Trump’s elections witnessed people primarily splitting into two groups – those who hate the new president and those who look forward to his rule. Interestingly, vaping advocates fall under the latter category. Ever since the FDA implemented stringent regulations concerning vaping, industry advocates have been working night and day to look for loopholes and solutions. They claim that the FDA’s regulations are too stringent and that they would only serve to dismantle the industry. Making things worse is the fact that even legislative efforts to turn the tide have not been very effective. However, Trump’s victory has brought in a sense of optimism.\r\nDr. Michael Siegel, a tobacco researcher from Boston University, stated that the new administration raised a lot of red flags concerning the topic of public health. However, strangely enough, the new administration presents a great opportunity in terms of developing a practical regulatory mechanism for the vaping and e-cigarette industry. Vaping, as far as current research goes, is seen to be far less harmful to humans than smoking. There is even evidence suggesting that it helps smokers quit the habit by serving as an alternative.\r\nThe recent election saw vaping advocates demanding a response from the candidates concerning the regulations over vaping. Most of the FDA’s rules for vaping are practical. For example, the prohibition of selling vape products to minors. However, some regulations are more of a hindrance than anything else. They require businesses to carry out extensive paperwork and spend thousands of dollars, which, businesses claim, is a serious threat to their existence.\r\nAs for Trump himself, who has never addressed Vaping as a concern, the industry is pinning its hopes on the fact that he is anti-regulation. Trump has been very vocal about federal de-regulation. This has economists and analysts predicting that the new President will do away with a majority of the current regulations choking businesses. It would be safe to assume that FDA regulations could soon come under Trump’s scanner.\r\nHowever, it isn’t all rosy. There is one aspect of the Trump administration that could pose a problem for the vaping industry – trade tariffs. Most of the vaping devices that come into the market are actually made in China due to the significant costs involved in manufacturing within the U.S. So, there is a small possibility that trade tariffs could be imposed during Trump’s tenure in the office, which would prove to be counterproductive for the industry. But, many still believe that the situation would still be better than having to face “impractical” FDA regulations.\r\nThen, there is also the strong opposition that is likely to come from federal and state officials, who state that vaping is a threat to health. According to vape critics, the vapors emitted by vapers harms the quality of air and poses a threat to the health of those who are exposed. The Tennessee Department of Health even issued a notice stating that e-cigarettes were not a safer substitute for smoking.\r\nBut, pro-vaping groups argue that critics are just biased and that they have failed to observe the benefits of vaping.