Cole / Bishop Amendment Re-introduced For New Congress Session

In some big news for the vaping industry, Representatives Tom Cole of Oklahoma and Sanford Bishop of Georgia, have introduced a new proposed bill designed to save the vaping industry.

Tom Cole is a republican and Sanford Bishop is a democrat, meaning this is a bipartisan bill, making it more likely to be cosponsored by other members of both parties.

This new legislation has been named the “FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017” or H.R.1136, which is very similar to H.R.2058, more commonly known as the Cole/Bishop amendment, which they originally introduced in early 2015.

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Hartland, Wisconsin Government Acts to Protect Vaping

In what I believe to be the first time this has ever happened in the vape industry, a local government is actually actively trying to protect the vape industry within their jurisdiction.

Village of Hartland, a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is home to the well-known e-juice manufacturing company, Johnson Creek Enterprises. Johnson Creek is currently in danger of being shut down due to the FDA regulations that were passed last year.

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What Does Trump’s Presidency Mean For Vaping?

So as everyone knows by now, Trump will be the 45th president of the United States and now we can hypothesize what his presidency might mean for vaping. Let me start by saying that I’m by no means an expert in politics, but I want to talk about my own thoughts on what the Trump … Read more

NJOY In The Process of Being Purchased

Last month NJOY announced that they were filing for bankruptcy after their Kings 2.0 electronic cigarette failed to take off. In addition to the debt they had racked up over the years, they just couldn’t keep afloat any longer. NJOY took part in a Chapter 11 auction on Nov. 2nd, 2016 to settle debts and … Read more

FDA Wants to Regulate E-Cigs as a Drug… Again

The FDA tried to regulate electronic cigarettes as a medical device back in 2010, but NJOY fought them with a lawsuit and won (see Sottera Inc. v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration). This forced the FDA to change strategies and try to regulate e-cigs as tobacco instead. The FDA won the battle to regulate e-cigs … Read more

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Supports Vaping

The biggest news in the vaping community in regards to politics comes in the form of an announcement from Gary Johnson, the Libertarian third party candidate running for president this election. Kurt Loeblich, of Cloud Chasers Inc, managed to receive an email response from Gary Johnson’s National campaign director, Jim Wallace about their campaigns thoughts … Read more

Thunderclap for Advocacy is a crowdspeaking platform designed to amplify messages that matter. The #WeAreVapor Thunderclap campaign was created by the Vapor Technology Association. All you need to do is sign up and they will automatically post a message to one of your social media accounts on Oct. 27th at 11:30 am Eastern time. That’s the meaning … Read more