The decision by the FDA to deny thousands of Pre-market Tobacco Product Applications (PMTA’s), which are required to be filed in order to allow products to be sold, is not only disastrous for the vaping industry but….it’s an attack on personal choice, disallowing smokers to choose less-harmful alternatives.
The short version of this action is this – It has and will continue to ban open system products – those that allow one to refill a device-tank, with either commercially made e-liquid, or DIY e-liquid. So far, It has also denied applications regarding the selling of commercially made e-liquids.
So, how did we get here? Again, the short version – IMHO it’s two fold.
1) To allow big business to dominate the industry.
2) The PC/Woke culture – We must protect the children, along with the so called negative optics of smoking.
If you think this matters little here in Australia, think again. However, we shall wait and see what comes down the pipeline domestically. As October 1 approaches, and the nicotine prescription scheme is enforced, one wonders what’s next.