Bloomberg Law
April 22, 2022, 9:35 AMUpdated: April 22, 2022, 8:30 PM

Tobacco-Free Vapes to Linger on Shelves as FDA Grasps New Power (1)

Celine Castronuovo
Celine Castronuovo

Many unauthorized, tobacco-free nicotine products could stay on the market past a summer deadline as the FDA grapples with its new power to regulate them and an influx of marketing applications.

A government spending package for fiscal 2022 gave the Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate synthetic nicotine, closing a loophole that popular e-cigarette companies like Puff Bar had used to skirt federal oversight. The law marked a win for health advocacy groups that have long called for the FDA to take action against teen-friendly flavors of vaping products.

But attorneys who counsel tobacco and vaping companies say ...

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