New Vaping Bill Could Save E-Cigarettes
It’s been a minute since the FDA announced its deeming regulations and shook the very fibers of the vaping industry. The most recent news to come out of Washington involves a new bipartisan bill from Reps Tom Cole (R-OK) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA) that promises to be a game changer for vapers. With Republican control in the Congress, this new vaping bill has a decent chance to pass.
So What’s the New Vaping Bill About?
The Cole-Bishop bill is called the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017. Its intent is to change the predicate date to the day 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 pieces are all in place for this new vaping bill to be successful in saving e-cigarettes and countless jobs, not to mention changing countless lives in the future. Now, more than ever, vapers must take action 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. Do you part by contacting your local Congress members today.