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Local vape shop worried about regulations

Posted at 10:45 PM, May 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-05 22:45:52-04

New regulations set by the Food and Drug Administration have E-Cigarette retailers in Southwest Florida concerned.

The new law places restrictions on the fluids, accessories and other products sold at these stores.  

"If this regulation is put into effect in the next two years, it's going to be hard for us to get what our consumers need," said Joe Uria, who works at Vapormakers in Cape Coral.

Uria believes big tobacco and the federal government think the flourishing e-cigarette industry is undercutting their profits.

"I believe they're just greedy, big tobacco is just greedy."

Uria says many of his customers have weaned themselves off traditional cigarettes by vaping.  Federal officials say the health effects of e-cigarettes are still unproven.