Since the outbreak of EVALI lung disease, the electronic cigarette industry in the United States is full of sorrow, and the market sales show a rapid downward trend. Even if regulators have more and more evidence pointing to THC, the FDA and CDC have joined forces with police to crack down on black market marijuana products, but the news has caused user panic in the U.S. e-cigarette market.
It is precisely because the lung disease panic continues to burn, leading to the growing public opinion in India, South Korea and Malaysia, and other places, regulators began to call on the government to strengthen the control of e-cigarettes, if necessary, to take strict prohibition measures.
However, it should be noted that although the regulatory directions around the country are not very friendly to the electronic cigarette industry, the United States, as the place of the incident, is likely to reverse this situation. Because in the near future, there are many good news in the electronic cigarette industry in the United States:
Massachusetts lifting the ban on electronic cigarettes
According to Boston media, the Massachusetts court of Appeal ruled that Governor Charlie Baker’s previous ban on e-cigarettes was a wrong decision, and that nicotine e-cigarettes will be returned to sales on Monday unless officials begin a formal ban process.
The ruling said the state did not follow the necessary procedures to establish a ban on the sale of electronic cigarette products and exceeded its authority.
Wednesday’s appeal upheld an earlier ruling by Judge Douglas Wilkins of the Suffolk high court that the baker government had not held a public hearing, analyzed the impact of the four-month ban on small businesses and formally implemented the emergency ban.
Since the baker Administration introduced the policy last month, it has maintained that the law gives the state chief executive unilateral powers to deal with urgent public health incidents.
Wilkins ordered Monday to allow the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes to begin again, and officials will be required to hold a public hearing by December 24 unless they follow the procedures required by emergency regulations to assess the ban.
According to the ruling, the ban on the sale of cannabis electronic atomized products was not affected.
Montana e-cigarette ban stalled
According to the report, judge Jennifer Lint of Lavalli County signed a temporary restraining order on October 18, banning governor Steve Bullock and state health officials from enforcing emergency regulations on flavored electronic cigarette products. The ban would have come into force on the 22nd.
Lint is believed to have acted in response to a lawsuit filed by three e-cigarette stores and an industry group. They claim the 120 day ban is an overly restrictive response to EVALI, but it’s all caused by illegal black market products.
Erin Loranger, Bullock’s press secretary, told the ravali government that officials were reviewing the judge’s ruling.
The lawsuit was filed by Montana’s smoke-free Association including Freedom Vapes, Liberty Smoke and uBlaze Vapor. They pointed out that the ban could force more than 20 Montana related businesses to close down.
According to some business owners, lung disease may be caused by the “illegal addition” of THC or other cannabis products to electronic cigarette products. According to the plaintiff, the enterprise involved in the lawsuit did not sell any products related to THC. The ban will not only harm businesses, but also the people who use e-cigarettes to reduce harm.
Oregon puts flavor ban aside
According to KWG news, the Portland, Oregon, appeals court suspended the Oregon governor Kate Brown’s ban on the use of flavored electronic cigarettes on October 19. The ban came into effect on October 15, but still applies to THC vape products.
“Today I have to get all the shelves I didn’t stock in the morning,” said Nick Downing, manager of emerald vapor. He was confused about what would happen next and relieved that “there will be work in the future”.
The move was hailed as a victory for e-cigarette stores and a setback for Oregon Health officials, who are trying to tackle the epidemic of e-cigarette related diseases.
KWG spoke with Paul Bates, founder of division vapor, one of the people who moved on Wednesday. He said the state had no reason to enforce the ban. “Centers for Disease Control and prevention should not punish the nicotine steam industry, but should focus on tetrahydrocannabinol products, as it is a major player in lung disease outbreaks.”
In addition to the above positive news, there is also noteworthy information, that is, CDC and FDA are having further investigation.
According to the latest update on the official website of CDC, they and FDA are expanding the testing scope of available laboratories. CDC is currently testing bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid samples, as well as blood or urine samples paired with BAL fluid samples.