According to FDA, The Federal Drug Administration has recently engaged in a project of cutting out the sales of e-cigs and cigarettes. These drastic actions have the purpose of preventing young people under 18 years old from becoming addicted to nicotine.
People buy e-cigars and liquids to inhale vapors. Many owners of shops which sell these liquids and electronic devices to people think that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relies on way too strict regulations that will bring down the industry.
Last Thursday, the FDA banned sales to anyone younger than the age of 18, to prevent the following generation to become nicotine addicted. This decision of the FDA is meant to reduce inappropriate sales to minors. Presently, FDA makes regulations on pipe and hookah tobacco, cigars and e-cigarettes and also on roll-your-own tobacco, smokeless tobacco, and cigarettes. After 90 days, these rules will be official.
According to Mike Johnson, a shop owner on South Willow Street, in New Hampshire, you are not allowed any longer to sell e-products to anyone who is not 18 years old. None of the vapor companies agree with these regulations because it will lower their sales.
The FDA stated that all products entered on the marked after February 15th, 2007, should start to apply retroactively for approval, a process which will discourage most of the companies as it is not only expensive but it will also take a few years. It means that it will too risky to make such an investment which will cease to be a source of substantial profit.
SFATA, The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association, announced that the final rule aims to ban almost every vapor product which is currently sold on the market, in case the current “grandfather date” remains the same.
Many owners complain that the e-cigs and the liquids are seen as if they were cigarettes but according to them, they are not. Even if the level of chemicals is not the same, the e-liquid or juice used in the e-cigs also contains nicotine in a certain amount depending on what the customer wants.
Others support the FDA’s decision saying that people usually fool themselves by thinking that using e-cigs will make them quit. Indeed, they will get rid of the typical cigarettes, but they will remain addicted to the habit of smoking. Therefore, if you want to stop, experts think that there are much healthier and efficient ways, instead of relying on giving away your money on e-cigs and liquids.