Congress wants to sneak in an effective ban on synthetic nicotine vaping that would harm consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, it was revealed that several congressmen and US senators have added a provision in the upcoming emergency government funding bill that would relegate tobacco-free synthetic nicotine to the regulatory authority of the Food and Drug Administration and its premarket tobacco application process.

This would give vaping firms less than two months to file a lengthy and convoluted Premarket Tobacco Application (PMTA), which will ultimately lead to most small vaping firms and shops going out of business.

Yaël Ossowski, deputy director of the Consumer Choice Center, said this will actively harm adults who want to quit smoking.

“The byzantine process of asking permission to sell harm reducing vaping products in the 21st century is asinine in itself. But using sleight of hand during an emergency government funding bill to castigate millions of vapers and the entrepreneurs who make and sell the products they rely on is the definition of active harm,” said Ossowski.

“Only the largest and most powerful vaping and tobacco companies can afford the lawyers and the time necessary to complete the paperwork necessary to pass the FDA’s process, meaning thousands of hard-working American business owners will now be forced to close, depriving millions of adult consumers of harm reducing options. Many will be forced back to cigarettes.

“Synthetic nicotine is an innovative method of providing nicotine independent of tobacco, and millions of American adults now use these products as a less harmful method of consuming nicotine. A back door bureaucratic power move like this represents a sledgehammer to the men and women of our country who have sought out vaping devices to kick their cigarette habit,” added Ossowski.

“The method of fattening up continuing resolution bills with laws that benefit special interests, without broader democratic debate or analysis of the costs and benefits, is shameful in our modern American Republic.

“We hope our elected representatives reject this particular provision on synthetic nicotine and go back to the drawing board to offer a more permanent, sane, and smart policy on the next generation of vaping products,” said Ossowski.

7 comments on “Congress wants to sneak in an effective ban on synthetic nicotine vaping that would harm consumers

  1. Sunshine Mitchell says:

    Vaping has stopped me from smoking cigarettes for 9 years now. My lungs are repaired and my risk of heart disease is lessened.

  2. Bryan says:

    This is crazy,I will loose my business that has my whole retirement tied up in it.this is so wrong to do the people this way. I quit a 38 year habit on ciggaretts with vaping and have not once went back to tobacco. We the people demand better than underhanded and sneaky tricks like this.

  3. Scott Walsh says:

    How about letting PARENTS, PARENT their children, and not leaving it up to the government to do so for them? If the government and the FDA are so concerned about “public health”, they would ban cigarettes, but they won’t do that because of all the money they get out of it. If you want to tax e-cigarettes, fine, tax them, but this attack against vaping is getting out of hand.

    Also, the reason why kids were ending up in the ER from vaping was because they were vaping products that had THC, vitamin E, etc., in them. These items are NOT in normal e-liquid. But the media refuses to report this. I can go to Walmart and buy the ingredients needed to make e-liquid (minus the nicotine of course)…vegetable glycerin, Propylene glycol and flavoring. That is ALL that is in e-liquid (besides the nicotine of course). ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. PARENTS DO YOU JOB AND STOP ASKING THE GOVERNMENT TO DO IT FOR YOU!!!

  4. Marie Mills says:

    I started smoking cigarettes when I was 16! I quit smoking when I was 62 after my husband died with the help of vaping and I feel allot better. I’ve had two CT scans and the pulmonary doctors told me my lungs were doing good.

    1. That is great to hear, Marie! Thank you for sharing your story.

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