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FDA Regulations Currently in Review

Date posted: November 1, 2013

shutterstock_96101450The long-awaited proposed regulations on vapor cigarettes may be just around the corner. As expected, the FDA’s deadline of October 31st came and went, supposedly due to the recent government shutdown. However, there is a visible light at the end of this tunnel.

Apparently, the FDA recently completed the first draft of a Deeming Regulation on e-cigarettes and tobacco, and submitted it to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) early last week. Before making it public, the draft must be reviewed by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). Some industry advocates, like SFATA, are already requesting that OIRA review the FDA’s draft in a timely manner.

Once the review has been completed and the draft approved by OMB, the final proposed rule will be published in the Federal Register. It will be available for viewing by the public, along with an open comment period for consumers and industry insiders to share their opinions. We’ll let you know when this happens, and we urge you to participate!

After the public comment period closes, the FDA will be required to review and analyze all comments before submitting the final proposed rule.

What Can We Expect?

It’s still too soon to tell, but we guess that the regulations will focus on at least two general topics:

1. Marketing and sales to minors – one of the largest controversies in the industry, keeping vapor cigarettes out of the hands and minds of minors, should be at the top of everyone’s list. With this concern in mind, Vapor Couture takes every precaution possible to make sure no one under the age of 18 is exposed to our advertising, and we have set up advanced online technology to prevent internet sales to minors.

2. Quality – another concern is the composition of E-liquid, and whether or not it is “safe”. At Vapor Couture, we take the ingredients in our Flavor Cartridges seriously, and submit all E-liquid to vigorous testing and detailed quality control. We have labs in Florida, California, and in our factories abroad. You can print out a list of ingredients in our E-liquid, and you can also download a batch test report to view specific information and ingredients within each of your Vapor Couture Flavor Cartridges.

If the FDA regulations look anything like the European Parliament’s recent legislation, we can breathe a sigh of relief…

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