This month, the meeting of the analysis of the FDA regulations as well as corresponding steps is held in ShenZhen and during which,an American famous lawyer and the e-cigarette expertise of FDA,the Chairman of the American branch of the ShenZhen Electronic Cigarette Industry Association along with the famous e-cigs consultant Dimitris Agrafiotis had a detailed explanation of the FDA regulations and figure out many measures to confront it.As a member of the American branch of the ShenZhen Electronic Cigarette Industry Association, WOTOFO was invited to attend the meeting.
On the meeting, Azim and Dimitris firstly introduced today’s regulations and restrictions by the FDA on e-cigs and besides that, they thought of many steps to confront it;later, the SEVIA USA report the latest lawsuit against the FDA,introducing the function and structure of SEVIA USA and expressed their hope to invite more enterprises of ecigs and relevant institutes to join,all together to be dedicated to the steady growth of the whole market of e-cigs, as long as booming the development of the American e-cigarette wholesale.
Extract from the FDA regulations:
It bans sales to kids
Children under 18 can no longer buy e-cigarettes, cigars or other tobacco products. The FDA says it plans to enforce this rule just as it enforces bans on cigarettes to minors, with undercover visits and fines.
It forces manufacturers to submit products for review
Any product that came onto the market after 2007 must be FDA-approved. The FDA approval won’t necessarily mean a product is safe, but the process is designed to ensure the product is either safe or equivalent to something else that was already on the market.
Sellers and manufacturers must prove their claims
Without regulation, makers and sellers of e-cigarettes, cigars and hookahs were free to make any claims they wanted about their product, and often did—claiming they were safer that traditional tobacco products, for instance. The new rules let FDA decide if these claims are true.
Products will have to carry health warnings
They will have to carry a label saying: “WARNING: This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.” They’ll also have to specifically warn pregnant women of the dangers to a developing fetus.
On the basis of that,expertise want to notice all the e-cigarette wholesale distributors some important time:
December 31th on 2016 :Domestic manufacturers sign in and hand in the list of the items;
February 8th on 2017:hand in the list of the ingredients and hand in the health report of the tobacco(FDA will have a detailed introduction);
May 10th on 2018:The deadline of the pre- application.
Today, SEVIA USA is supporting many American associations and institutions to launch lawsuits on the FDA and before it is broken down, all the e-cigarette manufacturers and electronic cigarette wholesale distributors have to toe the mark,otherwise, you will be penalized.
Many people will be not so familiar with the regulations so here Cacuq will have a approximate introduction first.This new rule builds on groundwork that was set close to seven years ago. The FDA has regulated cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless tobacco products since June 2009, after Congress passed and the President signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. This Act gave the agency authority to regulate the manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products.Today, the rule does several things.It extends the FDA’s regulatory authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes—which are also called electronic cigarettes or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)—all cigars (including premium ones), hookah (also called waterpipe tobacco), pipe tobacco, nicotine gels, and dissolvables that did not previously fall under the FDA’s authority.It requires health warnings on roll-your-own tobacco, cigarette tobacco, and certain newly regulated tobacco products and also bans free samples.