Here at @vapable, our main area of expertise is in e liquid production and we stock a full range of DIY mixing supplies including almost 1,000 different flavourings. Unsurprisingly then, we have been following recent events in the USA with a great deal of interest. Two weeks ago, the residents of San Francisco voted in favour of a ban on all e-liquid flavourings, which we commented on in our blog. This will have dire implications for San Francisco vapers and limit the choices for those people who are yet to make the switch away from smoking. Moves are also being made for similar flavour bans in New York and Chicago- except that the proposals currently being considered in those cities are even worse- e-liquid itself is under threat by a senate bill which “prohibits the sale or provision of any quantity of electronic liquid used to refill an electronic cigarette or cartridge.” Could a flavour ban eventually make its way to the UK? We would sincerely hope not and are encouraged by our government’s more relaxed attitude towards vaping in the UK where, despite the frequent media scare stories, the harm reduction potential of e-cigs is at last starting to be recognised. Nevertheless, we will be closely monitoring events and we will continue to be on our guard. To ban e-liquids and their flavourings in places where cigarettes are still widely available is nothing short of shameful.