The FDA today has finally posted the “legal product” list it promised before last September’s PMTA submission deadline.
The list published today includes all vaping products allowed to remain on the market during the one-year grace period granted for products that were on the market before Aug. 8, 2016 and for which a Premarket Tobacco Application (PMTA) was submitted by Sept. 9, 2020.
The list (actually several lists) includes more than six million individual product SKUs submitted by hundreds of companies. One determined small manufacturer in Texas, JD Nova Group (owner of Vapolocity), submitted more than four million products itself.
The list contains only products that are currently being sold, so does not include flavored cartridge- and pod-based products that the agency forced off the market as part of its January 2020 updated enforcement guidance. Even though those manufacturers may have submitted PMTAs for their flavored products, they are not included in the list.
Jim McDonald – Vaping360 – 2021-05-21.