Retailers have until month-end to meet federal vaping guidelines
Vaping retailers and manufacturers have until month-end to submit a listing of products which will go through a costly certification process.
Smokers turn to e-cigarettes as an alternative way to still get a buzz, but that may be under fire after FDA regulations went into effect this summer.
Since the FDA started regulating e-cigarettes, retailers and consumers alike have been affected negatively.
The prices of items have gone up, the selection of juices has dropped, and people new to vaping are left in the dark.
“If you’re new to vaping, you’re trying to quit smoking. You want to save your health, and you need help with it. You want to see how it works, how it’s put together. What you got to do with it. You can’t get help that you used to get,” said Jared Snyder, a user of vape products.
Local retailers said they are scrambling to find answers as yet another deadline looms on the horizon.
The FDA will require all vapor products to undergo a process that will cost close to $1 million per item, and that is something small business owners just can’t afford.