Dear Summit: Why Do Vaping Laws Change?
Hello there, vape fans!
We’ve been getting a lot of questions about vaping laws suddenly changing. Cessation of service to certain countries, vape bans in specific cities and states, and businesses are changing their rules on vaping permissions. I’m going to do my best to explain why:
It’s no secret that some entities are anti-vaping. Propaganda campaigns are popping up all over the place, attempting to demonize vaping and the vapers themselves. We believe in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but we must respect the laws of the lands.
Why Has Mt Baker Vapor Stopped Shipping to My Location?
If it were up to us, we would ship vaping products absolutely globally. Vaping is a wonderful hobby and culture that is enjoyed by many different walks of life, and we want no one left behind. Unfortunately, country-wide bans on importation, exportation, possession, and sale occur in some countries. You have to be a lawyer to understand the legal status, and to find the specific rules on what is legal when it comes to vaping.
A big reason for these bans and prohibitions comes from the vaping industry’s age. This industry, as we state often, is very new. A lot of the issues that are coming up are unique to this industry. Is vaping a pharmaceutical product? Is it a tobacco product? Is it a smoking cessation product? Is it a hobby? The debate rages, and without hard definitions on what vaping legally entails, it’s hard to make laws to govern the vaping world.
We try to stay up to date on the legal status of vaping. The world has a lot of countries, states, provinces, kingdoms, commonwealths, isles, and towns with differing laws regarding vaping. See our Cessation of Service blogs to check in on the legal status in your area.
Is This the Beginning of the End of Vaping?
A lot of the prohibitive locations have complicated rules on what is legal and what isn’t. Some countries treat vaping products as if they were criminal drugs. Others ban sale internally, but have no laws about import and export. Quite a few countries have multi-tiered rules on what is acceptable. As more research becomes available, and the industry passes the test of time, you can bet that the will of the vaping people will be carried. Bans will be overturned, while new ones crop up.
As long as Mt Baker Vapor exists, we will fight for your right to vape. We have lobbyists, lawyers, educational blogs, an informed customer-base, and a massive coalition of the willing who will fight tooth-and-nail to keep vaping a global phenomenon.
I know bans, prohibitions, and tiered laws seem ominous, but these are really just growing pains for a rising industry and lifestyle. Laws are amorphous, and can be bent by the will of people in suits with fancy offices. Don’t let something as fickle as the law get you down, because we’ve seen quite a lot of changes in our years of service.
I implore you to stay active and vigilant on your vaping quest. Stay informed of vaping laws, as it is your best bet for keeping vaping in our lives.
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