- Joe Biden swept most of the states on Super Tuesday
- The former Vermont Senator said, “The answer is, I think we shut down the industry if they’re causing addiction and if the evidence is that people are getting sick as a result of inhaling a lot of bad stuff.”
- Joe Biden said during a campaign speech in Grinnell, Iowa, “I don’t care what it does to a small business person who’s selling this stuff.” in regards to small vape shop owners.
What Super Tuesday results mean to the vape industry.
What are Bernie Sanders’s thoughts on the vape industry?
Back in January, the former Vermont Senator said, “The answer is, I think we shut down the industry if they’re causing addiction and if the evidence is that people are getting sick as a result of inhaling a lot of bad stuff.” However, Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ longtime political adviser, told POLITICO following the town hall that Sanders was “certainly not talking about shutting down the industry tomorrow.” He said Sanders wants more study and regulation of the industry to ensure that it is safe and that “the federal government needs to act strongly in those areas.”
What are Joe Biden's thoughts on the vape industry?
Joe Biden is one of the candidates who is against the vape industry, saying during a campaign speech in Grinnell, Iowa, “I don’t care what it does to a small business person who’s selling this stuff.” in regards to small vape shop owners. The 77-year-old former Vice-President later went on to say he will put a temporary ban on all vapor products while more research is done on the long term effects of vaping. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg dropped out of the 2020 race and endorsed Joe Biden on Wednesday, March 4th after a disappointing performance on Super Tuesday despite spending over $500 million dollars on his short-lived campaign. Biden has backing from most of the recent presidential candidates drop outs Tom Seyer, Amy Klobuchar, and Pete Buttigieg. Bloomberg is the most recent presidential candidate who has endorsed the former United States VP. This leaves Biden and Sanders as the Democratic presidential candidate front runners.
What could this mean for vape?
Siders, D., & Owermohle, S. (2020, January 4). Sanders calls for vaping industry shutdown, then walks it back. Retrieved March 4, 2020, from POLITICO website: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/04/bernie-sanders-vaping-shutdown-093780 Marquez, G. (2020). Joe Biden wins South Carolina Primary. What’s next?. Retrieved 4 March 2020, from https://vapenw.com/blogs/news/joe-biden-wins-south-carolina-primary-what-s-next