Week 2 Assignment
Proposed Regulations: Nicotine Exposure Warnings and Child-Resistant Packaging for Liquid Nicotine, Nicotine-Containing ELiquid (s), and Other Tobacco Products
13 September 2015
The proposed rule, Nicotine Exposure Warnings and Child-Resistant Packaging for Liquid Nicotine, Nicotine-Containing ELiquid (s), and other Tobacco Products, is of great interest due to the fact that as a smoker and a mother of two, child-resistant packaging would be beneficial. As of current state, the packaging for e-cigarettes is quite easy to gain access to and it would be heart-breaking if a child consumed (by inhalation or otherwise) said product. The…show more content… The nicotine warnings and child-resistant packaging for the liquid (which contains tobacco) for e-cigarettes is of great need. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking such regulation to ensure the safety of children across the nation. According to the docket, the proposed rule “seeks to extend the Agency’s ‘tobacco product’ authorities to those products that meet the statutory definition of ‘tobacco product,’ prohibiting the sale of ‘covered tobacco products’ to individuals under the age of 18, and requiring the display of health warnings on certain tobacco product packages and in advertisements” (The Food and Drug Administration, 2015).
The original deadline to submit a comment regarding the proposed rule was August 31, 2015, but since has been extended to September 30, 2015. There are several comments I would submit to the FDA about this regulation. It clearly states in the docket that [insert]. My comment is as follows:
After reviewing the docket on Nicotine-Exposure Warnings and Child-Resistant Packaging for Liquid Nicotine, it is my personal belief that the FDA should place such warnings in affect. Not only should the FA need to warn consumers of said tobacco products, but placing each product in child-resistant packaging will ensure a higher percentage of safety for young children. My main concern is what exactly would the FDA put into motion in order to ensure this safety? Not to mention, how child-resistant