FDA Concedes: Electronic Cigarettes Become Tobacco Products in US

I’ve just had a press release sent by Bill Godshall which announces that the FDA have decided not to fight the classification of electronic cigarette as tobacco products in court any longer. In case you have missed the case, the FDA wanted electronic cigarettes classified as drug products (which would mean they would have effectively […]

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FDA ignoring court ruling to seize electronic cigarettes?

The FDA has repeatedly fought for and lost the right to regulate electronic cigarettes as drug delivery devices. However, the agency continues to seize shipments of electronic cigarettes – despite this being the very reason they were taken to court in the first place. Totally Wicked has taken the agency to court, while one e-cigarette […]

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More shoddy reporting on the electronic cigarette

The reporting of the electronic cigarette has been characterised by shoddy journalism and poorly researched stories. Time and time again we have seen stories which seem to be churned out with no background research at all. The La Times seem to be no different. Journalist Eryn Brown reiterates that the FDA has announced that it […]

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NJOY, Judges and Unfair Media Treatment

As we recently announced, NJOY have won a second court victory over the FDA in its battle to sell electronic cigarettes in the US. Yet anti-smoking groups with competing financial interests have spun the court judgement to be a disaster for public health. Which is strange, for judges in both cases have agreed with scientists […]

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ECigarette Court Victory: Analysis and Links

Yesterday NJOY won the right to continue marketing electronic cigarettes under tobacco regulations. (Read the judgement from the Courts of Appeal here.) If NJOY had lost their court battle with their FDA (which argued that e-cigarettes should be marketed as drug delivery devices) hundreds of thousands of Americans could have either returned to cigarettes or […]

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Tired Electronic Cigarette Data from the Annals

I find a recent opinion piece published in the Annals really very boring. It is based on old research and studies and every aspect has been analysed, discussed and argued over numerous times before. Still, it presents itself as being based on new research and as such warrants a response. Note: Although one has to […]

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Why shouldn’t the MHRA and the FDA regulate the electronic cigarette?

The title of this blog post was a question left on a comment by a user the other day. Here’s our answer! Already regulated Firstly, there is an assumption that the e-cigarette is not currently regulated. In contrast, the electronic cigarette is already regulated by Trading Standards in the UK. Trading Standards officers have already […]

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FDA E-Cig Warnings in America

The FDA have ordered 5 e-cigarette websites in America to amend their websites, citing unproven health claims and poor manufacturing processes. According to the FDA all five of the websites made smoking cessation claims. One of the firms is called E-CigaretteDirect – this is NOT our company, but an American company with the same name! […]

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