Proposed Legislation Could Let E-Cigs Off FDA’s Hook – Convenience Store Decisions
A new bill looks to make e-cigs exempt from rules that impact tobacco products.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) has introduced “The Cigarette Smoking Reduction and Electronic Vapor Alternatives Act of 2017,” which aims to reduce the approval process for e-cigarettes under the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
According to a report by The Hill, the bill would reverse the Obama administration’s “Deeming Rule” which categorizes e-cigarettes as tobacco products that are subject to the same regulations on cigarettes.
Currently, the FDA’s deeming regulation gives it the authority to review e-cigarettes before they hit the market, requiring all products that …