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When all hope seems to fail, especially in the USA, and we’re looking at many other nations surpassing us in vape acceptance department (such as the United Kingdom who actually has put a step forward in saying that vaping does aid in the quitting of traditional tobacco smoking), a pro-vaping candidate emerges. That’s right, Gary Johnson will fight for your rights to vape.
It comes as quite unsurprising that he will support vaping and hopes for the vaping community to support him in the very last few days of his campaign seeing as he has been caught smoking a doobie once in a while.
Johnson has strong opinions against the FDA’s proposals for industry annihilating regulations that have been introduced recently (including the 40% tax hike among many other damaging factors such as extending its purview/jurisdiction to include e-cigarettes as part of the “tobacco” group). Johnson has a vision of a free market that will enable tobacco and vaping industry.
Johnson represents the Libertarian Party and is the first and only candidate in the 2016 presidential election to touch on the issue of vaping.
According Jim Wallace, the national director of Johnson’s campaign, the people never hear from candidates about how the economy is being killed as a result of excessive regulations being made by authorities. The small businesses get affected which causes a trickle down effect damaging the greater economy as a whole. “Vaping, a new industry offering products as a healthier alternative to smoking, is about to be regulated out of existence. That doesn’t make any sense.”
Wallace further made warnings about how several newly introduced (and drafted) federal regulations were the result of putting “as many as 12,000 vaping shops” in threat of closing down for good. Truth is, the vaping population in America alone comprises of an estimate of 9 million vapers which isn’t a small number relative to the specific group of people which does not include minors.
The press statement further went on to say that “As Gov. Gary Johnson has said, the free market and entrepreneurial spirit should be encouraged, not destroyed… Nowhere is this more obvious than the vaping industry.”
“In the first presidential debate, voters listened to two candidates dance around the American economy. What you’ll never hear from those candidates is how the economy is being killed by excessive regulation. Vaping, a new industry offering products as a healthier alternative to smoking, is about to be regulated out of existence. That doesn’t make any sense.
The vaping industry currently counts about nine million customers, producing about $4 billion a year in annual sales. With the excessive regulations recently introduced by the FDA, it’s estimated that as many as 12,000 vaping shops will be put out of business. As Gov. Gary Johnson has said, the free market and entrepreneurial spirit should be encouraged, not destroyed. Nowhere is this more obvious than the vaping industry.”
– Jim Wallace, National Director Johnson/Weld