In April 2014, the FDA proposed rules that would require e-cigarettes, including liquid nicotine and devices, to be approved by the agency. That would be a challenge, e-cigarette manufacturers say, because the FDA has never approved a new tobacco product.
Companies would have six months after the FDA completes its rules to register products and ingredients with the agency, and two years to complete the process of seeking approval which they may or may not get.
The regulations are expected to cut the supply of liquid nicotine and drive up costs for shop owners and prices for vapers. The big winners likely will be Big Tobacco, writes the Wall Street Journal.