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May 12, 2016  Stuff

E-cigarettes could be the 'imperfect' solution to saving lives

While a new documentary looks into the life-saving potential of e-cigarettes, the New Zealand Government has announced its plans to fund further research on vaping technology and its role in helping Kiwis quit smoking. E-cigarettes or vaporisers are electrical devices that mimic real cigarettes by producing vapour by heating an "e-liquid" solution, which the user inhales, or "vapes". E-liquid is available with or without nicotine and usually contains propylene glycol and flavouring agents.

May 9, 2016  CSP

4 Problems for Electronic Cigarettes Post-‘Deeming’

WASHINGTON -- Perhaps no segment stands to be more impacted by last week’s announcement of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) final “deeming” regulations than electronic cigarettes.

While many had hoped the FDA might acknowledge the segment’s place on the continuum of risk, the final regulations read very similar to the agency’s original proposal: no change to the Feb. 15, 2007, predicate product date, no change to the premarket tobacco application (PMTA) requirement and no acknowledgement of e-cigs’ potential as a reduced harm alternative.

May 7, 2016  Washington news wire

E-Cigarette Black Market May Flip With FDAs’ New Rules

Innovation soon will grind to a halt and after two years nearly all existing e-cigarettes and nicotine-laced liquids will be yanked off store shelves, advocates of the products fear after the Food and Drug Administration on Thursday finalized stringent regulations. More
May 7, 2016  MarketWatch

The government crackdown is here: What the FDA regulations mean for e-cigarettes

The party may be over for e-cigarettes. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced regulations on Thursday morning that ban the sale of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to minors and require all tobacco manufacturers—including e-cigarette companies—to submit products for premarket review. Products on the market before February 2007 will be permitted to circumvent FDA approval. Before this announcement, there was no federal oversight of the e-cigarette industry.

May 5, 2016  U.S. News & World Report

What the E-Cigarette Black Market Will Look Like if FDA Stomps Industry

The director of the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products declined to predict if any electronic cigarettes will survive a vigorous, time-consuming and costly review process. Industry insiders say product bans would trigger a dangerous black market. More