FDA Regulating Vape Pens Coming Soon

FDA Regulating Vape Pens Coming Soon as the Dr Dabber team of company President Pantelis Ataliotis and Marketing Director Johnray Strickland talk to Dr. Dina about the recent announcement from the FDA . 

FDA Regulating Vape Pens

Soon, e-cigarettes will be illegal for minors to buy, and ingredients will have to pass FDA approval. The new rules take effect in August, and also apply to hookah and cigars. Here’s how the FDA summarizes the rule change:

The final rule will subject all manufacturers, importers and/or retailers of newly-regulated tobacco products to any applicable provisions related to tobacco products in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and FDA regulations, including:

  • Registering manufacturing establishments and providing product listings to the FDA;
  • Reporting ingredients, and harmful and potentially harmful constituents;
  • Requiring premarket review and authorization of new tobacco products by the FDA;
  • Placing health warnings on product packages and advertisements; and
  • Not selling modified risk tobacco products (including those described as “light,” “low,” or “mild”) unless authorized by the FDA.

In addition, there are several provisions aimed at restricting youth access to tobacco products, including:

  • Not allowing products to be sold to persons under the age of 18 years (both in-person and online);
  • Requiring age verification by photo ID;
  • Not allowing the selling of tobacco products in vending machines (unless in an adult-only facility); and
  • Not allowing the distribution of free samples.