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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.

June 26, 2019 | Daily News

The White House budget office is reviewing FDA’s proposed rule that would require color graphics depicting the negative health consequences of smoking to accompany textual warning statements on cigarette packages and in cigarette advertisements.

June 24, 2019 | Daily News

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) bipartisan tobacco-to-21 bill has made its way into the Senate health committee’s health care costs legislation that will be marked up Wednesday (June 26).

June 20, 2019 | Daily News

After two months as FDA Acting Commissioner, Ned Sharpless said he would like to be nominated for the position permanently, though he acknowledged the decision ultimately lies with The White House.

June 14, 2019 | Daily News

FDA asks a Maryland court to give makers of all e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products at least 10 months to submit premarket applications.

June 13, 2019 | Daily News

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) once again took a jab at FDA for “sitting on the sidelines” as the United States grapples with an epidemic of youth use of e-cigarettes, and he laid out the three steps he believes FDA can take right now to stem youth use of the products.

June 12, 2019 | Daily News

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) defended his and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (KY) tobacco-to-21 bill against criticism from health advocacy groups and some senators that the bill would put states at risk of losing funding for substance abuse treatment programs and would allow the tobacco industry to undermine anti-tobacco proposals at the state level.

June 11, 2019 | Daily News

FDA finalized guidance on Tuesday (June 11) that details the type of information sponsors of electronic nicotine delivery systems should include in their premarket approval applications.

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