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Webinar Dec 5 on Mftr and FDA Rules

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Judge rejects anti-vaping claims as Senator Johnson calls for FDA climbdown 

The main grounds for dismissing the case was that federal law takes precedence; the judge ruled that, as long as products carry the federally-mandated warning about nicotine being addictive they meet legal requirements. Interestingly, he also dismissed a claim about “ultrafine particles”. The idea that e-cigarette vapour is loaded with deadly “ultrafine particles” originates from […]

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E-Cigarette Summit 4: Vape Heavy Weights Debate

This summary of the summit condenses my five years of watching the vape issue unfold- I’ll jump straight to the panel discussion here as there was some criticism of the BMA.Sara Jakes of the New Nicotine Alliance pointed out in the panel discussion that e-cig companies are not allowed to market on a health/quit smoking […]

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Contact Congress – Stop the Vape Ban

This page will connect you with your correct legislative reps and remind them of the Cole-Bishop Bill that will change the grandfather date on liquid nicotine devices – otherwise 3+ generations of innovation will no longer be legally available to USA. Source: Contact Congress – Stop the Vape Ban

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FDA’s Establishment Registration and Product Listing Deadline is Fast Approaching 

Section 905(b) of the Tobacco Control Act requires every person who owns or operates any “establishment” in the United States that manufactures, prepares, compounds, or processes a &quo Source: FDA’s Establishment Registration and Product Listing Deadline is Fast Approaching – Are You Prepared? | The National Law Review

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FDA-CTP Final Ruling not so final

FDA is withdrawing the direct final rule because the Agency received significant adverse comment. FDA will consider the comments we received on the direct final rule to be comments on the companion proposed rule published at 81 FR 52371 (August 8, 2016).

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Indiana Lawmaker takes job with firm at center of vaping controversy  

The 2016 iteration of the vaping bill, which made a few changes to the security firm language, was combined with several other matters, including whether to allow alcohol to be sold at the Indiana Dunes State Park. Morrison said he voted yes on that bill because of the Dunes issue. That bill passed out of […]

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Online vape vendors need to beef up age verification

Gregory Conley FDA released the results of their first set of minor ban compliance tests. This set is entirely convenience / drug stores and online sellers. Do you want online sales to be banned? Because this is how you get online sales banned. Edit: At least one company did have age verification installed. Read their […]

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We have an epidemic of deeply flawed meta-analyses, says John Ioannidis – Retraction Watch 

The problem is that most of them are not carefully done and/or are done with pre-determined agendas on what to find and report.     RW: According to your paper, these types of papers have become “easily produced publishable units or marketing tools.” What do you mean by that? How should systematic reviews and meta-analyses be used? […]

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