A package of flavoring runs between $14 and $15.
“We had to throw away a lot of inventory, a lot of inventory,” Ahmed said.
But the flavoring ban does not apply to menthol and tobacco-flavored products. Also, the FDA ban said nothing about disposable e-cigarettes.
“We have a lot of disposables, no issues with those,” Ahmed said.
The FDA’s top tobacco regulator said it can still go after any vaping product that appeals to teenagers.
Ahmed said he thinks disposable products like Puff Bar and Stig and Fog could be next.
While bans hurt his business and the vaping industry, Ahmed said he doesn’t want to see these products get into the wrong hands.
“We appreciate what they are doing, the main thing we have to save people’s lives,” he said.