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Resolution No: 110-6-14
Title: Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes and Liquid Nicotine Products
Membership Vote: PASS

WHEREAS, electronic cigarettes, liquid nicotine, and similar vapor-based products are gaining popularity; and

WHEREAS, the dangers posed by inhaling these products are unknown; and

WHEREAS, liquid nicotine products available for sale may pose a significant threat to public health, especially if ingested by children; and

WHEREAS, liquid nicotine products for electronic cigarettes are being imported and manufactured without appropriate FDA oversight;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NABP support the FDA’s efforts to regulate liquid nicotine products including, but not limited to, requiring proper labeling and child-resistant containers; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED NABP urge state boards of pharmacy to examine their state regulations and work with the appropriate state agencies to determine if the liquid nicotine products used in electronic cigarettes and vapor-based products should be regulated and categorized as poison.

(Resolution passed at the NABP 110th Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ)