Hi everybody! My apologies for going on hiatus from blogging. I have been getting messages from some of you asking when I will be posting again. I want to thank you all for the good things you all say about my blog, I am thankful that I have reached a group of vapers that enjoy what I blog about.
So for this post, I’d like to focus on the upcoming FDA regulations that are about to be introduced to us American vapers. This is what is being talked currently among the vaping community here in the U.S.
Not to make my readers outside of the United States to feel out of place, but this is something vapers here have to know or at least have an idea of how these FDA regulations will affect how we vape.
The funny thing is the confidential FDA regulations which are still being put together were mysteriously “leaked” onto the internet. This gave pro-vaping groups an idea of what will play out with the proposals and what to expect.
I will not explain in detail what the FDA regulations are since I know there are other blogs out there that can give you a more accurate explanation. I did however come across an infographic that explains very briefly what and how these regulations will change vaping as we know it here in the U.S.
I came across this infographic on this Reddit page about the upcoming proposed FDA regulations. I noticed that people pay attention more when you tell them what they can lose and what is at stake. These 5 things are based on the infographic below:
5 Things We Will Lose With The FDA Regulations
- Affordable mods – many Chinese manufacturers provided with vapers with “clones” as an alternative to authentic yet expensive mods. With the upcoming FDA regulations however, vape manufacturers will be required to file for more permits which will cost them more money to operate. Guess who will end up paying for these added costs on vaping companies.
- Any modifiable vape product – One of these regulations will prohibit vape products to be modified and altered (firmware upgrades are included) after they have been purchased since this violates their premarket approval standard.
- Small scale vape businesses – Majority of the vape companies are independent and small scale businesses. The new proposals will require a lot more money to get approved and to operate, money these small businesses don’t have a lot of.
- Free samples – Samples will be banned from both online stores and brick and mortars.
- Quick releases of vaping innovations – 2015 has been such an awesome year for vaping, one reason is the quick release of vape products. When a product does well initially, manufacturers usually follow it up with a version 2, version 3, etc. usually within a span of a few months. With the new regulations however, every product innovation will have to go through strict screening by the FDA. The estimated time this screening will take is 2 years.
It’s not too late. Do your part in helping save vaping from greedy politicians and special interest groups that want to profit from vaping rather than use it to help people get off of cigarettes. Do your part as a person who loves vaping!