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FDA REGULATIONS
VIA: http://www.philly.com

ANNA EDNEY, BLOOMBERG NEWS

POSTED: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 2:01 AM

The $1.5 billion U.S. electronic-cigarette industry has tripled sales this year with the help of TV ads, NASCAR sponsorships, and product giveaways. Government regulation may now threaten those marketing tactics.
The Food and Drug Administration is set to decide this month whether to lump e-cigarettes with conventional smokes as part of its oversight of the $90 billion U.S. tobacco market. Such a step would set the stage for greater restrictions on production, advertising, flavorings, and online sales.
With at least 40 U.S. states seeking stricter rules and federal health officials raising the alarm about e-cigarette use by children, manufacturers of the smokeless devices are preparing for a FDA crackdown.
FDA REGULATIONS VIA: http://www.philly.com ANNA EDNEY, BLOOMBERG NEWS POSTED: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 2:01 AM The $1.5 billion U.S. electronic-cigarette industry has tripled sales this year with the help of TV ads, NASCAR sponsorships, and product giveaways. Government regulation may now threaten those marketing tactics. The Food and Drug Administration is set to decide this month whether to lump e-cigarettes with conventional smokes as part of its oversight of the $90 billion U.S. tobacco market. Such a step would set the stage for greater restrictions on production, advertising, flavorings, and online sales. With at least 40 U.S. states seeking stricter rules and federal health officials raising the alarm about e-cigarette use by children, manufacturers of the smokeless devices are preparing for a FDA crackdown. "We do anticipate becoming a regulated industry, so it is very possible the way in which we advertise will change," said Andries Verleur, cofounder of e-cigarette maker VMR Products. E-cigarettes heat liquid nicotine into an inhaled vapor without the tar of normal cigarettes. Currently, marketers operate with few, if any, of the regulatory limits that apply to tobacco companies such as Philip Morris USA and Reynolds American Inc. TV ads by tobacco companies were banned in 1971, and in 2010 the FDA eliminated cigarette sampling. With the FDA seeking to expand its regulatory authority beyond conventional cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, some e-cigarette companies are opening up the marketing spigot while they can. Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/business/consumer_news/20131017_FDA_set_to_decide_whether_to_regulate_e-cigarettes.html#3h2BTCx4abv0zlIY.99 more and more and more “kid argument” nonsense, the flavors appeal to kids!! well guess what? they also appeal to adults. It almost feels like the FDA simply has NO IDEA what they are doing. Shocking, a clueless government agency. I almost picture just a bunch of clowns sitting in a room going “duhhh what should we do? what should we do? what should we do?” -Grimm
FDA REGULATIONS

VIA: http://www.philly.com

ANNA EDNEY, BLOOMBERG NEWS
POSTED: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 2:01 AM

E-cigarettes heat liquid nicotine into an inhaled vapor without the tar of normal cigarettes. Currently, marketers operate with few, if any, of the regulatory limits that apply to tobacco companies such as Philip Morris USA and Reynolds American Inc. TV ads by tobacco companies were banned in 1971, and in 2010 the FDA eliminated cigarette sampling.

With the FDA seeking to expand its regulatory authority beyond conventional cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, some e-cigarette companies are opening up the marketing spigot while they can.


Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/business/consumer_news/20131017_FDA_set_to_decide_whether_to_regulate_e-cigarettes.html#3h2BTCx4abv0zlIY.99more and more and more “kid argument” nonsense,  the flavors appeal to kids!! well guess what? they also appeal to adults.  It almost feels like the FDA simply has NO IDEA what they are doing.  Shocking, a clueless government agency.  I almost picture just a bunch of clowns sitting in a room going “duhhh what should we do? what should we do? what should we do?” -Grimm

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