FDA FLAVOR BANS

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FDA NEWS RELEASE

Trump Administration Combating Epidemic of Youth E-Cigarette Use with Plan to Clear Market of Unauthorized, Non-Tobacco-Flavored E-Cigarette Products

FDA compliance policy would prioritize enforcement of premarket authorization requirements for non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes

Dr. K. Farsalinos

 "You should fight for your lives and your health. It is absolutely irresponsible and dangerous behaviour to ban e-cigarettes."

Konstantinos E. Farsalinos, M.D., is a research fellow at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Athens-Greece, at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Patras-Greece and at the National School of Public Health-Greece. He has been conducting laboratory and clinical research on e-cigarettes as a principal investigator since 2011. Examples of his work include the first study on the cytotoxic effects of e-cigarette vapor on cultured cells and the immediate effects of e-cigarette use on cardiac function and coronary circulation.

Dr Konstantinos

Availability of ECBlend Products

We will continue to make our products available while working towards getting as many of our products and flavors through the PMTA process as possible.

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Donald Trump

Twitter https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump
"If you have a Twitter account, tell @realDonaldTrump that flavored vapor products have NOTHING to do with recent lung hospitalizations. Those are linked to illegal THC "street vapes," not retail nicotine products. Banning flavors will force MILLIONS of adult FORMER smokers back to smoking and destroy thousands of small businesses and jobs!'' - CASAA.ORG

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Stop Donald Trump from signing the federal flavor ban of e-cig products.

Vaping has saved millions of people lives with flavors being one of the major reasons due to their sweet flavors. We the people know that legal vape products that have been regulated are 95% safer than traditional cigarettes. Bans and prohibition has never worked, whether it is with cannabis or alcohol or drugs.

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American Vaping Association

VTA Responds to Trump Administration; Calls Proposal Misguided 

Gregory Conley, President of the American Vaping Association, released the following statement:

“We are deeply disappointed in the President’s decision to take direction from anti-vaping activists like Mike Bloomberg by attempting to ban the sale of nearly every vaping product on the market. A ban will remove life-changing options from the market that have been used by several million American adults to quit smoking.


“In the history of the United States, prohibition has never worked. It didn’t work with alcohol. It hasn’t worked with marijuana. It won’t work with e-cigarettes. The President should meet with just one of the millions of American voters who have used flavors to quit smoking before moving forward on this draconian approach to regulation and public policy.


“Destroying thousands of small businesses and sending ex-smokers back to smoking will do nothing to stop drug dealers from selling contaminated THC cartridges. A flavor ban will only lead to the creation of yet another multibillion-dollar black market that will operate with zero safety controls.”

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https://vaping.org/press-release/ava-statement-on-president-trumps-support-for-a-fda-flavor-ban/"

ECBLEND COMMENTS

American Vaping Association


As a manufacturer with over 400 flavors, this affects our company, employees and hundreds of thousands of customers who have bought our quality e-liquid over the years.
This news release notes that "compliance policy would prioritize enforcement of the Premarket Authorization ("PMTA") requirements".

This means that products that are not in compliance by the effective deadlines will be removed from market. That deadline is currently 5/20/2020. The FDA press release is concerning. No one knows yet the extent of flavors that will be affected. FDA has stated they will issue a new press release in a few weeks clarifying their intents.

ECBLEND IN THE PROCESS
ECBlend has been in the process for obtaining Premarket Authorization ("PMTA") from the FDA for the past few years. We have registered our products and ingredients prior to the FDA deadlines set for those actions.

In 2019 ECBlend has continued the process and, along with other manufacturers, engaged a scientific consulting firm that is respected worldwide for its risk assessment experience, technical capabilities, and industry leadership who specialize in helping clients characterize the health and environmental risk associated with complex exposures involving chemicals, pharmaceuticals or radionuclides in a variety of media and environments.


In July 2019 FDA released the Final Guidance for PMTA.  There is a lot yet for us to do and we will do everything we can to keep as many of our most popular products as we can.   
Please read the Call-To-Action section above (and below) and help with as many as you can!
We hope to supply you with your favorite flavors for many more years and sincerely thank you for all your support!

VTA Responds to Trump Administration; Calls Proposal Misguided 

Banning flavors would be a public health travesty. More than two million Americans have died from cigarette smoking related illnesses over the last five years. If a federal flavor ban is enacted, more than 10 million adults will be forced to choose between smoking again (something the FDA has said will happen if vapor products are pulled from the market) or finding what they want and need on the black market.

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Casaa.org

CASAA responds on Twitter

CASAA   @CASAAmedia
Tell  @realDonaldTrump
that flavored #vaping products have NOTHING to do with recent lung hospitalizations linked to illegal THC "street vapes," not retail nicotine products. Banning flavors will push MILLIONS of adult FORMER smokers back to smoking & destroy small businesses!

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Get Involved, fight for your right to flavor! 

CASAA Calls To Action are the most effective and efficient way for consumers to become active in protecting their rights to access and use smoke-free tobacco alternatives. Each Call To Action has been researched for the key issues and a template has been created to help consumers communicate the appropriate information to the legislators or regulators involved. Protect the right to buy and use the products that enable your freedom.
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