Lawmakers in the US state of Georgia have proposed a registration system for vapes

Lawmakers in Athans County, Georgia, want the state’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow the establishment of an e-cigarette brand registration system to let retailers and consumers know which products are legitimate and which are illegal.

 

According to Wgauradio2 reported on the 20th, Huston Gaines, a lawmaker from Assen County, Georgia, wants the National Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow the establishment of an vape brand registration system to let retailers and consumers know which products are reasonable and which are illegal.

 

Gaines showed some illegal smoke products at the meeting that the FDA does not allow, so Gaines believes Georgia should not allow it.

 

“Customers don’t know what’s reasonable, what’s illegal, what’s FDA-approved,” Gaines said. It is very important for consumers and retailers to know that the goods they are getting have been controlled and approved by the FDA.”

 

As a result, Gaines has drafted a bill that would create an official registry listing all FDA-approved or approved smoke products. It will be maintained and released by the state Department of Agriculture. Any item not listed on this list cannot be legally sold in Georgia.

 

“I think this bill is going to destroy their industry,” said Dillon Gilbert, an vape store owner. I own a vape shop in Savannah and Columbus, “and we’d like to have common-sense controls, but unfortunately, this bill would be a death blow to our industry.”

 

But Gaines said the bill would help prevent smoke products mixed with fentanyl or THC from hitting the shelves. “You have to make sure that the product you’re using has been tested and allowed and won’t put your life at risk.” Gaines said you can find a smokescreen of fentanyl or THC that has led to the deaths of young people.

 

According to the bill, if any shops are found to be selling these unapproved smoky goods, they could face severe fines and suspension of their business licenses.