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The Latest E-Cig Ploy - "FDA Registered" E-Liquid Companies

Posted by on 11/2/2015 to News

Baseball player with e cigarette batWell, after receiving a fourth Email today from a different e-liquid company, claiming to be an FDA registered facility, I suppose I'll need to resign myself to the fact that this will be the newest scam being attempted by "manufacturers" of e-liquid (if by "manufacturer," you mean someone who adds flavors to foreign sourced liquid nicotine).

The deceptive "Made in the USA E-Liquid" claim is no longer going to fly (I've written about that clever word manipulation before). With the proposed deeming regulations set forth by the FDA, e-juice companies are scrambling, trying to come up with a way to convince consumers and vendors that their e-liquid has been approved by the FDA. 

So, the new spin is "we are an FDA registered lab." Registered for what? To manufacturer an unapproved liquid? You've put the cart a few miles ahead of the horse here, I'm afraid.

It is highly unlikely that any of these companies is going to have the money they need in order to get every strength and flavor combination of their e-liquids approved if the regulations go down as they are currently written. They know that the time is NOW to make their money. There's a 3-4 year window until "E-Cig Prohibition" looms and that's plenty of time to make millions!

Worse, some of these companies are for the first time ever offering free private labeling of e-liquid bottles - something most of them were charging 50 cents to a buck a bottle for, pre-FDA regulation proposal. They KNOW they don't want to be responsible when the FDA starts swinging their mighty axe. The joke is on whoever decides to slap their company name on the bottles!

If I register my kid for little league baseball, it doesn't mean he's going to be any good at all playing the game. Beware the scam, people. Nobody's lab has been approved for anything. In a few years time, that lab will retire from the game and you'll be left with bottles of e-juice with your name on them when the FDA umpires start crying foul!

BeatNic Blog Quote of the Day: "I know how easy it is for one to stay well within moral, ethical, and legal bounds through the skillful use of words - and to thereby spin, sidestep, circumvent, or bend a truth completely out of shape. To that extent, we are all liars on numerous occasions." - Sidney Poitier

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