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E-cigarettes: FDA issues fines to four companies for selling unapproved vapes

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.p455 (Published 24 February 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p455
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

The US Food and Drug Administration has fined four companies that made and sold e-liquids (vapes) used in e-cigarettes. It is the first time the FDA has filed complaints seeking financial damages against tobacco product manufacturers because they violated its requirements for premarket review of new tobacco products.12

On 22 February the FDA filed “civil money penalty complaints” against four companies and will seek the maximum penalties. The companies are BAM Group, doing business as VapEscape; Great American Vapes, …

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