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November 08, 2019 | Daily News

Trump administration official Joe Grogan on Friday (Nov. 8) railed against FDA regulation of tobacco, arguing that FDA regulates products that help people, and making the agency regulate tobacco, which is “awful” and “has no redeeming qualities,” is a waste of the agency’s time and resources.

November 08, 2019 | Daily News

As speculation about FDA’s impending electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) product compliance policy and what it will entail continues to swirl, comments from President Donald Trump and an HHS official are stoking rumors that FDA will not include vape shops in its guidance.

November 05, 2019 | Daily News

The White House budget office on Monday (Nov. 4) completed its review of FDA’s highly anticipated guidance laying out enforcement priorities for e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems.

November 04, 2019 | Daily News

Senate health committee ranking Democrat Patty Murray (WA) plans to press FDA commissioner nominee Stephen Hahn to commit to act quickly on a flavor ban on e-cigarettes and on other tobacco issues if he’s confirmed to lead the agency, the lawmaker said in a statement Friday (Nov. 1).

October 30, 2019 | Daily News

Just days after the White House budget office made public that it is reviewing FDA’s premarket compliance policy for electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes, representatives from the tobacco and vaping industry and anti-smoking advocacy groups have already scheduled meetings with the office to discuss the guidance.

October 28, 2019 | Daily News

The White House budget office is reviewing an FDA guidance that lays out enforcement priorities for e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems that are on the market without premarket authorization.

October 28, 2019 | Daily News

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced a marijuana legalization plan Thursday (Oct. 24) that includes banning tobacco companies from participating in the marijuana industry, and that would prohibit products and labels that target young people.

October 25, 2019 | Daily News

The House Ways & Means Committee has approved legislation that would place a tax on nicotine vape products after a wide-ranging debate over the bill sponsored by a bipartisan duo from New York.

October 21, 2019 | Daily News

A key house panel is poised to mark up this week legislation that slaps a tax on nicotine concentrates used for vaping, and another that lets consumers use tax-free health savings accounts to pay for direct pay primary care arrangements.

October 11, 2019 | Daily News

FDA is examining the authorities it has under tobacco and drug regulations that it could bring to bear on suppliers and distributors that tamper with vaping products linked to the outbreak of lung illnesses that have now been identified in 49 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, officials from FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told reporters Friday (Oct. 11).

October 11, 2019 | Daily News

Conservative advocacy group Americans for Tax Reform says the White House’s executive orders that aim to rein in agency regulations could provide a “strong basis” for federal lawsuits against FDA and HHS should the agencies move forward with a ban on flavored vaping products, which is expected to be implemented through guidance within weeks.

October 10, 2019 | Daily News

President Donald Trump on Wednesday (Oct. 9) signed a pair of executive orders that, according to the White House, aim to create a transparent process for regulation and reduce regulatory burdens on small businesses. However, consumer advocacy organization Public Citizen says the orders could actually stall the expected FDA guidance that would impose a ban on flavored vaping products and chill future agency guidance.

October 07, 2019 | Daily News

As the end of Ned Sharpless’ tenure as acting FDA chief approaches, former agency chief Scott Gottlieb and a policy analyst predict potential hold-ups in any upcoming commissioner confirmation process.

October 03, 2019 | Daily News

The Federal Trade Commission is looking into the sales, advertising and promotional practices of six major e-cigarette makers: Juul Labs, R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company, Fontem US, Logic Technology Development, Nu Mark and NJOY.

September 26, 2019 | Daily News

FDA will issue its regulation on flavored e-cigarettes, which is expected to ban all flavored vaping products from the market, in the next few weeks, Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless told lawmakers at a House Energy & Commerce subcommittee hearing Wednesday (Sept. 25), during which lawmakers pressed the acting chief for an explanation as to why FDA decided two years ago to delay premarket application compliance deadlines for electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) products, including e-cigarettes.

September 25, 2019 | Daily News

Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless on Wednesday (Sept. 25) told lawmakers that implementing a user fee program for e-cigarette makers could help the agency with its electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) product enforcement activities.

September 24, 2019 | Daily News

A House Democrat suggested giving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention power to pull vaping products from the market because FDA is moving slowly.

September 24, 2019 | Daily News

House Oversight and Reform consumer policy subcommittee Chair Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) says Congress should investigate so-called fourth-generation vaping products, a term one public health official used to describe newer products that contain higher levels of nicotine that are particularly addictive.

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).

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