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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).

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.

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