The House Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill last Thursday that includes language that could protect the e-cigarette industry from onerous legislation. The language is similar to that of The FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act, in which the “grandfather” date changes from February 2007 to the date that the regulations are passed. This means that e-cigarette manufacturers could avoid costly pre-market approval applications for products that are already on the market.
To clarify, the bill doesn’t outright prevent the FDA regulation of e-cigarettes, it only removes the requirement for a pre-market approval application. The full text of the bill is available on the Appropriations Committee website.