Ohio Governor budget proposal to include 69% tax hike on Vapor Products


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Questions about the FDA & The Validation of Vaping:



The primary catalyst is without a doubt:

If the FDA wants to regulate Vapor products under the tobacco laws,charging inspection and certification fees for the ingredients used in eLiquids -then why does the FDA not more closely examine and charge outrageously unfair high fees for all of the carcinogens and other harmful additives that are manufactured into the  final product concocted to place inside cigarettes, an actual item also regulated under the tobacco laws?
Just curious. 

I’m sure the FDA does in fact closely monitor tobacco cigarette ingredients, yet if the FDA is in place for our protection from harmful substances, why do tobacco cigarettes presently serve as the catalyst for the annually deceased half million Americans, fatally departing due to tobacco-related illnesses? If the FDA wants to provide more checks and balances, that’s probably the most logical thing to do, regulating this new successful industry that is the poster-child of a consumer established & operated harm reduction approach (Vaping), ultimately our solution to ridding traditional cigarettes from our lifestyles, then FDA must be more vigilant and precise when assuring there is nothing “harmful” in those tobacco products. Sure, Vaping is not 100% healthy, but name one thing which is entirely beneficial for our overall well-being? In regards to some other items we consume, Eggs for example are a great source of protein but they’re also high in cholesterol. Peanuts can provide many vitamins our bodies need, yet thousands of human beings die each year due to peanut-related allergies. So what is harm-free? What is? Nothing is. Why? That’s just the world we all live in, the world we all share, together. 

QVaping is THE resolution,  when we ponder possibilities for discovering ways to decrease the inexcusable death toll from tobacco-related ilnesses and the other suffering brought on by consuming real tobacco. Vaping merely is the intake of nicotine or also the option of zero mg of nicotine, it is NOT Tobacco, it is nicotine. Is it that difficult to see the difference? The primary reason Vaping is being regulated under the Tobacco Control Act is b/c the only other option under FDA control would to be regulated as a medical device which would require rigorous testing of each device before approval is granted. So that makes sense to a certain extent. However, then why is the FDA suggesting that these devices still go through rigorous testing before approval under the tobacco laws when the whole point was to avoid that by not being regulated as a medical device? The fact of the matter is that there are just too many questions here and when there are too many questions needing answers, there is much doubt and possible corruption most likely involved here.

The Vape shops that have sprung up over the past couple of years during when the Vaping popularity expanded exponentially. These small businesses are thriving and when small businesses thrive, the economy is fully alive. Capitalism works best when there is a solid, strong & revenue generating small business sector. Capitalism is at its very worst when small businesses are forced out of existence, preserving only Big Business, surely expected to cause monopolies too big to fail; we’d be in a constant recession, then again we typically are always in a recession because that is what to Capitalism represents. And by the way Capitalism is the current economic system that the United States operates under and practices. For some reason Capitalism is a word you rarely hear from any source; you hear the word communism a lot more in the mainstream than the term used to describe our very own economic system, which once again,Capitalism. Ask other Americans and ask yourself “When was the last time you even heard this hugely significant word being communicated or spoken by the separate source of information?”

Not to mention, if the FDA regulates the Vaping industry properly with putting reasonable guidelines for checks and balances in place for the safe usage during manufacturing of eliquid, then Im supportive of that concept. However, if the FDA moves forward with such strict regulation, we are all surely doomed. This will create a vast amount of disgruntled citizens, dissatisfied consumers and professionally established organizations full of passionate and educated individuals determined to reverse their decision, then we’ll additionally see millions of people out of the job, losing their livelihoods. Most important to consider is the idea that choosing to regulate in ways that mirror strategic methods of eliminating an entire industry is consequently generating the facilitation of a Vaping Black Market. An underground industry earning untaxable cashflow will be the “FDA Effect” if they choose to regulate Vaping the wrong way. Charging these vapor companies & small shops high costs will only cause more economic and societal conflict. This is exactly why the FDA needs to bring in more Vaping Industry Leaders, Small Business Propietors of Vape Shops and overall, a considerable number of Vaping experts in order to allow this newly successful, capital producing industry an equal voice to speak about their main concerns addressing what they truly feel must be regulated and which areas of regulation are not necessary, consulting in the Vape Industry’s most distinguished members will diminish the possibility of a Black Market. 

For those who doubt the notion of a Black Market, look at the Roaring Twenties of the 20th Century. Prohibition of alcohol was the single most obvious feature as to why organized crime became so powerful. People made so much money off of bootlegging when alcohol was prohibited that law enforcement had no chance at keeping up with this opposition. You make alcohol unavailable to the people then they will still most definitely find ways to obtain it. Same goes for Vaping Products, take it away and it will remain to be a product many will still seek, with her legally or illegally. 

Countless people already vape quite a bit and the market is flooded with new technology each week, establishing the Vapor industry as one of the single most innovative contributors to the Capitalist economic stystem. In fact the Vaping industry, when dissecting history, has a immaculate record accompanied with accurate stats proving it to be one of the most responsible and accountable economic participants whose business involves an age-restricted substance to actually regulate itself and actively enforce these regulations to a degree of minimal errors. Of course, there will always be a small percentage, essentially a few bad eggs who lack the discipline for carefully abiding by all these self-regulating principles, yet the majority of the industry should be commended on this aspect of professionalism and social responsibility as a business model. It is quite impressive when you compare and contrast other industries among the category of age-restriction consumption.

All in all, for those with doubts about what I’m stating, take a few steps back and look at our society as an outsider. See where the true imperfections lay. Analyze them, contemplate them, logically dissect all the factors. At least please try doing so before you judge this new technological advancement. Perhaps God and most definitely history will produce the only accurate judgements on what could easily be portrayed as the most effective consumer-based creation for the overall improvement of public health.  Due to the detrimental effects in which combustible tobacco products have on the health of a human being, in which these effects are fatally devastating then it proves that Vaping is by and large, the most effective harm reduction approach ever discovered, widely embraced, and safely practiced. Ever.