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The Senator became renowned as an advocate of the vaping industry back in May, as 5 days after the FDA announced the implementation of their infamous deeming rule, he sent a letter to the Agency demanding an explanation as to why such harsh rules were being put in place, and when they did not reply, he kept demanding an answer.

5 days after the FDA announced the implementation of the deeming rule, Senator Johnson sent a letter to the Agency demanding an explanation,
Hence it comes as no surprise that when he was re-elected earlier this month, hope spread amongst pro-vaping advocates knowing that someone in the Senate is pushing their case forward. And looks like he will not disappoint. Last week Senator Johnson wrote to the Department of Labor Secretary Tom  Perez, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Food and Drug Administration, (FDA), Commissioner Robert Califf.

“The incoming administration and the 115th Congress will likely re-examine and unwind burdensome regulations imposed by the Obama Administration. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulations of e-cigarettes is a primary example of a rule that could eliminate an entire nascent industry. Accordingly, given the substantial likelihood that this burdensome rule will be undone, I urge the FDA to cease implementation of its deeming regulation to spare the growing e-cigarette industry unnecessary and avoidable compliance costs that it currently faces”, said Johnson in his letter to Califf.

Vapers feel reassured

Besides the above the Senator also questioned other harsh regulations which are considered counter productive. Hence the mood is slowly changing to one of hope as American citizens are starting to feel reassured by a new Congress who seems to be hearing their plights.

I urge the FDA to cease implementation of its deeming regulation to spare the growing e-cigarette industry unnecessary and avoidable compliance costs that it currently faces.Senator Ron Johnson

By planning to review the burdensome regulations that were enforced by the current administration, vaping business owners and the industry’s consumers are starting to feel that perhaps they will have more leeway than just having to rely on the Cole Bishop Amendment as a last resort.

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