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In today’s edition of the Heartland Daily Podcast, Director of Communications Jim Lakely and Government Relations Coordinator Lindsey Stroud welcome to the show Chris Hughes, owner of Fat Cat Vapor Shop, former president of the Pennsylvania chapter of the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association or SFATA and candidate for state house representative in the 84th district of Pennsylvania. Hughes joins the podcast to to talk about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new deeming rules on vaping products and e-cigarettes.
E-cigarettes and vaporized nicotine products are getting a lot of attention right now. In May, the FDA took authority upon itself to “deem” these new products as tobacco products, which requires manufacturing companies to go through all of the regulations and standards that the tobacco companies currently comply to. This new standard of oversight is expected to cost the industry millions of dollars in the net two years. hughes gives a front-line perspective on this war on vaping.