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FDA Must Be ‘Judicious’ in Vaping Enforcement, Califf Says

May 19, 2022, 8:58 PM

The head of the FDA says the agency needs more resources to speed up its review of e-cigarettes and is avoiding making hasty decisions that could incite lawsuits from the industry.

“This is an industry that has amazing capabilities on the legal front,” Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Robert M. Califf said during a House subcommittee hearing. “If we make one single error in the process, we can be set back for years in these applications.”

Lawmakers questioned him on an update the FDA gave last week that it likely won’t be able to complete its review of e-cigarette product ...