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US Senator Warns FDA that Congress will Target New E Cig Regulations

US Senator Warns FDA that Congress will Target New E Cig Regulations

The Winston-Salem Journal reports:

US Senator Warns FDA that Congress will Target New E Cig Regulations

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin sent a letter Tuesday to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf that warns him that a Republican-controlled Congress and White House will target some, if not all, of the regulations that went into effect Aug. 8 on electronic cigarettes and vaporizers.

Johnson is the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Johnson advised Califf that there is a “substantial likelihood that this burdensome rule will be undone” by the 115th Congress if the FDA does not stop it from being implemented further.

Johnson has said for several months that the cost of adhering to the new regulations “are so needlessly high that the very existence of the vapor products industry is being threatened.”

“I hope the FDA will acknowledge the reality of the situation and ensure that small businesses and consumers do not continue to incur avoidable financial costs due to this regulation,” Johnson said.