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      How you can be a ECO-friendly Vaper?

      How to be a eco-friendly vaper DT distro

      How do Vape/e-cig work?

      Its an accepted fact, Vape/e-cig have three main components: a cartridge that holds the flavored nicotine “vaping” solution, a heating element, and a lithium ion battery. The user draws on the Vape/e-cig as they might a conventional smoke. This activates a microprocessor that modulates the heating element, vaporizing the solution, and thus producing a flavored nicotine aerosol that provides a sensation akin to smoking when inhaled.

      How can Vape/e-cig pollute?

      Conventional cigarette butts/mouth piece comprise approximately 38 percent of litter worldwide; and conventional cigarette filters are made of cellulose acetate, which takes about 12 years to biodegrade into its more ecologically benign constituents. So Vape/e-cig are doubtless more eco-friendly than their conventional counterparts. But two “vape” components—the cartridge and the lithium ion battery—require hazardous waste removal.

      How to dispose your “Vape/e-cig” cartridges/tanks?

      Once expended, “Vape/e-cig” cartridges that held the flavored nicotine solution are typically discarded. However, without proper hazardous waste disposal, cartridges with residual solution pose a threat to domestic pets and wildlife, should the residual nicotine find its way into the environment, and even to children, should they find the expended cartridges and play with them.

      On the consumer level, many Vape/e-cig manufacturers and vendors nowadays offer recycling programs, with the incentive of discounted or free products for so many “vapes” returned for reclamation. This is an easier path to eco-friendly behavior than doing it yourself.

      According to most authorities, the proper disposal of Vape/e-cig cartridges requires removing the filler material, rinsing it under running water until all nicotine residues are removed, and then wrapping it in a scrap of biodegradable material. The cartridge itself should be similarly rinsed and then sealed with its original plug. Only then can it all be discarded as you would any other plastic waste.

      For commercial and industrial enterprises, many jurisdictions stipulate that any discarded waste containing any concentration of nicotine requires hazardous waste management, and the rules can be severe. For example, in Minnesota, there is no minimal amount or concentration of nicotine-containing material that is exempt from regulation, and specified Vape/e-cig waste includes but isn’t limited to:

      • Vaping liquid itself
      • Shipping or storage containers for Vape/e-cig cartridges
      • Used Vape/e-cig cartridges that have not been triple-rinsed
      • Waste water from triple-rinsing Vape/e-cig cartridges
      • Vape/e-cig themselves

      Disposing of “Vape/e-cig” lithium ion batteries

      For retail consumers, the EPA doesn’t regulate the disposal of batteries in small quantities, although local jurisdictions might have specific rules for electronic waste disposal. This is because it’s dangerous to toss lithium ion batteries into a trash or recycling bin. How so?

      Once in the back of a refuse or recycling truck, surrounded by dry paper and cardboard, pressure and heat can cause lithium ion batteries to spark, causing a rolling inferno. In fact, lithium ion batteries are one of the leading causes of recycling-truck fires.

      According to their manufacturers, safe disposal of lithium ion batteries requires ensuring that  they’re fully discharged and cooled, then submerging them in cold saltwater for two weeks—covered securely with a lid—before wrapping them in newspaper and placing them in the trash.

      Again, the easier path is to take advantage of recycling programs offered by Vape/e-cig manufacturers and vendors. Alternatively, you can check with your municipality regarding guidelines for electronic waste disposal; or you can visit one of the many electronic retail stores that offer battery recycling as part of their brand.

      For commercial and industrial users, the recycling of large quantities of batteries is regulated under the Universal Rules of Hazardous Waste regulations (40 CFR PART 273), which are imprecise enough about batteries to require careful interpretation and expert advice.


      DT Distro vape Los Angeles Wholesale

      As an industry we are responsible for saying no to underage vaping. Join us by supporting the #NO2MINORS campaign and keep electronic nicotine delivery devices out of the hands of minors. In California the legal age to purchase e-cigarette products is 21, legal smoking age varies from state to state. Underage vaping is now being considered an epidemic, spreading awareness and responsible marketing practices is more important now than ever. 

      Vape products were created by adults, to be consumed by adults. Although our intentions are clear, we are taking extra precautions. We are staying on top of how we present and market our products to the public. The FDA is trying to restructure current regulations for the industry. Regrettably, some brands have not been upholding high standards. They have been a focus in the media, but they do not represent the best the e-liquid industry has to offer. Help us spread the word with the #NO2MINORS campaign.

      What Retailers can do?

      Retailers have been under a microscope when it comes to FDA regulations. The main goal of the vaping industry is always to assist adults when finding alternatives to traditional cigarettes. The e-liquid industry is being closely monitored by the FDA. While they admit that vaping may be a solid alternative to cigarettes, their concern is that vaping products are attracting minors. Retailers do their part by checking ID for every transaction. Along with our free print material, we have included information on the latest regulations and other resources. #NO2MINORS campaign is open to any size shop or business in our industry, we ask you to help in the fight and spread awareness.

