Three States Have Bills to Ban Synthetic Nicotine by Stealth

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Legislators in three different states—Georgia, Maryland and Mississippi—have recently introduced bills that would only allow the sale of vapor products authorized by, or pending authorization from, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Each piece of legislation would also establish directories to inventory authorized vapor products. The lists would eventually be made public.

The proposed restrictions seem somewhat counterintuitive, since the FDA has denied thousands of producers through its premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) process. These manufacturers already cannot legally sell their products in the United States, even if some are fighting back in court. On the surface, then, the state bills just reiterate what the federal government has decided.

“The reality is that these bills would shut down licensed small businesses that are operating in full compliance with federal, state and local laws.”

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Alex Norcia – Filter – 2022-03-03.

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