- Created: 15 May 2012
We don't know what the pending regulation the FDA is going to impose means for vaping. Here are some restrictions that already exist for tobacco, both federal and state:
1. Snuff producers can't export their product to the States without submitting their ingredients list to the FDA. Hence, you can't buy snuff in the States any more because these 200 year old companies aren't giving up their recipes.
2. NY and TX already suffer a 75% tobacco tax.
3. In Washington state it's a felony to ship tobacco through the mail.
4. You can't buy cigarettes or moist snuff on the web.
So, my guess is that three things are likely to happen. One, expect vendors to have to submit product for approval. I don't know if this means expensive lab tests on the vendor's dime, and if it does, what vendor can afford to do that for their whole catalog of juice?
Three, there is a very good chance that all forms of tobacco, which eliquid is considered by the FDA, will be barred from online sales in the States. This means no more vaping vendors as we currently know them. How are you going to buy juice, or attys, if this happens? I'd be stocking up on both, now.
I don't mean to play Chicken Little, but there is a serious threat hanging over us and I haven't heard anyone but me talking about it.