Advocacy groups join forces in support of Cole-Bishop bill

Advocacy groups join forces in support of Cole-Bishop bill

March 8, 2017

Today, the Vapor Technology Association (VTA) announced vapor industry leaders representing small businesses and consumers across the country came together to support the “FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017” (HR1136). This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Representatives Tom Cole and Sanford Bishop, would lift the industry-killing effect of the retroactive predicate date in FDA’s recent deeming regulations on electronic cigarettes, while instituting regulations that better fit the unique nature of vapor products.

In a letter of support to party leaders on both sides of the aisle, the VTA, Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association, American Vaping Association and Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association praised Representatives Tom Cole and Sanford Bishop for their bipartisan effort to ensure this groundbreaking technology continues to be available as a healthier alternative for adult Americans.

Rep. Tom Cole

The VTA represents the manufacturers, wholesalers, small business owners and entrepreneurs who have developed innovative and quality vapor products, providing adult consumers with a better alternative to traditional combustible products. VTA and its members are leaders in the vapor community, promoting small businesses and job growth, responsible public policies and regulations, and strong industry standards.

Click here to read the full text of the letter.

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