Author: Jim Myers
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In Congress, deeming reformers welcome FDA’s policy shift

Written by Jim Myers || 31st July 2017 || News analysis |

The bipartisan duo attempting to modify the FDA’s deeming regulations in the US Congress reacted with cautious optimism to commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s sweeping new policy plan, which many see as a nod for safer alternatives to traditional tobacco...
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Hamburg: deeming regulations will be published in June

Written by Jim Myers || 16th March 2015 || News analysis |

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is committed to a June release of its long-awaited – and some claim much-delayed – deeming regulations on e-cigarettes and other tobacco-related products, the agency’s departing commissioner assured senators last...

Mandatory child-proofing: senator Nelson tries again

Written by Jim Myers || 14th January 2015 || News analysis |

Still unsure exactly who derailed his child-proofing legislation late last year, U.S. senator Bill Nelson is trying again to persuade Congress that it should mandate safety packaging for the liquid nicotine containers used to refill e-cigarettes....

Could Republicans’ triumph mean a gentler ride for e-cigs?

Written by Jim Myers || 6th November 2014 || News analysis |

Republicans’ historic victory this week in taking the U.S. mid-term elections’ big prize – control of the Senate – could have a significant impact on the e-cigarette industry’s relationship with Congress, as power shifts to a party renowned...
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D.C. reaction: age rules praised, tolerance of flavours criticised

Written by Jim Myers || 24th April 2014 || News analysis |

Key Democratic members of Congress on Thursday eagerly welcomed the long-delayed proposal by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to extend the agency’s regulatory authority over the e-cigarette industry and other tobacco products, while Republican law-makers remained more...