Over the years many congressional Democrats have fought hard to put strict regulations on the smokeless cigarette industry. Being it a multibillion dollar industry, it is no surprise that the government is interested in every facet of e-cigs. Recently, since the November landslide election of Republicans, many have been trying to help the e-cig industry when it comes to upcoming possible FDA bans.
Many Republicans including House Speaker John Boehner have written a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell requesting a change on upcoming impending regulations that include a premarket approval from e-cig manufacturers on any devices produced after 2007.
The Republicans are trying to get the date changed from 2007 because they argue that many of the newer products also would have to go through the rigorous approval process which is believed would cost a significant amount of time and money for the e-cig companies and could force some out of business.
Gregory Conley, President of the American Vaping Association industry group, believes that if the 2007 date is not changed, then all e-cig companies would be burdened with each device needing its own application and each e-liquid flavor option would have to go through the approval process one by one. The FDA, Conley believes, would use its’ authority to ban certain devices and flavor options. He believes the 2007 date is vital and needs to change.
Conley also believes if the date is not changed it will be difficult to introduce new e-liquids and products. However, if the date is moved forward, all existing e-liquids would be allowed. Click here to read further and more detailed information regarding the Republicans push to help the smokeless cigarettes industry.
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