The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is currently reviewing new federal regulations requiring all e-cigarette products sold after February 15, 2007, to apply for federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, regardless of whether they are new products or previously created.
The proposed FDA “deeming rule” would also extend the agency’s tobacco regulatory authority to consumer products without tobacco, such as e-cigarettes.
Nathan Makla, state government relations manager for The Heartland Institute, which publishes Budget & Tax News, says laws and regulatory agencies should acknowledge the big differences between e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes, treating them as the significantly different products they are.
“E-cigarettes simulate the physical and psychological act of smoking while eliminating most of the harmful chemicals found in conventional cigarettes,” Makla said. “Vaping is not the same as smoking tobacco products. E-cigarettes and other vaping devices have far fewer negative consequences for vapers and bystanders, and they should not be treated the same.”
We have a President who is hooked on Nicotine gum, he should be more sympathetic towards smokers and fully support e-cigarettes! America is going backward not forward like the Brits who are encouraging people to give up their smokes for e-cigs.
We fully support e-cigarettes and I am vaping one now!