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Altria Group’s investment in e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL Labs Inc. was first announced at the end of 2018 but in 2020, that investment remains in limbo as federal antitrust officials probe the big tobacco company’s control over shelf space in stores. At the end of 2018 it was announced that Altria Group had invested $12.8 billion […]
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is kicking off the new year much as it did in the previous year–setting its agenda that puts e-cigarettes in its crosshairs. The FDA has issued a policy prioritizing its enforcement against certain unauthorized flavored e-cigarette products that it believes appeals to kids, including fruit and mint flavors. […]
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released an updated report on the outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries (EVALI), including naming some brands that could have direct ties to the outbreak of illnesses that gripped the nation over the summer. As of Nov. 20, 2019, there were 2,290 reported cases of EVALI in […]
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun reviewing R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co.’s Vuse e-cigarette to determine whether or not the company can use a modified risk claim on its products. Reynolds submitted Vuse for FDA review on Oct. 11, 2019 with the hopes of gaining premarket approval for several Vuse e-cigarette products. As […]
Reports have begun to emerge that the Trump Administration’s long awaited flavored vape ban … may never happen. Back in September 2019, President Trump and others in his administration voiced concern over the growing number of youth and adults in America who were suffering from a vaping-related lung illness. In response, President Trump announced plans […]
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As the e-cigarette and vaping industry awaits the reveal of a national plan to handle flavored e-cigarette products, one company has opted to take action now rather than wait to see the final guidance. In a surprising move, JUUL Labs has announced that it will stop selling mint-flavored pods after new research showed how popular […]
In September 2019, popular e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL Labs announced leadership changes as Kevin Burns stepped down from the CEO position and was replaced with an Altria-appointed tobacco executive, K.C. Crosthwaite [read more here]. Now the company is making more moves in hopes of improving its public image and mend its relationship with regulators. In a […]
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a stern warning to those who vape: do not use vaping products that contain THC. This comes as there has been more than 1,000 reports of lung injuries associated with vaping. The FDA is working closely with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to […]
Reynolds American, Inc., part of British American Tobacco Plc., has filed a premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) for a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review of its e-cigarette, VUSE. VUSE is an electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) product and subject to regulation by the FDA due to the 2016 Deeming Rule. Just last month, […]
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As the federal government mulls a national ban on flavored e-cigarette products, many retailers are taking action now that could spell trouble for the vaping industry. Two major U.S. retailers are joining the growing list of businesses that will no longer carry e-cigarette products. Drugstore chain Walgreens and supermarket chain Kroger both announced that they […]