Could Synthetic Nicotine Save Vaping?
With the FDA now considering all vaping hardware and e-liquids as tobacco products, will synthetic nicotine make a difference?
The FDA’s disastrous deeming regulations for e-cigarettes are all based around the legal definition of “tobacco product”: “Any product made or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption, including any component, part, or accessory of a tobacco product.”
This means that e-juice is a “tobacco product” because the nicotine used is “made or derived from tobacco.” Devices and other vaping products are classed as components, parts or accessories.
This all suggests one interesting approach for companies hoping to avoid the expensive and challenging business of attempting to get their liquids FDA-approved: what if the nicotine in your e-juice isn’t made or derived from tobacco?