Today is the first day of an unknown era. Vaping in the good ‘ole US of A may never be the same again, and whether we are going to see the twilight of its golden age, or the dawn of something newer, bigger and better is still obscured by a big white cloud of vapor…
This past Friday, August 6th we released nearly one hundred new flavors in order to keep from violating the FDA’s regulation that no new tobacco products be placed on the market after 8/8 without a PMTA. We have also implemented age verification on our website and ended our exclusive pre-release sampling program in order to comply with the apparent inclusion of vapor flavorings as deemed “tobacco products.”
It is very clear from the updated publications on the FDA’s website, Q&A webinars held in July, and their direct correspondence with us that DIY ejuice will not emerge unscathed if things continue on the same course.
As of August 7, 2016, we have launched 1oo new flavors! Our USA Flavorah Brochure has a complete list, and you can find them for sale on the DIY Ejuice store.
This release is adding tons of amazing flavor variety to the DIY market, so please enjoy browsing and testing out these amazing new additions to the Flavorah line.
We are looking forward to seeing this documentary about vaping and the worlds regulatory response that is coming out soon. One interesting thing about it is that the director Aaron Biebert neither vapes, nor smokes.
Go to http://abillionlives.com/ to see some Q&A and to sign up for notifications. Screenings have already been made in NZ, to members of US Congress and to other important policy makers.
Congressional Action for DIY eJuice Threatened by the FDA
Without congressional action to protect our rights, the FDA will have essentially banned vaping by “deeming” that it is a tobacco product, effective August 8th of this year. Flavorings used for DIY ejuice are going to be regulated as “tobacco product components” and subject to these same regulations.
New education and action is needed to protect your right to choose vaping instead of tobacco cigarettes.
There is one piece of legislation we must pass called The Cole-Bishop Amendment that has been passed by committee and attached to the Agriculture Appropriations Bill. This amendment will allow any vape product marketed before August 8th to stay on the market.
It makes a difference to Advocate for your Freedom to Vape
I have worked in politics and have seen how this works. I cannot emphasis enough how effective and important it is to call your member of congress and advocate for your rights! Two calls a day will get the attention of the interns and legislative correspondents. Five calls will get the attention of their staff members, and anything more than this constitutes a grassroots movement.
Don’t settle with talking to an intern, ask to speak to “The Legislative Director who deals with issues related to the FDA.”
Bring them up to speed and explain what is going to happen to vaping in August. Chances are they know nothing about the Cole-Bishop amendment, or the FDA’s deeming regulation and its negative effect on vaping.
Tell your story. Tell your representative why the FDA is wrong to regulate vaping the same as tobacco. Explain to them how their regulations are exactly what big tobacco wants in order to kill vaping. Open their eyes to the realities of nicotine addiction and oral fixation that vaping solves. Show them the truth that ejuice, and electronic cigearette smoking is not a tobacco product, not a food, and not a drug.
If you own a vape shop, or any kind of local ejuice business, then call the local district office as well as the DC office and explain to the staff how this will destroy jobs and contribute to increased tobacco smoking in the Congressman’s district. You may even have a chance to invite the congressional staff to tour your business and lean the truth about vaping. This is considered “field work” for a staffer and much more attractive than sitting in the office all summer.
Please support the agriculture appropriations bill that includes the Cole Bishop Amendment.
The FDA is overstepping its legal authority by regulating a tobacco free product.
Legislation is needed that recognizes electronic smoking is:
Not a tobacco product and cannot be deemed one if it does not contain tobacco.
An innovative new thing that is neither a food, nor a drug.
A potential public safety asset for reducing the harm of cigarettes and other combustible tobacco products.
I have come to the realization that the anti-smoking movement – which I have been a part of for the past 31 years, is essentially dead. And even worse, the anti-smoking movement is now actively promoting smoking.
There is an elephant in the room, and its dung is piling up in the corner. The elephant is the FDA deeming rules that were finalized this month. These rules were hastily written by a government agency clearly overwhelmed by the rapid innovation and adoption of vaping by smokers over the past several years.
