Less than a week from now, proposed FDA regulations will take effect here in the U.S. While the details of these new regulations are still vague, and we won’t know the real severity after they are enforced, we do know that vaping as we know it right now will never be the same.
I came across 4 examples to give you guys some insight on how the FDA regulations will change how we secure vaping products, and it doesn’t look good.
What I don’t understand is why the FDA would define assembling vape equipment as “Tobacco Manufacture” when there is no Tobacco involved in the first place. This forces us vapers to be more hands on when buying our vape products, but this really affects the newbie vapers who buy their stuff at vape shops and actually need help understanding their new purchase. Is this an FDA tactic to discourage smokers from trying vape products perhaps?
Ahh, I hate this one. The main reason I would buy e-juice at a brick and mortar is because I could sample the juice before I bought it. Those days are gone. Guess I’m gonna have to rely on online reviews and YouTube videos and try to imagine if I like the juice or not before buying it.
Okay, I understand the “not answering health questions,” because we aren’t doctors or health professionals. What I feel that the FDA is trying to accomplish here is they want us to deny the fact that vaping is much safer than smoking, or combustible tobacco. They want to hush people from stating the facts that when the two are compared, vaping is by far the safer alternative when taking in nicotine.
This really sucks, especially for those who buy tanks and drippers at vape shops. Remember that guy who does killer cloud chasing builds for you for free at your local vape shop? Well, the FDA says it’s illegal to do that now so you could kiss his services goodbye. This might be a good thing for shop owners though, I can imagine how many builds they have to do everyday for customers. It also might be good for vapers since people will have to learn and do builds on their own now.
So what do we do now? Well, it’s not too late. You can say what’s on your mind and let them know how you don’t want vaping to be regulated. Check out www.august8th.org to see how.