Governor Snyder Gives E-Cigs ‘Special Attention’
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is giving ‘special attention’ to legislation designed to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of minors. Mr. Snyder may veto bipartisan legislation that would prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. Well this is quite interesting. The justification for this is that the nicotine-delivery device is not defined as a tobacco product. And in all accounts, this is partially true. According to the FDA, a tobacco product is defined as any product that is made or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption. Any electronic cigarette that has nicotine and that nicotine is derived from tobacco, then those particular e-cigs are tobacco products. However, a zero nicotine electronic cigarette by the FDA’s very own definition cannot possibly be considered a tobacco product because a zero nicotine vaping product is nothing more than a battery operated device that heats up juice and creates smokeless vapor. The laws on tobacco cannot be applied to a zero nicotine e-cig.
Our employees have had some heated debates about the nicotine vs zero nicotine and its relationship to tobacco products. And everyone is welcome to their opinions, but as a company, we at Puf Cigs maintain a strong opinion that electronic cigarettes should never be marketed towards minors nor should any minor vape an electronic cigarettes. But that’s our opinion.
So what’s yours? Is Governor Snyder on to something or is he missing something? Comment below and let us know!
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