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September 20, 2019 | Daily News

Senate appropriators call on FDA to take additional steps to address vaping-related illnesses in the fiscal 2020 FDA funding bill and accompanying report they marked up Thursday (Sept.19).

September 19, 2019 | Daily News

FDA’s law enforcement arm, the Office of Criminal Investigations, is investigating the outbreak of lung illnesses that have been associated with vaping products, the agency’s tobacco center director Mitch Zeller said Thursday (Sept. 19).

September 19, 2019 | Daily News

An FDA advisory committee on Wednesday (Sept. 18) supported the over-the-counter use of a proposed nicotine oral spray for smoking cessation by a vote of nine to six, but many of the committee members raised concerns about potential youth abuse of the product and said the labeling may not be adequate for OTC use.

September 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Trump administration has directed FDA to take swift action to remove non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarette products from the market as a result of preliminary data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey that shows a continued rise in youth e-cigarette use, especially through flavored products that appeal to kids, HHS announced in a Wednesday (Sept. 11) press statement.

September 11, 2019 | Daily News

The White House Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday (Sept. 10) wrapped up its review of FDA’s premarket tobacco application (PMTA) proposed rule, which would establish content and format requirements for PMTAs.

September 11, 2019 | Daily News

House Energy & Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and oversight subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO) will hold a hearing Sept. 25 during which officials from FDA, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health agencies will testify about the public health impacts of e-cigarettes, their appeal to young people and the regulatory authorities related to e-cigarette manufacturing, sales and use.

September 11, 2019 | Daily News

FDA, the Vapor Technology Association (VTA) and Vapor Stockroom have agreed to an expedited briefing schedule in the vapor industry groups’ lawsuit against the agency.

September 10, 2019 | Daily News

As public health agencies and lawmakers called for consumers to possibly stop using e-cigarettes after reports of vaping related illnesses, vapor product advocates, former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb and some in the media point to conflicting statements from FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on whether vaping liquids or e-cigarettes are contributing to the illnesses.

September 10, 2019 | Daily News

FDA cited Juul Labs for selling and distributing its electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products as modified risk tobacco products without FDA approval, in a warning letter to Juul CEO Kevin Burns Monday (Sept. 9).

September 03, 2019 | Daily News

Marijuana vaping devices are now part of the investigation by FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention into the cause of the sudden appearance this summer of mysterious lung illnesses, FDA Acting Commissioner Ned Sharpless said Friday (Aug. 30).

August 23, 2019 | Daily News

A vaping product manufacturer and a newly formed trade association representing the vaping industry are asking a federal court in Mississippi to overturn FDA’s deeming rule so that the agency no longer has authority to regulate electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products, including e-cigarettes.

August 22, 2019 | Daily News

E-cigarette maker JUUL Labs has dropped its membership with the Vapor Technology Association, saying Tuesday (Aug. 20) there are “too many critical policy issues” on which JUUL and the association disagree.

August 22, 2019 | Daily News

House Energy & Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) on Wednesday (Aug. 21) wrote to four leading e-cigarette makers, including JUUL and Reynolds American, seeking information about the public health effects of their products, their e-cigarette research efforts and their marketing practices, as well as timelines for when their products were introduced to the market and whether they plan to submit any premarket applications to FDA before May 2020.

August 16, 2019 | Daily News

An FDA advisory committee will convene in September to discuss GlaxoSmithKline’s proposed over-the-counter (OTC) nicotine oral spray for smoking cessation, the agency announced Friday (Aug. 16).

August 16, 2019 | Daily News

The Vapor Technology Association and Vapor Stockroom are asking a Kentucky district court to make FDA hold off on enforcing the deadline by which all electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) makers must submit premarket tobacco applications (PMTAs) until the agency issues rules on how to submit such applications.

August 15, 2019 | Daily News

FDA on Thursday (Aug. 15) published a proposed rule that will require color graphics depicting the negative health consequences of smoking be added to cigarette packages and in cigarette advertisements.

August 09, 2019 | Daily News

FDA sent warning letters to four e-cigarette and hookah companies Thursday (Aug. 8) telling them to remove 44 flavored e-cigarette and hookah tobacco products from the market, as none of the products have received marketing authorization.

July 22, 2019 | Daily News

FDA launched its first e-cigarette prevention television ads Monday (July 22).

July 12, 2019 | Daily News

CMS agreed on Wednesday (July 10) to turn a tobacco-use quality measure into a pay-for-reporting measure rather than a pay-for-performance measure in 2018 in response to concerns by the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOS).

July 12, 2019 | Daily News

A Maryland court has ordered all e-cigarette makers to submit premarket applications for their products to FDA within 10 months, by May 2020, or be subject to FDA enforcement actions.

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