On Monday, November 4, or early in the week, we are anticipating an announcement from the Trump Administration regarding FDA guidance about sales of flavored vapor products. According to recent reports, this guidance is expected to go as far as banning every flavor other than tobacco and menthol.
The products sold in specialized vape shops are thoroughly researched, FDA registered, with local store support. They are proven to be safely effective in helping people quit and stay off cigarettes. Flavors are a known key feature in helping people quit through safe vaping.
For years the federal, state, and local governments in the U.S. have been increasing regulations and controls over those using eLiquids to help quit or significantly reduce smoking. For over 12 years vaping has been a major factor in historic lows for smoking across all age groups, with no health problems like those being experienced by youth vaping black market THC cartridges the past couple of months.
CASAA recognizes that many people who vape nicotine or who are considering switching from combustible tobacco to a vapor product are frightened by the seemingly endless headlines conflating the risks of illicit oil-based cannabis products with nicotine vaping.