US mid-term elections appear to hold little promise for vapour industry

As the US mid-term elections approach, the vaping industry feels under siege by both the Trump administration and Democrats in Congress, interviews conducted by ECigIntelligence suggest.

American Vaping Association president Greg Conley said the very public furore over the rise of Juul and its popularity among the young had been a distraction from preparation for the forthcoming elections, due on 6th November.

Conley said vaping’s strongest opponents among elected politicians had been Democrats, none of whom appeared to be under threat at the ballot box.

“Unless Democrats at the federal level have a hallelujah moment on tobacco harm reduction, we can expect a Democrat-run House of Representatives to only amp up hostilities towards vaping products,” he added.

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