FDA budgets for $100m in user fees for CTP to keep up pressure on vaping

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) budget for financial year 2020 has been set at $747m, a significant increase on this year’s figure of $611m.

Since the centre is funded primarily from federal tobacco taxes, a $100m “user fee” charged to manufacturers of electronic cigarettes and vapour products, as requested by FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, will help to achieve the increased budget.

According to the justification of estimates published by the FDA, in 2020 the CTP “will continue implementing the FDA-wide Comprehensive Plan for Tobacco and Nicotine Regulation”.

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