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NAQC Newsroom: Tobacco Control

Organizations Urge FDA to Offer Reasonable and Responsible Regulations of e-Cigarettes

Friday, July 9, 2010  
Smokefree Pennsylvania, The American Council on Science and Health (ACSH), Consumer Advocates for Smokefree Alternatives Association (CASAA), National Vapers Club, Midwest Vapers Group and Drs. Michael Siegel and Joel Nitzkin filed an Amici Curiae Brief with the DC Court of Appeals yesterday in support of litigation filed by electronic cigarette marketers Smoking Everywhere and NJOY against the US FDA.

The brief encourages the Appeals Court to uphold District Court Judge Richard Leon's ruling in January that denied FDA authority to ban the import of electronic cigarettes by classifying them as unapproved drug devices (unless a company markets its products using therapeutic claims), and to prompt the FDA to promulgate reasonable and responsible regulations for e-cigarettes as tobacco products in accordance with the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act enacted by US Congress last year.

To submit a comment urging supportive action by the FDA, go to:

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