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SBA requests additional year for PMTA related sales

SBA requests additional year for PMTA related sales

June 11, 2021

A section of the SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration) has sent a letter to the FDA requesting that they delay enforcement on products that have submitted PMTA forms for another year.

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FDA Finally Publishes Submitted PMTA List

FDA Finally Publishes Submitted PMTA List

May 21, 2021

The FDA promised long ago that it would provide a list of products that were allowed to be sold during the PMTA’s one year grace period. After many delays, the list has been released, and it is huge.

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PMTA Grace Period Not Extended

PMTA Grace Period Not Extended

May 07, 2021

Some small vape manufacturers are being contacted by the FDA stating that they have an additional year to sell their products. After some confusion, the FDA has clarified that there will be no additional extension. Rather, they are attempting to confirm acceptance of PMTA applications before September 9th, 2021 with an outdated script.

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Deadline for decisions on menthol and nicotine limit approaches

Deadline for decisions on menthol and nicotine limit approaches

April 23, 2021

April 29th is the deadline for the FDA to respond to a citizens’ petition to ban menthol cigarettes and state whether or not they intend to go through with such a policy.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Biden administration is also considering another policy that attempts to regulate cigarettes - a limit on the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. Cigarettes would only be allowed to contain non-addictive levels of nicotine.

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Marvel Publishes Anti-Vape Comic

Marvel Publishes Anti-Vape Comic

April 09, 2021

After many vape companies have stopped using cartoonish characters for fear of FDA retaliation, the FDA has decided to return vaping products to cartoons themselves. Marvel has created a new series of videos designed to be anti-vaping propaganda.

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Cambodia Bans Vapes Twice

Cambodia Bans Vapes Twice

March 26, 2021

One of the difficulties in regulating vaping has been the constantly evolving state of the market. Not only has the FDA had issues defining problematic vapes, other countries have as well. This has led to a second ban on vaping products in Cambodia. However, this ban includes HTPs (Heated Tobacco Products), which means IQOS and similar devices would be banned in Cambodia.

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Synthetic Nicotine, Puff Bar, and the FDA

Synthetic Nicotine, Puff Bar, and the FDA

March 12, 2021

Puff Bar, the most infamous disposable vape, is giving the FDA another headache with yet another technicality in their vape regulation laws. Puff Bar has returned, taking advantage of another technicality in the FDA’s rulings. Synthetic nicotine is currently not a tobacco product.

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FDA Releases PMTA Updates

FDA Releases PMTA Updates

February 26, 2021

On February 16, 2021, the FDA released an update about how the PMTA approval process is going on their end.

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Private Companies follow USPS Vape Mail Ban

Private Companies follow USPS Vape Mail Ban

February 12, 2021 3 Comments

Following the passage of the Omnibus Stimulus Bill and the subsequent announcement that USPS would no longer be carrying vape products, some people wondered if private shipping companies would stop allowing vapor products as well. Now that more time has passed, major shipping companies that ship to consumers have also announced they would stop accepting vape products.

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What is the PMTA Final Rule?

What is the PMTA Final Rule?

January 29, 2021

A press release from the FDA contained information about two rules concerning PMTA applications - the PMTA Final Rule and the SE Final Rule. But the information surrounding them is confusing. Even more so because the document for the PMTA Final Rule simply states “THIS DOCUMENT WAS WITHDRAWN.” So what are PMTA and SE Final rules, and what is going on with them?

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CPSC Issues Warning concerning 18650 Batteries

CPSC Issues Warning concerning 18650 Batteries

January 15, 2021

Recently, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released a public statement concerning loose 18650 batteries - a type of battery often used in vape mods.

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Omnibus Vape Mail Ban

Omnibus Vape Mail Ban

January 01, 2021 3 Comments

There is a lot of drama between the United States Congress and President Trump regarding Covid-19 aid right now. However, they have all agreed on one bill already - the Omnibus Stimulus bill. The bill was supposed to focus on alleviating the economic impact of Covid-19. However, there were many riders, or unrelated provisions, tacked onto the bill. One of the riders was a set of rules similar to S1253 - The Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act.

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