150 retailers are about to close doors in Alabama
Many complaints have been lodged against the FDA’s new regulation of tobacco products that will be enforced on August 8, 2016. This extension of the Tobacco Act 2009 actually defines e-cigarettes and e-liquids as tobacco products.
The retailers will have to comply with the new regulation in order to lawfully continue selling their products. According to the lawyer Joe Hubbard, the cost of compliance is comprised between $390,000 and $790,000, to which another $450,000 are to be added annually. Humongous expenses that are not affordable for such small companies
Joe Hubbard adds that the regulation should lead to the closure of some 150 vape shops in the sole State of Alabama and “thousands of qualified employees people could loose their job“.
They ask for a fair and reasonable regulation
The owner of Cyclops Vapor 2, Zack Carpenter, recalls that not all retailers are against a regulation, it just needs to be fair and reasonable, adapted to the industry.