August 8, 2016 was a heavy day for the vape industry. The much-dreaded FDA Deeming Regulations went into effect, and many critics saw the doom of the entire vape industry. These regulations lumped vaping products under the umbrella of “Tobacco Products.” Though Mt Baker Vapor saw some challenges, we have weathered the storm. Here’s an update of what’s changed about our company since the Deeming Regulations went into effect:
Here’s our official statement when the Deeming Regulations were announced:
On May 10th, 2016, the FDA finalized their Deeming Regulations regarding the vaping industry. These regulations have been in formulation for over three years, and deem vaping products as tobacco products in the eyes of one of the nation’s largest regulatory bodies.
To call these regulations heavy-handed would be an understatement. While the FDA says they want to bring vaping products under the same regulatory standards as other tobacco products, these new regulations go far beyond that initial goal. If the regulations are implemented as currently written, the industry as we know it will be decimated. As a company, Mt Baker Vapor is committed to doing everything possible to keep this from happening.
Founded in July of 2015, The Right to be Smoke-Free Coalition (R2BSF) is dedicated to challenging all unconstitutional state and federal laws related to the vaping industry. The founding members of the coalition include Cosmic Fog, NicQuid, Vapor Shark, and Mt Baker Vapor. As the fight against these harsh regulations evolve, the coalition will play a key role in organizing and funding industry activities.
We will utilize our positions as leaders in the industry to defend the rights of the entire vaping community. The FDA regulations are being contested, and we are already taking the necessary steps to legally challenge them. We will also be reaching out to members of the community to join the R2BSF coalition to challenge this blatant overreach of governmental power.
As a member of the Mt Baker Vapor family, we ask that you take action NOW to let your representatives know that you stand for reasonable vaping regulations. See the link below to express support of HR 2058, a bill which will change the “grandfather date” for deemed tobacco products. This revision would allow for all vaping products currently being sold to remain on the market without being subject to the FDA’s premarket application process.
Please keep in mind that, while the regulations are now public, Mt Baker Vapor is continuing business as usual. All the e liquid, hardware, and DIY supplies you have come to know and love are still available for purchase and will be available for the foreseeable future.
This fight is just beginning. Mt Baker Vapor is committed to uniting the industry and leading the efforts to provide the right to be smoke free. We need your support and your voice.
Join the fight using the links below!
Contribute to Right To Be Smoke Free Here
Support HR 2058
Immediately, Blue Check Age Verification was implemented on our site, to make sure absolutely no minors could get through our checkout process. This was an adjustment period for many of our customers, but they persevered.
We enjoyed some exciting innovation, internally. Solar Panels were successfully installed to augment our power, while reducing our environmental impact. Our automated process has maximized manufacturing efficiency and consistency, allowing us to precision-batch larger quantities of e liquid.
In summation, we’ve advocated for the future of the vaping industry, adapted some processes, and tightened our practices to be as compliant as possible. All the while, we’ve continued to offer competitive prices on our products, with the best customer service in the business, and hasty shipping. We’d like to take this time to thank our loyal customers for helping us through the ongoing challenge of federal regulation.
Remember to keep fighting the good fight, vape fans! Here’s to a prosperous 2017!