The Vaping Industry Faces New Challenges
With the rapid popularity of vaping as an alternative to traditional smoking, the ecigarette industry has been under a lot of public scrutiny. Up until just recently, there had been little to no regulation on a variety of issues such as who can purchase vaping products, where one can vape, who can sell ecigarettes, how a retailer can sell them and so forth.
Now, the FDA and FTC has begun creating rules that outline clearly the DOs and DONTs in the world of vaping commerce. Below are some useful articles you can review so you can begin to get a hold on the latest regulations:
- FDA explaining the changes for businesses: http://www.fda.gov/TobaccoProducts/Labeling/RulesRegulationsGuidance/ucm394909.htm
- Some effects on business owners: http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/health/4094014-end-vaping-retailer-says-new-fda-regulations-will-kill-industry
- Effect on the public: http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/290920-new-fda-vaping-regulations-will-harm-public-health
- A breakdown of effects on both the public and businesses: http://reason.com/archives/2016/08/15/fda-e-cigarette-regulations-give-smoking