LAKEVILLE, Minn. — The FDA will begin enforcement of its guidance document “Enforcement Priorities for Electronic Nicotine

LAKEVILLE, Minn. — The FDA will begin enforcement of its guidance document “Enforcement Priorities for Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) and Other Deemed Products on the Market Without Premarket Authorization” on Feb. 6. Retailers need to know how that guidance will affect their business practices. Beginning that day, flavored cartridge- and pod-based ENDS products (other than tobacco-flavored and menthol-flavored cartridge or pod-based ENDS products) may be manufactured, distributed or sold only if the FDA has issued a premarket tobacco authorization (PMTA) approval order for the specific product. A cartridge or pod is separate from the electronic cigarette device and must be fit into or be attached to the device, in contrast to self-contained, sealed, disposable electronic cigarette products, non-cartridge-based or “open system” ENDS products and bottles of nicotine e-liquids used in open-system ENDS products. The FDA requires a PMTA application for each specific product SKU; applications do not cover entire brand families or all products from a manufacturer, so retailers must determine whether a particular flavored cartridge- or pod-based ENDS SKU has FDA approval. ...

The Best Vapes for Beginners and Smokers in 2019 (+ Things to Know)

Would you like to quit smoking? Maybe you’re simply looking to cut back. Or maybe it’s something else. Whatever your reason, this page of best vapes and starter kits is here to help. You won’t be bombarded with a long list of complicated products. And you won’t need to know any vape lingo to understand. We kept it simple. The starter products on this page can have you vaping seconds after opening the package. Vaping looks and feels like smoking. It should! Vaporizers, originally called e-cigarettes and then vape mods, were designed as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. Vaping offers you a familiar way of getting nicotine — which gives it the edge over other nicotine replacement therapies. Other benefits of vape kits include the ability to control your nicotine intake, the absence of toxic odors and second-hand smoke, and, because there’s no tobacco on fire, carbon monoxide and tar are absent too. Vaping360 product recommendations come from first-hand usage and comparisons to similar starter kits on the market. Products are tested and evaluated for a minimum of 14 days. Our team of testers is made up of seven experienced vapers with over 30 years total experience. Note: This p...