The White House did what?!
When you receive a response, don’t be shocked if it’s nothing but a form letter that really takes no position on the issue of vaping, but simply lays out the facts of the legislation — perhaps with either a positive or negative slant, depending on whether they have already taken a position.
Imagine my surprise though to see a response that attempted to do just that, but was completely wrong about the indisputable fact that the deeming is about to happen! Debbie Stabenow, one of my US senators from Michigan, is unaware that the FDA asserts authority over vapor products on August 8.
Instead, she has confused the deeming process with the White House Office of Management and Budget nixing the FDA’s plan to ban all e-liquid flavors. “On June 1, 2016, the White House Office of Management and Budget rescinded the FDA proposal that would have subjected electronic tobacco products to premarket review,” she wrote.
That is a completely false statement. As every vaper knows, any product introduced to the market after August 8 will have to do just that, submitting a Premarket Tobacco Application after spending a million dollars or more on the required research and testing.