Oversight Subcommittee to Hold Hearing with Acting FDA Commissioner on the Youth Vaping Epidemic and Solutions Going Forward

Jun 17, 2021
Press Release
Senator Durbin to Testify on Efforts to Address the Crisis

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. 




Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy Hearing entitled

“An Epidemic Continues:  Youth Vaping in America”



Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. ET



The Honorable Richard J. Durbin

United States Senator


Dr. Janet Woodcock

Acting Commissioner

Food and Drug Administration



A livestream will be available on YouTube and the Committee on Oversight and Reform website.



117th Congress