Regulatory briefing / Washington D.C.

FDA squeeze means more bad press for e-cigs

25th May 2018 | Regulatory briefing |

E-cigarettes have been hitting the headlines recently, thanks to recent actions by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has been battling against teen use, particularly Juul Labs’ Juul product. Juul has taken a large portion of the market, and it has been framed as the Pied Piper of e-cigs, supposedly luring teens to the products.

No relief from deeming regs as US Senate approves key spending bill

21st July 2017 | Regulatory briefing |

The industry’s hopes that a US federal spending bill would reduce the impact of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) deeming regulations were disappointed this week when a Senate committee approved a version that makes no reference to tobacco products.

Passed unanimously by the Senate Appropriations Committee, the measure remained silent not only on e-cigarettes but on tobacco products in general.

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E-cig supporters file amicus briefs in deeming regulations case

12th August 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

A series of three amicus briefs have been submitted to an ongoing case against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deeming regulations on e-cigarettes. These briefs – documents of unsolicited information submitted to the court by third parties in order to assist it in judging the case – have been presented to the U.S. District […]

U.S. transportation secretary finally bans e-cigs on planes

3rd March 2016 | Regulatory briefing |

U.S. transportation secretary Anthony Foxx announced a final rule Wednesday to ban the use of e-cigarettes on all commercial flights in the U.S., aiming to avoid confusion over the legal position. “This final rule is important because it protects airline passengers from unwanted exposure to electronic cigarette aerosol that occurs when electronic cigarettes are used on board […]