Released February 16, 2017
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VAPOR TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION COMMENDS COLE/BISHOP FOR COMMONSENSE, BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE ADULT CONSUMERS WITH A SAFER ALTERNATIVE TO TOBACCO
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Vapor Technology Association (VTA) issued the following statement in support of bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Tom Cole (ROK) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA) that would modify the predicate date for e-cigarettes and provide much needed regulation of vapor products as the technology that they are rather than the tobacco products that they are not.
“The deeming regulations issued by the FDA represent a one-size-fits-all approach that unfairly categorizes vapor products as tobacco, creating a regulatory regime so onerous that only Big Tobacco will have the resources to survive. In addition to leveling the playing field for small vapor businesses and ensuring that vapor products remain on the shelves as a healthier alternative to tobacco, the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017 will implement responsible regulations that are necessary to protect consumers and keep nicotine out of the hands of children.”
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