Marco's Vapor to Permanently Close in Response to FDA Regulations

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Marco's Vapor to Permanently Close in Response to FDA Regulations
Marco's Vapor in Illinois' Cherry Valley will permanently close by July 1, 2024 due to FDA regulations on e-cigarettes.

According to a report by the Associated Press on May 14th, Marco's Vapor, a smoke shop in Cherry Valley, Illinois, announced recently that it will permanently close its doors on July 1, 2024 due to the strict regulations imposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


Store owner Marco Altamore states that the strict regulation of e-cigarettes by the FDA has made it impossible for him to continue operating in the United States. Currently, only three e-cigarette manufacturers, including Logic Technology Development LLC, NJOY LLC, and RJ Reynolds Vapor Company, are authorized by the FDA to sell their products in the US.


Alta Moreno revealed that the FDA has rejected millions of other e-cigarette devices and e-liquid applications submitted by the e-cigarette industry, including Marco's Vapor's own Custom Clouds brand. Despite the imminent closure of the store, Moreno continues to advocate for the e-cigarette industry.


He said, "Our goal has always been to help people quit smoking. My staff and team receive calls from customers all day, asking, 'I have been your customer for ten years, where should I go next to buy an e-cigarette?' Because my customers will continue to use e-cigarettes, as it is effective for them."


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