If you are a vaper, or someone who supports small business and consumer choice, today you got good news by way of a statement from the Johnson-Weld Libertarian Presidential campaign.
In an email sent to CCI owner Kurt Loeblich who has been working tirelessly over the past few months to get their support for the vaping industry Jim Wallace, Johnson-Weld National Director said,
“In the first debate, voters listened to two candidates dance around the American economy. What you’ll never hear from those candidates is how the economy is being killed by excessive regulation. Vaping, a new industry offering products as a healthier alternative to smoking, is about to be regulated out of existence. That doesn't make and sense. The vaping industry counts about 9 million customers, producing about $4 billion in annual sales. With the excessive regulations recently introduced by the FDA, as many as 12,000 vaping businesses will be put out of business. As Gov. Gary Johnson has said, the free market and entrepreneurial spirit should be encouraged, not destroyed. Nowhere is this more obvious than the vaping industry.”
It is not too late to make an impact on the Presidential election and get vaping into the forefront of political minds. If we can get every vaper to support a candidate who is an outspoken champion of small business and personal freedom, our voices can be heard as we use them in the voting booth.
You may not self identify as a “single issue voter” but if you are a vapor industry business owner or work in the industry, getting candidates that support small businesses and freedom elected is the only way to protect your future.
9 million votes cast in unison will get the attention of political insiders and open a lot of eyes.
This election cycle will not only decide who becomes the “leader of the free world”. About half of Congress is up for grabs. Now is the time for you to reach out to those candidates and find out who has a strong position on small businesses. Many of these candidates may not have made a public statement on vaping, but they will have made a statement on small business.
Politicians are hungry for votes. Many of these races are very close.
We have 34 days left to protect the future of vaping.