The results of yesterday’s US midterm elections have the potential to impact on the American e-cigarette industry in a number of ways.
In broad strokes, the US still has a Republican-controlled Senate, but the Democrats took the House of Representatives.
Control of the Senate means the Republicans’ ability to pass legislation and to confirm judges remains intact. Taking control of the House, however, puts the Democrats in a position to make various committee appointments that could have long-term influence on tobacco and vaping regulation.
Florida’s amendment nine, which bundled an offshore drilling ban with an indoor vaping ban passed with around 68% approval from voters. Voters in Montana and South Dakota, however, rejected tax plans.