VapeMentors, the only educational resource exclusively devoted to the vape space, will host a free webinar on Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST to help vape space businesses prepare for upcoming U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.
The FDA sent its final deeming regulations to the Office of Management and Budget last week—the final step in the agency’s process to regulate the marketing and manufacturing of vapor products. The FDA’s final regulations are expected by the end of this year or in early 2016.
The one-hour webinar, which is entitled “‘Knock, Knock. It’s the FDA Calling,” aims to help business owners “future-proof” their vape shop or e-liquid company and avoid getting shut down by the FDA.
The webinar will be run by Azim Chowdhury, an attorney with Washington, D.C.-based Keller and Heckman, LLP and head of the firm’s e-cigarette practice who has represented many e-cigarette and e-liquid manufacturers, suppliers and trade associations in matters of FDA regulatory and corporate compliance.
“We have a pretty good idea what will be in the FDA’s final [regulations] and how will it affect vape shops and e-liquid manufacturers,” said Chowdhury. “Basically, anyone who’s mixing e-liquids would be considered a manufacturer, and your e-liquids will be subject to FDA regulation and inspections. Unless the FDA makes major changes from their deeming [regulations], e-liquid companies must submit their entire list of ingredients and obtain pre-market approval from the FDA. If they don’t comply, the FDA could shut them down forever. And it could happen as early as next spring.”
To register for the FDA webinar, visit www.vapementors.com/FDAwebinar. The webinar is free and open to anyone working or interested in the vape industry. It will also be recorded and available for replay.
The webinar is sponsored by Molecule Labs, NicSelect, VaporSearchUSA, Calco Commercial Insurance and Parrot Vapors.