Urge Congress to support Cole-Bishop!

HR 1136--The FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017--has been introduced by Representatives Tom Cole (R-OK) and Sanford Bishop (D-GA). This bill would effectively modernize the predicate date established by the Tobacco Control Act (TCA) by allowing vapor products that were sold before August 8th, 2016 to remain on the market without being subject to the FDA’s prohibitive premarket approval process.

This language, known as the Cole-Bishop amendment, is also being seriously considered for inclusion in the FY2017 US Budget.


If Congress does not act to change the predicate date established by the TCA,

the wide variety of vapor products that adult smokers have come to rely on to live smoke-free will be swept off the market.


Take Action by sending a message to urge your representative

to support the Cole-Bishop Amendment and co-sponsor HR 1136.



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Talking points for you call
  1. Please include the Cole-Bishop amendment in the final appropriations package for the 2017 US Budget.
  2. (optional) Briefly, tell your story about how vapor products have helped you.
  3. When talking to your Representative (3rd on your list of calls), urge them to support the Cole-Bishop amendment and cosponsor HR 1136.