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Juul, Vaping Companies Would Pay FDA User Fees Under Bill

Jan. 22, 2020, 5:04 PM

E-cigarette companies like Juul Labs Inc. could help fund the FDA’s vaping enforcement measures under a bipartisan bill in the Senate.

The measure, introduced Wednesday by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), would force e-cigarette companies to pay user fees to the Food and Drug Administration, similar to those drug and device companies already pay.

Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), and Susan Collins (R-Maine) also are backing the bill.

E-cigarette companies currently don’t pay any user fees, which some industry observers say will make enforcement of the agency’s vaping flavor restrictions difficult. The...

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