The Fight to Regulate Vaping has only Just Begun
by Raffi Williams
Almost overnight, it seems as if more and more people are vaping. But soon, much like smoking cigarettes at bars, vaping could be a thing of the past. The Food and Drug Administration admits some smaller manufacturers could be put out of business because of an FDA regulation.
The regulation, called the Deeming Rule, implements new restrictions on the e-cigarette industry as a result of the bipartisan 2009 Tobacco Control Act, which gave the FDA regulatory power over nicotine products. There was no oversight on e-cigarettes prior to this rule.
The Deeming Rule mandates any nicotine products not on the market before February 2007 — meaning most e-cigs — must meet public health standards and that comes with a big price tag. It costs about $1 million to go through the FDA approval process.
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Mark Block is not a lobbyist for the Electronic Vaping Coalition of America (EVCA). Mr. Block is the Founder and Director of EVCA. EVCA has no lobbyists, and it is not an advocacy group. EVCA is an educational organization. Any advocacy efforts were conducted through an entirely separate organization, VapePAC.