      • Check photo ID of everyone under the age of 27 who attempts to purchase vapor products.
      • Only sell products to customers of legal smoking age (18+ or 21+, depending on state local laws).
      • Do NOT give away free samples, including components and/or parts.
      • Do NOT sell e-cigarettes in a vending machine unless in an adult-only facility.

      What Consumer can do?

      • Please do not help your underage friends, siblings or associates in any way purchasing vape products.
      • Please do not force the retailers if you don't have a valid Photo ID or if you look younger than 35 years of age
      • Please report your local vape or smoke shops to local law enforcement agencies if underage sale is reported.
      • Please recycle all vape products and do not trow them in trash bins.

      Post Sep 9 2020, PMTA

      Post Sep 9 2020, PMTA

      In the last few days, news reports reveal that the FDA has accepted several premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs) for review, including for Juul and for one or more unspecified Vaporesso products, and others have been submitted, including for Reynolds’ Velo Dissolvable Nicotine Lozenges.

      The Juul news report says that FDA accepted Juul’s application less than three weeks after it was submitted on July 30, and the Vaporesso’s website crows that its PMTA was accepted “only three days after submission.”  

      FDA’s “acceptance” of a PMTA is not an authorization to sell the product.  Rather, it means that the applications were sufficient to advance to FDA’s more substantive review process.

      Here’s the process:

      Before undertaking substantive review, FDA first determines whether the applications are complete.  It the application is not complete, FDA may discuss with the applicant what is needed and give the applicant a chance to adjust their application. 

      If the application is still deficient, FDA may issue a "Refuse-to-Accept" or a "Refuse-to-File" order and the application will not receive substantive review. FDA issues "Refuse-to-Accept" determinations for very basic insufficiencies, such as if the submission is not in English, is in a format FDA can't read, or the necessary contact information was not provided.  FDA may issue a "Refuse to File" determination if the application has more serious deficiencies such as an insufficient listing of ingredients and additives, lacks a full description of manufacturing methods, "lack of a reference to the artificial or natural characterizing flavor ban," or a specimen of the proposed product labeling was not provided. 

      With the September 9 deadline for submission of PMTAs rapidly approaching, as of July 21, FDA had already received 233 PMTAs in FY 2020.  Of these, FDA “Refused to Accept” only three PMTAs (for deficiencies in the applications), issued “No Marketing Orders” for six products, and issued permissive Marketing Orders for two products (22nd Century’s Moonlight and Moonlight Menthol “very low nicotine” cigarettes).

      Since FDA started regulating tobacco products, it has received 650 PMTA applications.  Of those, FDA issued 371 Refuse-to-Accepts, 7 Refuse-to-files, 14 marketing orders (allowing the product to be sold in the US), 6 no-marketing orders, and 3 applications were withdrawn. 

      The law allows, but does not require, FDA to make PMTAs public and available for public comment and submit them to its Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) for public scrutiny.  Because, to date, FDA has not exercised its authority to do this, we are forced to rely on news reports and company disclosures to learn anything about products that are seeking FDA’s marketing authorization.

      This situation differs from applications companies submit to make reduced exposure or reduced harm claims about their products, which are known as Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) applications.  The law requires FDA to announce receipt of MRTP applications and make them available for public comment by posting the contents of the MRTPs online, and requires FDA to submit the MRTPs to TPSAC for assessment in a public meeting.

      FDA’s lack of transparency for PMTAs is a significant problem for public health. A statement by six health groups (American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and Truth Initiative) issued on August 10, 2020 urged FDA to promptly make public sufficient information about the premarket review process to allow the public to assess industry compliance with, and FDA enforcement of, court-ordered deadlines, to enable the public to assess the sufficiency of the evidence presented in the PMTAs and provide input to FDA, and to allow the public to fully understand the basis for FDA’s finding that the product meets the required standard of being “appropriate for the protection of the public health.”

      Making this information public and engaging the larger scientific community is particularly important because there is a broad consensus that the way FDA has handled the IQOS PMTA did not comply with the standard laid out in the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act to protect public health (Lempert and Glantz, Berman and Glaser, Lindblom).

      Indeed, the six health groups made this point strongly in their letter: “The result [of the PMTA process to date] has been to authorize the marketing of new tobacco products without first requiring the manufacturer to meet its burden of demonstrating that the marketing of the product is “appropriate for the protection of the public health” taking into account the criteria set forth in the statute.”

      With perhaps thousands of PMTAs expected to be filed by September 9 for e-cigarettes, dissolvables, and other new products, the stakes could not be higher.