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Since the FDA Deeming Regulations have been announced, it has been a stressful time with a lot of rumors and innuendo going around. Vaping is gone as we know it at this time. Right now, we are all in a fight to keep the liquids and the hardware on the market that we currently have available. Every product whether it is hardware or liquid will have to have FDA approval and each application is $333,000.00. That means each bottle of flavored liquid, each nicotine strength will have to have an application. This includes hardware. Hardware is now a tobacco product even with 0 mg of nicotine. It is shocking to think that even though the studies by the CDC and FDA themselves along with France and the Royal College of Physicians state that electronic cigarettes are 95% LESS harmful then tobacco cigarettes, we will be regulated this arduously.
The vaping industry is small business at its finest. Many businesses will not have the funding to proceed with the FDA application process. I was never a conspiracy theory type of person, but I am now. The Deeming Regulations leave on the market products made prior to the year 2007. Whose products do you ask will stay on the market without needing approval? Big Tobacco.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP IN THE FIGHT:
Join CASAA and follow their Call to Action Emails. These petitions need signed now.
Join the Vaping Militia. Larry Faircloth a local delegate in WV has been fighting a battle in WV to stop vape tax and he has been successful. He is currently pursuing other means to stop the FDA regulations from taking affect. He needs funding and this petition needs signed.
Donate money even if it is $1, $5, whatever you can afford. This is going to be an expensive battle.
Only purchase your vape gear and liquids from shops and websites who are advocating for the vape business.
Call your local representatives and ask them to co-sponsor HR 2058 and the Cole Bishop Amendment. These will allow current products to stay on the market without the rigorous and expensive FDA application process and testing. Let them know how vaping saved your life. Ask them to co-sponsor these bills. We particularly need Democrats. We currently have, I believe, 56 Republican representatives as of this date willing to co-sponsor HR 2058. In WV your representatives are:
Senator Shelley Moore Capito WV Office 304-347-5372 DC Office 202-224-6472
Senator Joe Manchin WV Office 304-342-5855 DC Office 855-275-5737
Congressman Alex Mooney WV office 304-925-5964 DC Office 202-225-2711
Be strong and vape on my friends.