OMB Eliminates Part of Crushing FDA Vape Rule

Flavored electronic cigarette language deleted from Final Deeming Regulation.

This week the White House Office of Management and Budget to the complete surprise of many – but not to insiders-  removed the language in the FDA’s final rules that would have prohibited any US merchant either online via a payment gateway, or retail from selling any flavored vape product without costly, lengthy FDA approval.

By all accounts, the folks at the FDA are very disappointed that the OMB took action to strike this rule, and are likely bracing for new changes due to pending lawsuits and pressure from constituents.

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Here are a couple good articles on the news from NACS Online  & Reuters.

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