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As many of you are aware, recent amendments to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (Section 910) require all e-liquid manufacturers to apply for FDA approval in order to continue selling products to customers in the United States after September 9, 2020.

The application required by the FDA is called a PMTA (Premarket Tobacco Product Application) and must be submitted for each individual flavor that a manufacturer wishes to sell in the US.

Ripe Vapes has been in the process of preparing a PMTA for our best-selling flavor, VCT. This application covers VCT Handcrafted Joose (Original Flavor) but does not include any other variations of VCT or any other flavors that we currently sell. This will allow us a grace period during which we may continue to sell VCT in the US while our application is under review by the FDA. We estimate that the review process will take approximately 1 year. After the review is complete, we hope to receive an approval allowing us to continue selling VCT.

As the cost of the application process is extremely high, we are only capable of producing an application for a single flavor, and have chosen VCT as it is our most popular. Therefore, we regret to inform you that September 9, 2020 will be the last day we can legally sell or ship any flavor besides VCT to anyone currently residing within the United States. After this point, these flavors will only ship internationally and will only be available to customers outside of the US.

Unfortunately this includes many flavors that our customers have known and loved for years, such as Pear Almond, Key Lime Cookie, and Monkey Snack, as well as our full line of Handcrafted Saltz. We apologize to those of you who prefer these flavors and hope that you may consider switching to VCT, as this is the only flavor we will have to offer. For those of you who prefer not to make this switch or are able to quit entirely, we thank you for your many years of loyal support and wish you all the best.

We encourage you to contact your US Representative and Senators and explain how the FDA regulations have affected you.


All Ripe Vapes flavors are in stock as of Sept 2, 2020.

Please note: Due to state and local regulations, we are unable to ship to customers in some states.


  1. Steve McGowen says:

    I have been a Ripe Vape customer for several years. VCT, VCT bold, Coconut VCT, and Chocolate VCT (my personal favorite) and Monkey Snack. I did receive your announcement in August and bought some stock. This will eventually run out. I deal with 2 other manufacturers and they have trimmed their offerings but both have retained at least three juice selections. My concern here is the commercial viability of running with just one juice. It’s excellent, but that doesn’t seem sustainable. Maybe you would reconsider in the future? I like your company very much and it has done a lot for me health wise. So I’m hopeful that you can continue.

  2. jjdday says:

    That is terrible. I loved Monkey snack. Are you able to make the VCT as low as 1mg or 1.5mg without Appling with FDA again? I would be interred in that possibly

  3. cyndidonahue says:

    I am so sorry the FDA has set you back and disrupted your business. I will continue to support you and continue to buy my much loved original VCT as long as you can keep making it. Best wishes and prayers for a quick turn around on the application process. I know from experience dealing with regulators, that the process can be long and exhausting but hang in there. Thank you for your many years of excellent product and customer service. I just placed an order and I hope there won’t be any problem. Don’t know if I could live without VCT.

  4. andrew valdoz says:

    dang it!!! wish i could get more ;//// this sucks! anyways as disappointed i am i totally understand! i wish none of this PMTA shit was goingon! but i must ask. why cant you sell the juice? you do realize that you can still sell the juice if you did the application? i think its for a year. but if anybody is as disppointed and wants to get some juice just as good as VCT check out five pawns! SO GOOD!! that as well as VAPEL1FE! lost recipe(chocolate chip cookie) is fire as well as rightside up(pineapple upside down cake) and rain dance( chocolate coconut)

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