Vaping In America Could Be In Trouble
Over the last year, vaping has exploded in popularity. Millions of smokers around the world have chosen to use vaping as a way to curb their dangerous cigarette habit. Small business owners around the world are thriving thanks to the vaping boom. For these reasons and many more, we hope the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. chooses not impose unreasonable regulations on the vaping industry.
For months now, the FDA has been gathering and reviewing information on vaping and e-cigs. They are expected to make their ruling soon on what sanctions may or may not be placed on the sale of vaping products. During the summer, there was speculation that the government organization may require approval for eliquids and devices to be approved by them before those products can hit the market.
Gregory Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, called the idea of that regulation the “death knell for over 99% of the companies in the industry”. That’s somewhere between 8,000 and 12,000 vaping retailers and as many as 1,000 wholesalers and manufacturers.
Essentially the proposed regulation would make nearly all e-cig and vaping related products on the market unfit for sale until they were reviewed and approved by the FDA. This would be costly, and would be a major blow to the industry there.
If you’ve read the news lately, it’s starting to seem like the world economy is always shaky. Maybe not a great time for a country to shut down thousands of small businesses that won’t be able to withstand these regulations. This will allow for Big Tobacco companies to continue pushing their harmful tobacco products on the general public. We’re just hoping that the land of the free makes a reasonable decision.