The American Pediatric Association along with several parent groups sued the FDA. Their agenda was/is to stop flavored nicotine vapor products from getting into the hands of children. They wanted to push the judge to enforce the Premarket Tobacco Product Application (PMTA) on nicotine E-Liquid. The judge agreed. The FDA was given until 9/9/2021 for enforcement and approval of applications, despite the fact milllions of applications were provided and the FDA did not have the staff to process these applications.
Just a little heads up, thousands of vapor businesses received COVID EIDL loans during the pandemic. These very businesses are being put OUT of business by the FDA flavor ban. Does it make sense to provide funding to keep businesses alive during the pandemic, and then put them out of business so they cannot make their loan payments? How much will this cost the government?
You see, nicotine E-Liquid is being forced to undergo the same product application as combustible cigarettes. E-Liquid is being grouped in with tobacco products that kill over 480,000 people a year. We are providing links below to back up our statements. See following link to CDC Fast Facts.
While the Moffatt cancer center states as of June 2021 “Our study indicates that dual users could benefit from specific interventions that leverage their ongoing e-cigarette use, which in turn could expand the public health potential of e-cigarettes,” said Brandon. https://moffitt.org/newsroom/press-release-archive/an-educational-intervention-can-help-vapers-use-their-e-cigarettes-to-quit-smoking-moffitt-study-finds/?fbclid=IwAR2BXfs6IySHmSUCx1-WV4dR-K7RGzoFeILzZ22iRIZ7NVxskbPIesU8e58
As of July 2021, the UK Institute officially recommends e-cigarettes as a cessation tool. A press release by the World Vapers’ Alliance (WVA) welcomed the development. “The draft new guidelines on how to effectively help smokers to quit, published today, state that:
‘nicotine-containing e-cigarettes can help people to stop smoking and are similarly effective to other cessation options’ and
‘people should be able to use e-cigarettes as one of several options to support smoking cessation, if they so choose.’”
However in the US, each state receives tax dollars due to the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). In 1998, 52 state and territory attorneys general signed the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) with the four largest tobacco companies in the U.S. to settle dozens of state lawsuits brought to recover billions of dollars in health care costs associated with treating smoking-related illnesses.
For instance, "West Virginia’s 2019 payment as part of the national Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement was $59.6 million, down from a $61.26 million payment in 2018, as cigarette manufacturers saw a 4.7% drop in sales in 2018." (Because vaping works. It is not for everybody, but MANY of us). The state of New York is reported to be in over the 700 million dollar level for the MSA.
COMBUSTIBLE CIGARETTES ARE ALLOWED TO STAY ON THE MARKET DESPITE CAUSING ILLNESS AND DEATH BECAUSE THEY PAY MILLIONS IN TAXES!!
Rest assured we stand with our vaping community and will continue to fight for our right to vape a less harmful product and KEEP OUR FLAVORS. ADULT LIVES MATTER! As a mother and grandmother, discipline your children. It should not be up to the government to ban products that assist adults in making a switch to a product less harmful.