On May 5th, 2016 the F.D.A. finally set deeming regulations on e-cigarettes!
While many ecig advocacy groups expressed concern for the future of electronic cigarettes, Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) said there is certainly no need to panic. All of us at Cloud Nine Ecig Reviews agree – vaping as we know it will continue, as will the fight to develop sensible regulation of vapor products.
More good news is that regulations will improve ecig safety and scientific evidence proving that ecigs are far safer than tobacco cigarettes will be qualified.
Here Are Some Questions You May Have – Along With the Answers:
Q –Will I still be able to purchase vaping products after regulations go into effect?
A – Consumers will still be able to purchase their favorite e-cigarettes for a long period of time. Vaping has not, and will not be banned.
Q – Won’t most e-cig companies go out of business because the F.D.A. product reviews will cost millions of dollars?
A – This is a major concern for e-cigarette and e-liquid manufacturers. Although ecig companies in operation after 2007 must provide the F.D.A. with detailed information about their products’ ingredients and disclose their manufacturing processes and scientific data, companies will have 2 years to comply. After submission, products can stay on the market for another year while the agency conducts its review.
Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK) has introduced new legislation which could help the entire vape industry. Congressman Cole’s bill HR2058 would extend the grandfather date for tobacco products that would require the FDA’s approval. If the bill passes, ecig companies already in operation will not have to go through the lengthy and prohibitively expensive review process.
Q – How can vapers support Bill HR2058?
A- You can support the bill by filling out this easy form created by CASAA.
We believe the most popular and successful ecig companies will prevail. Most have been aware of deeming regulations for years and are prepared to comply with regulations. We have seen companies such as VMR (makers of V2) and International Vapor (makers of Vaporfi) streamline their product lines in anticipation of F.D.A. regulations and compliance. That’s not to say e-cigarettes will always remain at 2016 price levels; however, for the time being, current and new vapers will still be able to purchase their favorite ecig products and more importantly, many lives will be saved.
Q – What about e-liquids? Will I still be able to purchase my favorite flavors?
A –There will be no restrictions on e-liquid flavors including fruit and dessert flavors.
Q – What about other restrictions?
A – E-cigarettes and vaping products may only be sold to Americans over the age of 18. This widely anticipated law has already been mandated in many states.
Do you have any questions or concerns? Please feel free to leave a comment.