Thank you for taking the time to visit this new resource for vapers and industry stakeholders. It has taken quite a lot of time to get this website up and running but that’s mostly been because there was no point in launching it until the FDA deeming regulations were sent off to the OIRA at OMB.Details
Tod Robberson of the Dallas Morning News opines on vaping as a swing issue in the upcoming elections. Vapers are more politically active than ever before, and they’re watching closely. Politicians seeking re-election will need to consider whether they wish to support vaping as a method of harm reduction, or explain why they want to…Details
In this episode of The VAPE CAST, Josh gets political. His very special guest Cynthia Cabrera, Executive Director & President of SFATA, is here to help set the facts straight about the FDA deeming regulations, HR 2058 (otherwise known as the “Cole Bill”), and what you can do as a consumer, as a business, and as an influencer in vaping. If you have any questions about the recent regulations and proposals concerning vaping (and what you can do to help change it), this is a must-watch episode.Details
This article discuss the need for a new “Grandfather Date” for deemed tobacco products like e-cigarettes, FDA’s authority to establish such a new date, and potential alternative dates.Details
Senator Patty Murray of Washington today demanded an investigation into the alleged leak of FDA documents to the Tobacco Vapor Electronic Cigarette Association (TVECA). Senator Murray has requested that Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson identify the source of the leak, expressing concerns about the release of documents still under review.Details
Today The Royal College of Physicians is releasing a new 200 page report titled “Nicotine without smoke: Tobacco Harm Reduction” which concludes, among other things: Smokers can be reassured and ENCOURAGED to use e-cigs, and the public can be reassured that e-cig are MUCH SAFER than smoking. E-cigs are NOT a gateway to smoking.
E-cigs do NOT result in normalization of smoking. Evidence indicates that e-cigs are being used almost exclusively as SAFER ALTERNATIVES to smoked tobacco, by confirmed smokers who are trying to REDUCE HARM to themselves OR OTHERS from smoking, or to quit smoking completely.
Phil Kerpen, author of the 2011 book Democracy Denied has written an excellent piece calling on Congress to fix FDA’s proposed regulation of vapor products. In his commentary, Kerpen rightly points out that FDA intends to impose even stricter restrictions on vapor products than cigarettes, eliminate innovation and leave thousands of American small businesses in ruins.Details
Today, the American Vaping Association, a leading advocate for the benefits of vapor products such as electronic cigarettes, is expressing deep disappointment in Congressional leaders for their failure to include a lifesaving and jobs-saving policy rider relating to vapor products in the just-released omnibus spending bill.Details
Regulator Watch, a product of our neighbors to the north, has worked up a wonderful piece about the incredible damage the deeming reg would do to American businesses and public health. Additionally, host Brent Stafford interviews Stefan Didak, founder and president of Not Blowing Smoke.