaping are going to be relaxed. The FDA regulations for e-cigarette products were announced last May, and they […]

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CASAA Submits Comment on FDA’s Smokeless Tobacco Standards Rule

CASAA has submitted a comment via regulations.gov urging the FDA to withdraw its proposed rule regarding a product standard that would set an arbitrary and unreasonable level of N-Nitrosonornicotine in smokeless tobacco products. You can read the full comment below. (A PDF version of our comment is available for download here.) ___________________________________   July 10, …

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Congress Deals Vape Industry Another Blow

A provision to protect mom-and-pop vape shops from an industry-destroying FDA regulation died in the current budget battle between President Donald Trump and the Democrats. By John Pacenti | May 2nd, 2017 The Democrats were intent on killing any of Trump’s “poison pills” in the current budget deal, and while most of the attention was on the president’s border wall — you know the one Mexico was going to pay for — the provision to protect the vape industry became collateral damage. The Cole-Bishop Amendment would have restricted the Food & Drug”s deeming” regulations to e-cigarette products sold as of […]

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The Future Of Vaping With The Trump Administration

Proponents of electronic cigarettes applauded the recent dismissal of former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and hope his replacement will be more accepting of the tobacco-alternative practice called vaping. By Jennifer Graham | May 1st, 2017 Murthy, a Harvard-educated physician appointed by former President Barack Obama, was an outspoken critic of e-cigarettes during his 28-month term. The nurse installed as his temporary replacement was Murthy’s deputy, but it’s not yet clear if Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams shares her former boss’s opinion that e-cigarettes are a public health threat — or, for that matter, if she will remain in the post. President […]

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