Congressional Petition & Resolution Enactment Whereas the FDA deeming regulation is predicated upon a law — The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA) — that was intended to keep new, deadly forms of tobacco products from entering the market and out of the hands of youth and; Whereas the FDA deeming regulation sends a dangerous and inaccurate message to smokers that low-risk vapor products are equally as hazardous as combustible cigarettes and; Whereas according to several tobacco control experts including Dr. Michael Siegel from the Boston University School of Public Health and Clive Bates former Executive Director of Action on Smoking and Health UK (ASH), the harm of the FDA deeming regulations is unmitigated by any potential public health benefit and; Whereas a prestigious professional organization in the United Kingdom — The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) — has released a report (Nicotine Without Smoke: Tobacco Harm Reduction) that strongly recommends that public health professionals and governments promote vapor products as a safer alternative to smoking as an effective means of reducing the death and disease attributed to cigarettes and; Whereas Public Health England (PHE) has officially endorsed vapor products as an effective means to helping smokers quit smoking and; Whereas numerous public health and medical professionals in the United States have been promoting e-cigarettes and vapor products as a reduced risk product that can help smokers transition to a smoke-free lifestyle and improve their health and; We the undersigned members of the vaping community strongly urge you to challenge the extraordinary governmental overreach that has been committed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by enacting its “tobacco deeming regulations.” We strongly believe this is an inappropriate framework for regulating low-risk, smoke-free vapor products that contain no tobacco. We strongly believe that FDA should allow e-cigarette manufacturers and retailers to tell the truth about their products in that they can be an effective way to end a deadly cigarette habit. We strongly believe the FDA should develop a separate regulatory framework that is tailored to the vapor product industry and helps facilitate consumer access to the diversity of products that are available today. We strongly believe that vapor products present a monumental opportunity to greatly improve public health. Therefore, the FDA’s regulatory intervention is extreme and will unjustifiably cause thousands of Americans to lose their jobs while, at the same time, place millions more at risk of returning to smoking or never having the opportunity to switch to a low-risk alternative to cigarettes.