“It’s unbelievable,” says Ken Gregory on New York’s liquid e-cigarette ban. Gregory is the Vice President of Operations for Bad Drip Labs, that factory directly supplying 16 vape stores in the region.
He says they’re not waiting for the 90-day temporary state ban to end, if it ever does. “The company will survive, but we will not have the opportunity to continue to provide these jobs in New York,” he says.
They’re moving to North Carolina. Outside of closing the factory and the 100 jobs on the line, one of Gregory’s major concerns is the recovering smokers who use vaping to quit.
“It’s a disaster for consumers in New York State who use this as a life-saving product to stop smoking cigarettes. Quitting cigarettes is one of the hardest things a person can do.”