An Epidemic Continues: Youth Vaping in America
Washington D.C. (June 17, 2021)—On Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, will hold a hybrid hearing entitled “An Epidemic Continues: Youth Vaping in America.”
This hearing will examine the scope of the youth vaping epidemic and the role of the federal government in addressing youth e-cigarette use and addiction going forward.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in the process of determining which, if any, e-cigarettes will be allowed stay on the market. All e-cigarette manufacturers were required to submit Premarket Tobacco Product Applications (PMTAs) to FDA by September 9, 2020, in order to legally stay on the market. FDA is now evaluating those applications and is required to complete review by September 9, 2021. FDA’s decisions on the PMTA applications will determine the course of the youth vaping epidemic, and this hearing will examine FDA’s approach.
This is the Subcommittee’s fourth hearing examining the youth vaping epidemic in the United States.