UNITED STATES – As reported in online news articles published by yournewsnet.comand www.cardiovascularbusiness.com, a federal court has ordered e-cigarette companies to comply with a 10-month deadline to apply to the FDA for review of their products and approval to continue selling those products.
A federal district judge has ruled that e-cigarette makers must apply to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval of their products by May of 2020. The 10-month deadline comes only two months after the same judge ruled that the FDA was breaking the law by allowing e-cigarette makers to keep their products on the market without approval. E-cigarettes are thought by some to be safer than regular cigarettes however, this is not true. E-cigarettes are just as addictive and harmful.
Currently, the e-cigarette industry is somewhat unregulated, allowing companies to sell products without FDA review and approval. The judge ruled that e-cigarette makers that timely submit applications for review and approval by the May 2020 deadline can continue to sell their products for up to one year pending the FDA’s decision. Companies that do not comply with the May 2020 deadline will be subject to FDA enforcement and may have to pull their products from the market.
Multiple medical groups, including the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), have pushed the FDA to create and enforce regulations to protect consumer safety. Specifically, concerns about marketing to children, teenagers, and young adults have fueled the fight to ensure the FDA is monitoring and regulating the sale of e-cigarettes.
The judge’s order implementing a 10-month deadline for e-cigarette companies to apply for approval stated that without a 10-month deadline, e-cigarette companies would continue to take steps to keep their products on the market without approval.
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