New e.cig company eVape Technology is expected to get approval from the FDA for its first-of-its kind e-cig, The Hill’s Paul Kane reports.
The FDA will take up the application at a special meeting on April 15, but there’s a chance the company could still go before the agency for a formal approval.
E-cig makers have been seeking approval for a vape device that can deliver nicotine-free vapor that can also be used as a vaporizer or mouthpiece, as well as an inhaler, but the FDA hasn’t approved a device for that.
In addition to the first-ever FDA-approved e-vape device, eVapor Technologies Inc. is hoping to expand the range of flavors it offers, according to a company press release.
According to the press release, the company will offer six flavors that range from mint and menthol to citrus and coconut.
The flavors are meant to be inhaled, and there will be a range of nicotine levels, from 0.5 mg to 3.0 mg.
Currently, e-cigarettes have only been available in the U.S. for people who are 18 and older.
E-cigarettes were legal in California in July of last year, but it took nearly two years before the Food and Drug Administration approved the devices.