Last week, the FDA suspended increased regulation on the e-cigarette and cigar industry. These regulations will hold e-cigarette juice and cigar manufacturers responsible for listing ingredients that are in their products. Additionally, the use of “light”, “low”, or “mild” would be disallowed.
The public health community is concerned with the current direction of the FDA and current administration. Delaying regulation and research on these harmful products pushes the vapor and tobacco industry into a more powerful position. Certainly, the connection between administration officials to the tobacco industry is a troubling foresight of what could come down the regulatory pipeline in the next 4 years for tobacco control.
Read The Gazette story below for a more in-depth look into the suspended federal regulations.