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    Vapor stores in Queens prepare for new FDA rules

    On August 8 2016, the US Food and Drug administration passed a regulation for vaporizers and other forms of electronic cigarettes that will ban 99.9% of all vapor products, according to the president of the American Vaping Association, Gregory Conley. The regulation will go into effect the summer of 2018 and it has the potential to eliminate thousands of small businesses built around the vaping industry, which, according to Forbes, was valued at $3.7 billion in 2015. Kyle Lonks is a manager at Vapor Studio, a small vape shop and lounge hidden in the bustle of Main Street Flushing, Queens. Like many shop owners, he is worried that the FDA…