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FDA PTMA update Dec 2016

Alex Clark This only changes the product registration deadline. August 8th, 2016 is still the cutoff for new products to be introduced w/out filing a PMTA right away. In fact, if you re-read the second to last sentence in this announcement, it says “…companies which begin manufacturing newly regulated tobacco […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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NFPA report – The Smoking-Material Fire Problem

One of the main reasons I was drawn to vaping was the reduction of fire hazard- California, especially in NorCal, has been subject to huge widlfires over the last three years.This NFPA report includes analysis of fires involving smoking materials (i.e., tobacco products), including recent trends, data from other countries, […]

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Right To Vape: Advocacy Groups Launch Campaign and National Tour 

According to the Right To Vape Organisation, The Right to Vape Tour is “a nationwide grassroots campaign and bus tour led by a coalition of small businesses, consumers, trade associations, and public policy organizations. The Right to Vape coalition is organizing a series of press conferences, rallies, and town halls […]

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E-cigarettes a public health breakthrough 

We need to look at the totality of the science, as has the Royal College of Physicians. People who pick information to fit an ideological agenda rather than use facts to inform their opinions are a threat to health when they perpetuate smoking. Dr. Noseworthy fell into that trap. She […]

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‘Vaping as bad as fags’: the Sun’s strange splash runs counter to everything we know 

Thanks to alarmist headlines like that on the front of today’s soaraway Sun, the likelihood is that e-cigarettes are actually safer than people realise. Despite the efforts of organisations like Public Health England and the Royal College of Physicians to inform the public, unfounded scare stories in the popular press […]

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Study Shatters Idea to Include Vaping In St Louis Ordinance

The article reports findings of the 2015 Monitoring the Future Survey, which surveyed 15,000 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students about their vaping experiences.  For the first time in the survey’s history, students who reported prior usage of a vapor product were asked what substance they inhaled the last time […]

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R2B Smoke Free-Nicopure v FDA Joint Petition

This legal brief contains the subject matter below to address the August 8th, 2016 Deeming Reg.s The gist: “the TCA’s text, context, and history unambiguously show that FDA may “deem” a product only if that product—not a hypothetical combination of goods assembled by a consumer at some later juncture—contains or […]

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