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Cole-Bishop Amendment Fails To Pass, Alternate Version Could Be Adopted This Spring

Federal budget legislation passed last month did so without the inclusion of the Cole-Bishop Amendment, which would have eased the impending threat to the vapor product industry posed by the regulatory framework outlined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Cole-Bishop Amendment was…
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Victim Of E-Cig Explosion Recommends Education In Lieu Of Vapor Product Ban

Reactionary politics have seemingly taken center stage in the debate over vapor product safety, with Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announcing Sunday that a vapor product recall should be strongly considered for products that have been reported to inflict harm upon their users. Schumer…
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Vapor Products To Undergo New Product Classification In Belgium

Legislation transposing the European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) with a new classification for vapor products was originally drafted and suspended in late October, but will now become law in Belgium. Beginning January 17, 2017 vapor products in Belgium, which include vaping hardware and e-liquids containing…
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Philip Morris Files For FDA Approval To Market Cigarette Alternative In The US

Philip Morris International Inc. has filed an application to market its new cigarette alternative in the U.S. and seeks approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) before launch. The tobacco giant unveiled its iQOS rechargeable electronic device earlier this year and rolled it out…
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Wisconsin Senator Calls For Obama Administration To Stop Regulating

By CHRIS MELLIDES A leading Senate Republican chairman urged three top regulators in the outgoing Obama administration Tuesday to cease implementing new regulations, including those governing the vapor product industry, warning that the burdensome rules would likely be stripped away under a Trump presidency. Senator…
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New Federal Legislation To Place Restrictions On Vaping In Canada

New federal legislation in Canada will regulate vapor products and place restrictions on manufacturing and advertising to enhance consumer safety and discourage vaping among young people. The legislation will place vapor products in a class separate from conventional cigarettes under Canada’s Tobacco Act, which will…
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Smoking And Vaping Banned In Parks And Public Buildings In Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Residents and visitors of Calcasieu Parish, which is part of Lake Charles, Louisiana, will be prohibited from vaping and smoking in parish buildings and parks following a unanimous vote by the Calcasieu Parish Police jury. The ordinance was passed on Thursday and will not affect…
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St. Louis Passes Tobacco 21 Legislation, Sale Of All Tobacco Products Prohibited To Anyone Under 21

St. Louis city lawmakers voted on legislation banning the sale of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to anyone under 21 years of age within the city limits. The Board of Aldermen overwhelmingly passed the legislation, dubbed Tobacco 21, on Friday, which would effectively target store employees…
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FDA Registration And Product Listing Deadline Looming, Vapor Product Manufacturers Must Comply By Dec 31

Under the Tobacco Control Act, every individual who owns or operates any “establishment” in the U.S. that is in the business of manufacturing, preparing or processing a “tobacco product” must register with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by Dec. 31 each year. The FDA’s…
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Testing Finds Toxicant Levels In E-Cig Emissions 95% Less Than In Cigarette Smoke

Further testing by UK researchers in determining the harmfulness of vapor product emissions compared to that of cigarette smoke has yielded data suggesting that e-cigarette vapor contains 95% fewer toxicants than combustible tobacco products. Accredited researchers operating within the Royal College of Physicians first determined…