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“To CRA or not to CRA?   CRA you say?  What the heck is that?  The Congressional Review Act is a law enacted in 1996, which basically creates an opportunity for Congress to negate or invalidate a regulation put forth by an executive branch agency.  Do I have your attention now? The Congressional Review Act (CRA) states that before a rule can take effect, an agency must submit the rule to Congress with a statement on its impact and
A new bill has been introduced in Congress which, if passed, will prevent the FDA from banning 99.9% vapor products next year.  The cross-party draft law – known as the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017  – was tabled Thursday by Tom Cole (R-OK) and Sandford Bishop (D-GA) and is now gaining traction in Washington. If the bill passes it will move what is known as the “predicate date” for vapor products; all those that

Apple just banned vaping

Yes, Apple just banned vaping, but no, Apple is not making a vape! As reported widely last week, Apple has told a British vaping website, Planet of the Vapes, that no more apps or app updates relating to vape will be allowed on the App Store. Apple is known for its opacity when it comes to its business decisions, so don’t expect any explanation or justification for this. Around the same time, news broke that
If you’re a vaper, do you owe a huge debt to Mr. Hon Lik?  Yes we all do, though many think Mr. Lik, Chinese pharmacist, was the first to invent the concept of the electronic cigarette, he was not! The honor of the first concept of the electronic cigarette goes to Herbert A Gilbert, who submitted a patent application in 1963!  Gilbert’s design included all the elements we’re familiar with today – a battery, a
A Reminder for all of our Customers As the vaping industry moves forward, and Governmental, State and Local Laws of enforcement become more stringent regarding selling vaping products to or purchasing vaping products for minors, we want to remind all of our customers that Ocean State Vapes follows age requirement laws to the letter!  We follow these requirements not as a “punishment” for anyone, but to ensure that the Vaping Community as a whole obtains