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Beyond Vape FDA Press Release

Beyond Vape FDA Press Release

Dear Beyond Vape Customer,

Like you, we have been digesting the recent regulations handed down from the Food and Drug Administration. We know many of you are feeling confused, conflicted and maybe even angry at the conflation of e-Cigarettes with tobacco. You should feel confident that at Beyond Vape we have been anticipating many of these changes and will continue to grow and adapt. Beyond Vape is here to stay; providing the very best products to our loyal customers and getting the word out about the positive effects of vaping.
Additionally, we are committed to our promise of advocating on behalf our customers. This is a role we take seriously; striving to support the rights of adult vapers everywhere.
You might be asking yourself how can you help and get involved with changing the perception of vaping? Let’s turn these difficult and stressful emotions into actions. Let’s turn the tide.
1. Go local: Call your Representative in Congress and ask him or her to support HR 2058. This legislation requests a common sense adjustment of the arbitrary grandfather date the FDA placed in its Deeming Authority Clarification Act. Don’t know who your Representative is? Click here. Encourage your friends and family to do so as well.
2. Worth a try: Sign the official White House petition to overturn the FDA’s ruling on e-Cigarette classification as a tobacco product.
3. Be a “Vaping Ambassador”: Start talking to friends, family and co-workers about how important vaping is to you. Post on social media about how you have changed your life for the better. Maybe you are off of cigarettes as a result of vaping. Maybe you can walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded. This is a pivotal time in the growth of our industry. We need to alter the perception. We need to be open about the positive effects of vaping.
Together, we will change the dialogue and trajectory of the discussion about e-Liquids, e-Cigarettes and vaping. These regulations are not the end of our industry, but instead a challenge to us to assert ourselves as members of this Union.
Thank you,
The Beyond Vape Family

SFATA ISSUES STATEMENT ON FDA’S FINAL DEEMING RULE

SFATA ISSUES STATEMENT ON FDA’S FINAL DEEMING RULE

Largest Vapor Trade Association Says New Regulations Problematic

President and Executive Director Cynthia Cabrera Available for Media Interviews

Written By: robertsfata // http://sfata.org/sfata-issues-statement-fdas-final-deeming-rule/

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 2016 — The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA), the largest trade association representing and managing the interests of the vapor industry, today issued the following statement regarding the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) final deeming rule on e-cig and vapor regulations:

“As the Royal College of Physicians, one of the world’s leading medical associations, recently released its historic report endorsing vaping as a harm reduction option, stating that regulations should not inhibit the development or use of vapor products, the FDA today issued its final rule classifying vapor products as tobacco, essentially banning 99 percent of all vapor products on the market as a result of the February 15, 2007 predicate date.

“Although the FDA states it has found a vapor product on the market in 2006, it has yet to be determined whether the far more technologically advanced vapor products on the market today can be considered substantially equivalent to that product.

“Our industry has a long history of supporting sensible science-based regulations, including license requirements, as well as banning sales to minors and adopting child-resistant packaging. Today’s final rule pulls the rug out from the nine million smokers who have switched to vaping, putting them in jeopardy of returning back to smoking, which kills 480,000 Americans each year and costs the U.S. more than $300 billion in annual health care expenses.

“These new regulations create an enormously cost-prohibitive regulatory process for manufacturers to market their products to adult smokers and vapers. It also limits access to the 40 million adult smokers in the U.S. yet to make the switch to vaping and cripples a multi-billion dollar job-creating industry, the majority of which are made of small businesses.

“Since a growing body of scientific evidence confirm that vapor products are more than 95 percent less harmful than combustible cigarettes, it is essential that Congressional action be taken so vapor products can remain on the market as highly effective replacement tools for smokers. The only viable option at this time is to change the predicate with federal legislation, such as H.R. 2058 (aka Cole Bill), as well as a recent bi-partisan amendment introduced by U.S. Representatives Tom Cole (R-OK) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA) that recently passed the House Appropriations Committee, so that a more reasonable substantial equivalency pathway to market is created.”

Editor’s Note: To schedule an interview with SFATA’s President and Executive Director, Cynthia Cabrera, reporters can e-mail press@sfata.org or calling George Medici or Matt Sheldon at 310.279.5980.