The Truth About the Shaping Rule and Vaporizers
A “vape Shop” is a retail outlet, often online, specializing in the sale of various electronic cigarette goods. There are even online “vape shops”. Most Vaporizers are not sold from “Big Tobacco” Companies. However, a large number of “niaquinn” (asonic) Vape outlets are popping up across the country. These newer “vape shops”, do not sell directly from the manufacturer, but through a distributor, who then distributes the merchandise to local stores. Many states (as well as the District of Columbia) have now made it illegal to purchase or possess any electronic smoking device, including Vaporizers, from an internet site.
While some are concerned about this new law, others see the new regulation as a double standard against the small minority of states, where the sale of Nicotine-based product is allowed, while at the same time, there is no regulation on the amount of nicotine contained in such products – only the amount of nicotine. Many Vaporizers available for sale contain little to none nicotine at all. Some studies indicate that by quitting smoking through the use of an electronic cigarette, you can dramatically reduce your chances of experiencing nicotine cravings and can greatly extend the amount of time between cigarette breaks.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has determined that the deeming rule applies to all electronic nicotine delivery systems, regardless of the amount of nicotine contained within them. If there is more than one percent of nicotine in the product, then it is required to be sold in a form that does not provide nicotine. This means that only pre-filled or refillable fluid nicotine products are available to customers. This FDA deeming rule also applies to cigars and pipes. Although cigars and pipes are considering tobacco products, they do not contain tobacco. Therefore, it is not technically possible for Vaporizers to be included in the definition of tobacco products, because they are not technically made or used in the same manner as cigarettes.
In addition to this definition, the FDA considers any device designed to be smoked to be a tobacco product, regardless of whether it is a cigarette, cigar, or pipe. If you are in the business of selling vaporizers, as most Vaporizer Shop owners are, you are required to comply with these rules and regulations. If you choose to disregard this law, you could get in a lot of trouble, including a fine. Some States, like California, have harsher regulations. Other States, like Massachusetts, only require that you sell your customers prepackaged water or fruit juice, rather than oils, and other liquids.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration to deem all tobacco products to be dangerous to consumers if they are used even one time. These laws were put into place so that innocent people do not fall victim to the harmful chemicals contained in tobacco products, which can be life threatening. The best way to be able to protect yourself from this dangerous law is to use electronic nicotine delivery systems, also known as e-juice systems, to deliver nicotine directly to your customers. E-juices are nicotine free, tasteless, and odorless, making them the perfect replacement for cigarettes for many smokers.
This is great news for vaporizer shops around the country, especially if you have seen a drop in customers over the past few months or years. Many Vaporizers are not licensed to sell tobacco products in all states, so they cannot legally sell vaporizers. If you are wondering what the difference is between an electronic nicotine delivery system and a tobacco product, here it is. Electronic nicotine delivery systems cannot be compared to pipes or cigars, because vaporizers cannot be smoked. Thus, if you are trying to comply with the deeming rule, you should not be selling vaporizers.