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FDA-CTP Vape Shop clarification Jan 13 2017

The guidance explains that the FDA does not consider certain activities performed by vape shops to “modify the tobacco product” and, consequently, vape shops that perform these activities are not required to obtain premarket authorization for their products. In addition, the FDA does not intend to enforce the other four previously mentioned requirements for these […]

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Latest FDA-CTP bombshell

drugs, devices, combination products, and tobacco products Today, the FDA pre-released another confusing missive, this time aimed at widening their determinations of evidence of medical claims; ENDS as a medical device. Around page 26 is some telling verbage regarding theraputic claims- not just from marketing/manufacturers, but from anywhere they see fit. Page 38: “The rule’s […]

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A deeper look into addiction

I read the book Chasing The Scream not long ago. It brought up A LOT of food for thought. Everyone agrees cigarette smoking is one of the most addictive processes around. The chemical hooks in tobacco come from a drug inside it called nicotine. So when nicotine patches were developed in the early 1990s, there […]

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Draft HIQA report says vaping is a cost-effective way to help smokers quit – IVVA

(excerpt) An analysis of Eurobarometer data recently published in the journal ”Addiction” found that across the EU, vaping has been responsible for 6.1 million smokers eliminating their tobacco use. Most notably, however is the recognition in the assessment that if the numbers of smokers switching to vaping increases, it will represent a considerable cost saving […]

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Historical Timeline of Electronic Cigarettes | CASAA

A Historical Timeline of Electronic Cigarettes 1930s  – 2016 1930: The first documented reference to an electronic cigarette is a patent granted to Joseph Robinson in 1930 (filed in 1927). It was never commercialized and it is not entirely clear that even a prototype of this primitive device was manufactured. 1960s: Herbert A. Gilbert is generally credited with the […]

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Vapor Industry Webinar Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:30 pm ET

Vapor Industry Webinar Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:30 pm ET 2017 is around the corner but vapor consumers and the vapor industry face continued uncertainty at the federal and state levels while manufacturers deal with and compliance issues and regulatory confusion. For up to the minute information on topics vital to the future of vaping, […]

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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 products in a domestic establishment […]

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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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