Almost two years, Lost Art Liquids filed a lawsuit against the FDA pertaining to their classification of vape products as “tobacco products”. That lawsuit is ongoing. In case you’re not up to speed on the specifics, check out the link to a press release below….
Yesterday, it was reported that Lost Art got in front of a judge to file a motion in the lawsuit. It wasn’t known at the time what exactly Lost Art was arguing. However, late yesterday, Lost Art posted the following on their blog….
Today, FDA continued its efforts to obtain a court order that, if granted, would keep us at Lost Art Liquids from being able to share information with all of you.A major part of what we are fighting for in our lawsuit is transparency from FDA. FDA should share all information that it has, which they used to justify its decision to deem vapor products as tobacco.
Congress bestowed upon FDA the duty to protect the public health and FDA has done a terrible job in carrying out this duty by intentionally leading the public to believe that vapor products pose similar harms as cigarettes and tobacco.
Scientists and public health officials here in the US are following what we have seen in the UK, and are now coming forward to let FDA know that vaping is in fact different and safer than smoking.
We hope that the judge will rule favorably on our motion we argued in court today, and that we will be able to share more information with you and the general public. Our hope is that you will be empowered to go to your congressman, and ask them to support new laws that regulate vapor products as technology not tobacco products.
We will keep you posted on the judges decision…
Until then, fight on✊🏼
You can see the original post when you CLICK HERE
We as vapors need to look at how Lost Art is being aggressive as an example of how we need to approach advocacy. Both on a national AND local level. Instead of spotting fires and trying to stop them out. We need to get out in front and prevent the fires from happening.
For more info on how you can get involved, go to casaa.org