One of the biggest issues driving the debate about e-cigarettes is minors being able to access the products. One aspect of this debate is young children accidently ingest e-liquid. That is one of the big reasons why it’s so important to store your e-cig supplies properly.
This June, the FDA released new rules regarding how it plans to regulate e-liquid labeling, child-proofing and packaging. They’re calling it an advance notice of proposed rulemaking. Currently, this is just an open dialogue with public of what the FDA is considering and the release of this document is intended to generate comments from the public.
In the document, which is broken into sections, the FDA shows that they remain curious about how the public feels regarding the treatment and sales of e-liquid, as well as how other tobacco-like products are marketed.
Specifically, the FDA wants public opinion and additional information about:
- The warnings that should be included on e-liquid containers (specifically the level of detail they should go into);
- Any dangers of e-liquid they should specify (This could be anything from keeping e-liquid out of the reach of kids and pets to nicotine-related dangers.); and
- Data and research results pertaining to nicotine exposure warnings and child-resistant backpacking on existing products.
This latest release gives no indication of the plan that the FDA has for e-cigarette product label regulation. Proposals so far have included making uniform flavor names or even colors of the liquids themselves. Some say that this information would be helpful since there is still much concern and controversy present in the vaping industry—namely over using recognizable images on e-liquid bottles.
The thoroughness of this document shows that the FDA is growing ever closer to finalizing their plans for regulating e-cigarettes and e-cigarette accessories. Expect, when the regulations do come out, that they require warnings about nicotine (like those found on tobacco cigarettes) and bottles that are childproof.
In reality, none of the items up for regulation discussions are groundbreaking or detrimental to leading vaping companies like EverSmoke. When the time for regulation finally comes, we’ll make all the necessary updates and keep selling you high performing e-cigarettes with delicious e-liquid.