The FDA has announced that it intends to propose "deeming" regulation by April 2013 (to apply Chapter IX of FSPTCA to e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, shisha/hookah and other tobacco products not currently subject to Chapter IX regulations) "and to specify additional restrictions."
What does this mean for you?
Sections 905 and 910 would ban all e-cigarettes, and other provisions of Chapter IX would also decimate the e-cigarette industry, protect cigarette markets and otherwise take away your right to vape!
If this action does not completely destroy the industry on its own this would be the first step in an all out attack on your ability to use electronic cigarettes. A ban on internet sales and significant taxes would almost surely follow.
This is the most significant threat to our right to vape here in the US since electronic cigarettes were introduced.
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If you have time and would like to provide help beyond signing the petition below are a few things you can do.1.) After signing the petition click the link on the Whitehouse.gov petition page to share the petition with your FaceBook or Twitter friends.2.) Send the petition link to your friends via email or a link to this page. Just copy and paste the links below and send in an email.
- 3.) Send a message to your local Congress to let them know why you are against the FDA proposal to ban Electronic Cigarettes and to tell them your story about how electronic cigarettes have helped you. It's important for our government to gain as much knowledge on electronic cigarettes as possible and for them to understand the impact they have had on the citizens of their community.
- Click on the representative for your area and from their page you can click the Contact Me button to send them an email.