We have been getting the question from a lot of our DIY customers: what are you going to do? In this post I will try to explain how we view the situation, and our general strategy going forward. I also want to ask that you engage with us and others to take action where I think we can still make an effective change. Read more ›
Free legal advice is always nice to have. Here is some information about product labeling and the new FDA deeming rules that may be relevant to some readers of this blog. The article on product labeling for ENDS products takes into account the new FDA deeming. It was written By Joy Syrcle and Michelle Corrigan at Stinson Leonard Street, a firm with experience writing warning labels for eciagrettes and accessories.
I just got my order and you guys threw in a new one called Cupcake Batter because of a comment I left. I can't wait to try it, especially because I've been using CAP Cake Batter recently and cannot get it to be vape-able no matter what. So I'm going to pretend you made Cake Batter Continue Reading
I recently made a purchase for a few flavors. I just wanted to say thank you. I've been very impressed. I've recommended the flavors to many people already and have praised your company with positive feedback on social media. I am going to put in another order and look forward to doing more business with you!
You guys are the bomb. Got some of your Vanilla Custard and Cinnamon Crunch, and knew I immediately I had to get more Vanilla Custard and try out your tobaccos. Can't wait, keep up the awesome work!
Was awesome to talk to you (Brendan) today! It's so nice to have a company such as Flavorah be such a valuable resource in the DIY community, I appreciate the HELL out you!
Keep it Up
Super excited to try your flavors I hear they are some of if not the best flavors around. I will be trying to pick up the whole line as soon as my funds allow it :D keep it up the great work!
Keep Up the Great Work
Thank you for the previous order. It was our first time using your flavors and we are are extremely pleased and excited for future mixes. Keep up the great work!
Really appreciate the great customer service coming from you guys at Flavorah. Reddit brought me when you first started out and it was great. I hope this 2nd order is just as good! p.s., Looking forward to pineapple, kiwi, and passion fruit!
I love lychee flavors so much, if you guys have any recipes that you like with that please let me know! Usually I mix with dragonfruit, but I am very excited to try with boysenberry.
I enjoyed the last flavors I got from you awhile back. Looks like alot of folks also enjoy them on Reddit. Keep up the good job and I thought I would test out a few more and see what all the fuss is about!
Holy Beejesus! That Rich Cinnamon is the best cinnamon flavoring I have tried (I have them all). I just wish it wasn't so expensive ;) Anyways I came to grab some cinnamon and crunch cereal (Together help make a killer cinnamon vape with a few other flavorings). The Lemon and Yogurt--excited to give those a Continue Reading
With the August deadline looming, I've been spending all of my free time in the lab working on betas to ensure we have as many flavors as possible. So again, I really need to express my thanks...many of the FLV concentrates I've started working with require very little tweaking so the process has become quite a Continue Reading
Get on board the FLV train!
I'm incredibly excited to hear about new FLV flavors..... That said, you'll be seeing another order from me very shortly...we've released 6 flavors and have another 5 blends to go before the 8th. They've all been very well received thus far and I'll need to re-up on supplies soon. If When the FDA regs are overturned, I Continue Reading
Your Products are Great!
Just a quick note to let you know how great I think your products are. I have been mixing my own flavors for a while now, but because of a deviated septum, I usually have to mix them EXTREMELY heavy to get any flavor at all. That simply isn’t the case with Flavorah. Your flavors Continue Reading
Great Customer Service
All of you at flavorah are so helpful no matter what the situation is it really makes the customer feel like we are part of the flavorah family. It's awesome when a company can make the customer feel like more than a customer if that makes sense. Once again thank you very much for all Continue Reading
Flavors are Spot On
Your flavors are spot on, and mix incredibly well in 50/50 blends, as well as max VG creations. I have used other flavor brands before (I won’t name them here), and none of them have the quality of Flavorah products. S. Wilson Brooklyn, MS
Thank you for the prompt shipment and service. All of these flavors smell like they will make excellent vapes! I am currently designing. It is gonna be a Tossed Salad with Raspberry Vinegarette Dressing and it is my hope that the Lovage will be a nice Celery Essence in the mix, and I look forward Continue Reading
Talk about Transparency!
I can say that I have always received top-notch customer service, knowledgeable tech support, great prices and fast shipping with every order. If I want to know the ingredients in a certain flavor; you have MSDS’s available on your website for EVERY FLAVOR you have!!! Who else does that? Talk about “transparency” Wilson Brooklyn, MS