The Fight Against the Deeming Ban Gets More Democratic Support

Minnesota Democrat becomes the first to co-sponsor HR 2058

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There are two active efforts in Congress to prevent the FDA from banning vapor products, and now there are Democrats supporting both. Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota just became the first Democratic co-sponsor of HR 2058.

The House bill would change the predicate(or grandfather) date for products allowed to remain on the market after the FDA asserts its authority to regulate them. Without that change, only products that were already being sold before February 15, 2007 would be able to remain on the market without completing a lengthy, expensive application process and being approved by the agency.

Support both efforts to save vaping!

There is also an amendment to the appropriations bill, introduced by the same House member (Republican Tom Cole of Oklahoma) who authored HR 2058, along with Democrat Sanford Bishop of Georgia. That amendment may have the best chance of approval now, but having HR 2058 available to push if the Cole-Bishop amendment fails is important.

Vapers should support both efforts to change the deeming predicate date. If you haven’t done so already, please visit CASAA’s page and spend two minutes sending your House member a message supporting these efforts to prevent the FDA from destroying the vape industry. There’s really no issue that should be more bipartisan than helping save lives by encouraging the use of less risky nicotine products. Tell your representatives!

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Jim McDonald
I spend most of my time studying the regulatory, legislative and scientific challenges to vaping, advocating for our right to exist, and talking with others who do the same. Consider me a source for information, and feel free to agree or disagree with anything I say. I love good coffee and sweet Michigan cherries. My childhood hero was Gordie Howe.