Georgia, FDA Crack Down On E-Cigarettes, ‘Vape Bars’ Appear Across State
Written by Laura Corley on gpb.org
Re-published for our friends in Georgia who vape. As seen on http://www.gpb.org/
Georgia, FDA Crack Down On E-Cigarettes The honeymoon is over for electronic
cigarettes. What was once a virtually unregulated new industry is coming under government scrutiny, as concerns mount over possible health risks.
The Food and Drug Administration wants to bring the vaporized nicotine devices under federal authority. In Georgia, a new state lawbans e-cigarette sales to anyone under 18.
But that’s not slowing down new e-cigarette businesses. In fact, so-called “vape bars” are popping up across the state.
Think of an e-cigarette and the image of a plastic cigarette probably comes to mind. But at Stormy’s Vapor Cellar in Macon, the hardware gets a little more complicated.
At the Vapor Cellar, customers over 18 years old can borrow a metal pen-shaped battery to screw onto small plastic vials filled with flavored liquid called “juice.” They plug in the battery, the liquid vaporizes, and they breathe.