The US FDA has recently announced that its authority to regulate tobacco products will be extended to include regulation of electronic cigarettes, as well as waterpipe tobacco (hookah), pipe tobacco, cigars, ‘dissolvables’, and a number of other products. As well as giving FDA the authority to review the safety of a product prior to it going on sale, this rule also expands existing restrictions on the sale of tobacco products to under-18s and on tobacco advertising. As such, it is likely to have a significant impact on this industry in the United States.

The rule will come into force on August 8th, 2016.

US Food and Drug Administration (2016). Extending authorities to All tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah.

http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/RulesRegulationsGuidance/ucm388395.htm

 

The above items were taken from the June 2016 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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