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April 01, 2020 | Daily News

FDA on Monday (March 30) asked a federal district court to give tobacco companies an additional 120 days -- until Sept. 9 -- to submit premarket tobacco applications to the agency because the coronavirus pandemic makes it difficult for industry to meet the deadline and FDA’s tobacco center is short staffed.

February 28, 2020 | Daily News

Despite objections from the Trump administration, the House on Friday (Feb. 28) passed Rep. Frank Pallone’s (D-NJ) vaping bill that would ban all characterizing e-cigarette flavors, allow FDA to collect user fees from all classes of tobacco products and increase the total amount of user fees collected by $100 million.

February 21, 2020 | Daily News

Eleven Senate Democrats, including 2020 presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Amy Klobuchar (MN), wrote to HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Thursday (Feb. 20) expressing concern that FDA plans to exclude certain tobacco products from the May 12 court-ordered deadline by which all electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) manufacturers must submit their premarket submissions to FDA for review.

February 14, 2020 | Daily News

FDA has put out a call for more data and information about the outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses that started last summer.

February 10, 2020 | Daily News

The Trump administration wants to move the Center for Tobacco Products out of FDA and establish a new HHS agency to regulate tobacco -- a proposal opposed by major public health organizations and the head of the House Appropriations Committee.

February 06, 2020 | Daily News

The head of e-cigarette maker Logic Technology Development told lawmakers Wednesday (Feb. 5) that he disagrees with FDA’s upcoming ban on certain flavored electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) because it exempts disposable products.

February 05, 2020 | Daily News

House lawmakers expressed frustration with the heads of major e-cigarette makers who tried to shake off responsibility for the youth e-cigarette epidemic by claiming their marketing practices have consistently targeted adults, not kids, in appearances before the Energy & Commerce oversight subcommittee Wednesday (Feb. 5).

February 04, 2020 | Daily News

The heads of five major e-cigarette manufacturers, including Juul, Reynolds American and NJOY, will testify before the House Energy & Commerce oversight subcommittee Wednesday (Feb. 5), a day before FDA’s partial ban on unapproved flavored cartridge-based electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products goes into effect.

January 23, 2020 | Daily News

Executives of the top five e-cigarette manufacturers will testify before the House Energy & Commerce oversight subcommittee on Feb. 5, E&C Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and oversight subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) announced Wednesday (Jan. 22).

January 22, 2020 | Daily News

The White House budget office is reviewing an FDA rule that calls for color graphic warnings to be included on cigarette packages and in cigarette advertisements.

January 02, 2020 | Daily News

FDA said it will soon start enforcing, on a case-by-case, its ban on unapproved flavored cartridge-based electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products, except those that contain tobacco or menthol flavors.

December 31, 2019 | Daily News

The White House budget office is again reviewing a draft FDA electronic nicotine delivery systems compliance guidance that is expected to lay out enforcement priorities for deemed tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, that are on the market without premarket authorization.

December 19, 2019 | Daily News

Leading lawmakers on the House Energy & Commerce Committee pegged the United States’ reliance on foreign manufacturing of generic drugs as a top-line issue they will tackle in 2020.

December 16, 2019 | Daily News

Key senators are aiming to get their bill that would ban non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from the market into a year-end spending deal expected to be released soon.

December 16, 2019 | Daily News

Key senators had aimed to get their bill that would ban non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from the market into a year-end spending deal.

December 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Senate on Thursday (Dec. 12) confirmed Stephen Hahn to be the full-time FDA commissioner by a vote of 72 to 18.

December 10, 2019 | Daily News

The updated version of the Senate health committee’s drug pricing bill includes myriad new tobacco-related proposals that, among other things, aim to improve age verification, place labeling and advertising restrictions on electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products, prevent online sales of e-cigarettes to children and require FDA to submit user fee financial reports for fiscal 2020 to Congress.

November 22, 2019 | Daily News

Tensions flared during a White House vaping roundtable Friday (Nov. 22) where key stakeholders tried to pull President Donald Trump in competing directions on the role the government should play in regulating the vaping industry.

November 20, 2019 | Daily News

Senators on both sides of the aisle on Wednesday (Nov. 20) pressed FDA commissioner-nominee Stephen Hahn to take a stance on whether he thinks there should be a flavor ban on electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products, including e-cigarettes.

November 20, 2019 | Daily News

The House Energy & Commerce Committee on Tuesday (Nov. 19) cleared for floor action committee Chair Frank Pallone’s (D-NJ) tobacco bill that aims to curb youth e-cigarette use by raising the minimum tobacco purchase age to 21 and banning all characterizing flavors, among other policies.

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