Vape Restrictions Eased by San Diego Congressman
It looks like local government in San Diego may be taking a turn. This is interesting for us, since You Got E-juice is based within San Diego County. Congressman Duncan Hunter is organizing a bill for San Diego to spear head the re-evaluation of vaping products categorization. The idea is to ease the impeding laws from federal government’s restrictions on the local vape community. It has always seemed very odd, vape products being shuffled under tobacco regulations simply for the fact it’s an inhaled substance for ex-smokers. Refusing to take into consideration that they are dealing with (for the most part) Non – Tobacco related substances. When it comes to laws and labels for vape companies, we are required to be very specific when adhering to regulations for categorizing vape products. Isn’t it only fair that we ask the same from government when creating the policies on categorizing E-juice?
What’s your thoughts?
You can read the rest of the post below from the San Diego Union Tribune.
The Cigarette Smoking Reduction and Electronic Vapor Alternatives Act, numbered H.R.2194, rejects the policy of the Food and Drug Administration that deems e-cigarettes as tobacco products. Vaping liquids don’t contain tobacco, and may not even contain nicotine.
The “deeming regulation” is now being phased in, taking full effect on Aug. 8, 2018.
The bill establishes a separate category for e-cigarettes, and amends the Tobacco Control Act to include tobacco reduction strategies as part of American policy.
Vaping’s potential benefit or harm is fiercely debated. Advocates say it provides an exit for millions of smokers who couldn’t stop any other way. Hunter is a former smoker who credits vaping to helping him quit. Detractors say vaping introduces a new health risk of unknown proportions.
Hunter’s bill lifts requirements for FDA certification of each individual product.
Vaping industry advocates say certifications would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per individual product, putting small and medium-sized vaping companies out of business. Only the big tobacco companies, whose main products are not e-cigarettes, could survive. It would also benefit sellers of nicotine patches, gum and other smoking cessation therapies