Vermont Vapor, a vape shop in Castleton, Vermont faces a fine of $50,000 from the Vermont Office of the Attorney General for violating state marketing regulations related to making claims that e-cigarettes can be used to quit smoking.
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.
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.