New Vaping Bill Could Save E-Cigarettes Posted on 21 Feb 16:21 , 0 comments
It's been a while but do you remember the last time the FDA announced its deeming regulations that got us shitting our pants? Yah, we got something new for you. The most recent news to come from DC involves bipartisan bill from Reps Tom Cole and Sanford Bishop that is said to be a “game changer” for vapers. A little birdie said this new vaping bill has a decent chance of passing.
Stop the B.S. What is this New Vaping Bill About?
The Cole-Bishop bill is called the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017. Basically, it's the intent to change the predicate date to the day of the deeming regulations were finalized, August 8, 2016.
The original predicate date was February 15, 2007, which meant that vape companies would have to complete expensive and rigorous pre-market applications for every product, e-juice, nicotine level, etc, created after that date. The finalized deeming regulations froze a lot of product development throughout the industry and threatened to put almost all vape shops websites out of business. The new vaping bill would save all products on the market before August 8, 2016 and could quite possibly save the future of e-cigarettes.
The New Vaping Bill Protects the Industry’s Future
The FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017 also sets a standard that will protect vaping companies from further attacks in the future. It includes measures involving battery safety standards and print advertising restrictions to limit exposure to kids. Cole clarifies that these measures would not be effective retroactively, which would help make sure that vape shops aren’t burdened unnecessarily.
How to Support the Vaping Bill
The stars align for this new vaping bill to be successful in saving e-cigarettes and countless jobs, let’s not forget all the infinite amount of lives in the future. As vapers in a community, now is the time, even more than ever to take charge! We need to stand together to encourage both the House and Senate to pass this bill so it will become a law that guarantees the rights of the e-cig industry and its customers. What the hell are you waiting for? Do you part by contacting your local Congress members today!