Today is the beginning of a new chapter in the world of vaping. Today, vaping transcends fully into the category requirements of traditional analog cigarettes. So much so that even products in the space that don’t contain nicotine must include a bold 12 point Arial or Helvetica font warning that the product includes nicotine. Amazing eh?
In the continued brilliance of over regulation the FDA has enacted this requirement that pits the industry at massive losses in another blow to force many players out of the industry. Below is a quote verbatim of the FDA’s requirements.
Example of what must now be present on all bottles of E-Liquid:
“WARNING: This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical”
- The name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, or distributor
- Quantity of the contents (by weight, measure, or quantity)
- The statement: “Sale only allowed in the United States” on labels, packaging, and shipping containers of tobacco products
Now don’t get us wrong, we want the public aware of what they are consuming but this is beyond excessive, 30% of the label somehow now has to represent all of this information. That means tens of thousands of dollars in labels..gone.
That means that smaller businesses that squeaked into the marketplace before the deeming regulations in 2016 are likely feeling the pain and it’s a terrible trickle down effect that will see companies finding to cut costs by dismissing employees until they can bounce back.
Scott Gottlieb states publicly that they are determined and committed to informing the public about the dangers of nicotine but whereas it took decades to come down on big tobacco the hits to vaping keep coming in rapid succession.
August 10th 2018 New E-Liquid Regulations In Effect – The Kicker:
You now have to include that same warning on pictures, yes, pictures even in private facebook groups. Brands like Naked 100 have already started this and as of this morning you’ll see a ton more have to adapt to this change.
Now will someone please ask Mr. Gottlieb how a coil, a replacement glass, a box mod with no atomizer, and zero nicotine e-liquid contains nicotine because the rest of us would love to know.