Posted on May 23 2014
Published On May 22, 2014 | By Toan Nguyen| Blog | http://worldvaporexpo.com We are proud sponsor of the World Vapor Expo 2014 in Miami, Florida. It is important to heighten publicity and media attention for electronic cigarettes. Whether you are a shop owner, vape enthusiast, manufacturer, we need to come together as a vape community and educate the public. The e-cigarette industry is perceived as a tobacco product, but we want to promote longevity of electronic cigarettes and let the public know it is an alternative to traditional tobacco product. DC Vapor out goal is to help the vape community grow responsible and offer only the best products to our clients. Veto the FDA Restriction on E-Cigarettes Published On April 24, 2014 | Blog | https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/veto-fda-restrictions-e-cigarettes/kdKtpFH4 The FDA has classified E-Cigarettes as "Tobacco Products" and will now severely restrict their use. These regulations are not like those of tobacco, but instead all manufactures will be required to complete a lengthy and expensive application just for putting new products on the market. This includes Mechanical Mods, Variable Voltage, tanks, drippers,etc. Any new "Model" after 2015 will be required to complete this application. The FDA has over stepped their boundaries. E-Cigarettes cannot beclassified as a "Tobacco Product" as there is no tobacco in it. They fret about the nicotine, but there is nicotine in many plants including tomatoes. They fret about the flavors, yet allow Smirnoff Vodka to advertise candy and fruit flavors. Do not allow the FDA to take control of a lifesaving product THE FDA’S MITCH ZELLER SPEAKS UP! Published On May 15, 2014 | Blog |http://www.c-span.org/video/?319401-1/fda-regulation-ecigarettes The director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, Mitch Zeller, testified on Capital Hill yesterday, saying that e-cigs are almost certainly healthier than tobacco. At the same time, Senator Tom Harkin, who recently put out a scathing report about e-cigs, spent most of the time during the hearing displaying remarkable ignorance about the industry. The government’s chief tobacco regulator told Congress today that e-cigarettes are almost certainly healthier than tobacco, which much more research needs to be done, but that it needs to regulate them now anyway. “If we could et all of those people [who smoke] to completely switch all of their cigarettes to noncombustible cigarettes, it would be good for public health,” Mitch Zeller, Director of the Food and Drug Administration Center for Tobacco Product said today at a hearing that could determine the fate of e-cigarettes in the United States. Second Call to Action for FDA Proposed Regulations - Consumer Comment on Paperwork Reduction Act Published On May 21, 2014 | By CASAA | Blog | Casaa.org http://blog.casaa.org/2014/05/second-call-to-action-for-fda-proposed.html On Thursday, May 8th, CASAA released the Overview of its Action Plan Regarding Proposed FDA Regulations. On May 11, 2014, CASAA released the first of several Calls to Action anticipated in CASAA's Action Plan. This is the second Call to Action in CASAA's Action Plan. PART I. SUGGESTED LETTER COMMENTING ON PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT ASPECTS OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS YOU SHOULD EDIT AS APPROPRIATE Please count up the following and insert the numbers into the comment below (which, of course, you can edit in any way you want).
- Number of different e-cigarette liquids you have purchased in the last year, counting each flavor variation, each strength, and each PG/VG mix as a different liquid. (So if you used both bubblegum and cherry flavors, and used them each in 1.8% and 2.4% strength, that would be 4).
- Number of different pieces of hardware you purchased in the last year, adding up each different model of battery, tank, atomizer, wick, etc.
- If you purchased disposables or prefilled cartridges that include both hardware and liquid, count up each different model/variety you purchased (again, counting each variation in flavor and strength separately). If you did not purchase these, just delete the sentence that refers to them.
- Estimate how many different products your favorite vendor or vendors sell. Again if you cannot do this or do not wish to, please just delete the relevant sentence.