After a long wait, the Food and Drug Administration finally has control over the regulation of products like e-cigarettes, hookahs, and cigars. A 2016 District Court ruling stated that companies first marketing deemed tobacco products after February 2007 were required to submit a Pre Market Tobacco Product Application in order to remain compliant, but that they had until 2020 to do so.
Of course, everyone waited until the last minute. Despite the vastness of the industry, only 1451 products had been submitted as of August 2020. [...]