15,000 vaping outlets have banded together to take the fight to Congress. The “Right to Vape” campaign is touring the US, hitting Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
“Facing potential bankruptcy, the nation’s 15,000 vaping and e-cigarette outlets are mounting a massive political campaign to win a congressional reversal of new and costly Food and Drug Administration rules that just went into effect.
The “Right to Vape” campaign plans to barnstorm through 15 battleground and politically influential states to pressure lawmakers up for re-election to promise to use the upcoming November lame-duck session to make changes to the regulations.
The Washington-based Americans for Tax Reform has teamed with Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association and the American Vaping Association, for an October bus tour, organizers told the Washington Examiner.
The FDA this summer banned the sale of e-cigarettes to youths under 18 and is requiring agency approval of any vaping product made before Feb. 15, 2007, which the businesses expect to be complicated and expensive.”