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FDA CTP Seeks Fines on Makers of Illegal E-cigarette Products
For the first time, the FDA Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) announced it is seeking to impose civil monetary fines against four  companies that have illegally made and distributed e-cigarette liquids. The four companies FDA CTP is taking action against are:

  • BAM Group LLC doing business as VapEscape
  • Great American Vapes LLC doing business as Great American Vapes
  • The Vapor Corner Inc. doing business as Vapor Corner Inc., The Vapor Corner, and Vapor Corner
  • 13 Vapor Co. LLC doing business as 13 Vapor.

According to the FDA, each of these companies failed to submit to its product applications for the e-cigarette liquids that they make. The Agency has sent warning letters to each of these companies informing them that their products are in violation of the law and ordering the company to cease and desist manufacturing and distribution of their e-cigarette product or face further enforcement action. According to the FDA, the companies continued to make and distribute e-cigarette liquids despite the warning letters.

“I am glad the FDA is finally taking action against makers of illegal e-cigarette products,” said ATS Tobacco Action Committee Chair Hasmeena Kathuria, MD. “For far too long, the FDA has allowed e-cigarette companies to flood the market with a wide range of flavored e-cigarette products clearly designed to lure kids into e-cigarette use. I hope the FDA’s action is the first step to more proactive regulation and enforcement of the U.S. tobacco market.”

Last Reviewed: February 2023