Virginia State to Fine Unregulated E-cigarette Companies Selling FDA-Unapproved Products

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Virginia State to Fine Unregulated E-cigarette Companies Selling FDA-Unapproved Products
Virginia to fine unregulated e-cigarette businesses selling FDA-unapproved products $1000/day under House and Senate bills. Governor to decide by April 8.

According to wtkr on March 22, Virginia will fine businesses selling unregulated e-cigarettes that have not been approved by the FDA.


House Bill 1069 and Senate Bill 550 propose a daily fine of $1,000 for selling e-cigarette products without FDA approval. The sponsor of the House Bill, Rodney Willett, stated that approximately 1,400 products have currently been approved by the FDA.


The owner of an e-cigarette store in Virginia Beach said that their business will be affected if legislation is passed. "This will force us to close. Because if we are not on the attorney general's registry, we won't be able to sell at all.


Several e-cigarette shops in the state are selling e-cigarette products that are not listed on the registration list.


Willie said that the governor must decide whether to sign or veto the bill by April 8th.


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