Vaping Trade Group Files Lawsuit In Attempt To Block E-Liquid Restrictions

Dec 28, 2015

Credit Barbara Brosher / Indiana Public Broadcasting

An Indiana Vaping trade and consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit to block a law that is set to take effect next July.

The law, passed this year sets several new regulations for the makers of e-liquids, including one that requires stores that make their own e-liquids to have specific security standards at their place of business.

Hoosier Vapers chairman Evan McMahon says security companies like A-D-T and Siemens have said they cannot meet those needs--and without that security, individual stores will not qualify for the state’s new license standards.

“Every major security company in the country has said ‘we can’t do this’,” he says. “And you had to have been doing it from the previous year, so there’s no way they can just start filling in those gaps.”

He says the law sets a deadline of June 30th for all permits to be issued for e-liquid manufacturers that plan to operate in Indiana. 

McMahon says 95 percent of the e-liquid industry is mom and pop shops that make the liquids for e-cigarettes. He predicts the law will put many of them out of business.

 It’s unknown when the lawsuit will get its first review.