The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 gave the FDA the authority to regulate all products containing nicotine derived from tobacco. The vast majority of e-vapor products contain nicotine derived from tobacco.

The FDA has proposed a rule to regulate e-vapor products. The Agency published its proposed rule in April 2014, and all public comments were due by August 2014. Scientists, public health experts, manufacturers, members of Congress, and vapers (like you!) submitted more than 135,000 comments. FDA is now studying those comments and will issue a final rule.

The final FDA rule will allow the FDA to cover a wide range of issues—from how e-vapor products are manufactured, to how they are marketed and sold.

As the FDA decides what rules to set, Vaper Rights urges them to respect the rights of adult vapers.

Established by FDA in 2009, the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) has over 550 employees that work on tobacco issues, including the proposed regulation of e-vapor products.The FDA and NIH are actively funding dozens of research projects related to tobacco and vapor issues. They plan to award research grants totaling $275 million in a five-year period.

We Support Reasonable FDA Regulation

Vaper Rights believes that the FDA has an important role to play in regulating e-cigarettes. E-vapor products contain nicotine, which is addictive. The FDA’s decisions will provide uniform national standards that will apply across the country. We believe the FDA should:

FDA must continue to base its decisions on science and evidence. Regulations can keep e-vapor products out of kids’ hands while respecting the rights of adult vapers.

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