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FDA Proposes New Tobacco Rules Affecting Liquid Nicotine Products Used in E-Cigarettes

Thursday, June 5, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon Glaittli
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released proposed rules that would place additional tobacco products, including liquid nicotine products and electronic cigarettes, under FDA authority. Under the proposed rules, these products would be subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act as amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act). The Tobacco Control Act provides FDA authority to regulate most tobacco products, and to extend that authority to other products, indicates an announcement in the Federal Register. FDA published a correction (PDF) to the preamble of the proposed rule in order to correct “several technical errors, including some errors in reference numbers cited in section VII.B. of the document.” The agency is accepting comments on these rules until July 9, 2014. At the NABP 110th Annual Meeting, NABP’s member boards approved Resolution 110-6-14,Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes and Liquid Nicotine Products,” which states that the Association will “support the FDA’s efforts to regulate liquid nicotine products including, but not limited to, requiring proper labeling and child-resistant containers,” and that NABP will urge state boards of pharmacy to “examine their state regulations and work with the appropriate state agencies to determine if the liquid nicotine products used in electronic cigarettes and vapor-based products should be regulated and categorized as poison.” NABP plans to submit comments regarding the proposed FDA rules on behalf of its member boards.

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