E-Cigarette Update

Businesses trying to import "electronic cigarettes" are being restricted by the FDA.


My last post on the FDA and e-cigarettes promised an update.  Well, I haven't seen any official statements from the FDA about any changes to their policy on e-cigarettes. But some reports show that the policy is and has effectively been a ban. For example, this:

A Florida company that imports and distributes so-called electronic cigarettes filed suit yesterday against the Food and Drug Administration, claiming the agency is illegally blocking imports of its product into the United States.

The suit, filed by Smoking Everywhere in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, argues that the FDA has overstepped its regulatory authority by banning shipments of the devices and insisting they need to go through the drug approval process.

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