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Public Comment on FDA Proposed Regulations for Electronic Smoking Devices Ends August 8th

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On April 24, 2014, the FDA announced proposed regulations to gain regulatory authority over tobacco products not yet regulated by the FDA, including electronic smoking devices (ESD’s), hookah, cigars and dissolvable tobacco products. See the FDA website at http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/ucm388395.htm. Once the proposed regulations become final, these four new categories of tobacco products will be classified under the FDA Act as “deeming tobacco products”, and further regulation can be made. The FDA states that once the products are classified as “deemed tobacco products”, then they will consider regulating flavors and restrictions on marketing and advertising. 

Public comment is being accepted until August 8, 2014. Read the proposed regulations and submit comments here.

You can read the comments that GASP submitted to the FDA here.


For a detailed analysis of the proposed FDA regulations, read our tobacco control legal consortium member’s website, Public Health Law Center.