As I write this, it is just before 7am on May 5th, 2016. Less than two hours from now, the FDA will release their deeming regulations in regards to vaping products.
I am at a loss of words at this point. Either things will go the way that we want and be fair to not only the consumers but to the manufacturers and juice makers in a way that will benefit all parties…
The regulations will be brash and without the education of the hundreds of thousands of shares and posts on social media about the UK, SFATA, CASAA, No More Casualties, Not Blowing Smoke, etc. They could be so judgmental as to prevent current smokers from switching to a life changing product that could eliminate the horrible health effects of cigarette smoke in their everyday lives.
Guys, all the advocacy talks and getting frustrated about people not listening while you are on your soap box…it all boils down to this decision.
Yes, I would be incredibly sad at not having newer products to feature on my blog. This was something I started as a hobby and has quickly become a second job. I have a great deal of future products to bring to your attention, and a lot of that will be greatly impacted by this decision.
But I think the one thing that I would be most sad to lose is the community. I have spent countless hours with my 50hm Vaperz family on Vapers.TV. I have met some incredible people from not only Vapers.TV, but also through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram…and most importantly, this blog that you are currently visiting.
Ladies and gentlemen, regardless of the decision, I want you all to know that you have made a huge impact on my life. I started this as a constructive focus on changing my life around by quitting smoking. It has become something much bigger than me, and for that I say thank you. The impact that each and every one of you have made on my life will not be forgotten.
Believe it or not, you were the ones that saved my life.
Until next time, guys. Vape on…