• April 2, 2020

Call for halt to e-cig regs

Ron Johnson, chairman of the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has asked Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Robert Califf to cease implementing burdensome regulations on e-cigarettes.

In his letter to Califf, Johnson described the FDA’s vapor regulations as “industry killing.”

“In light of the significant economic costs on the e-cigarette industry and the substantial likelihood that the incoming administration and the 115th Congress will unwind this burdensome regulation, I call on the FDA to cease its implementation of the current regulation over e-cigarettes,” he wrote.

“I hope the FDA will acknowledge the reality of the situation and ensure that small businesses and consumers do not continue to incur avoidable financial costs due to this regulation.”