In an email to subscribers, My Freedom Smokes (MFS) announced Monday that it would be closing its doors due to the current regulatory climate of the vaping industry. In business since 2008, MFS has been a longtime staple in the business of vaping.
“Due to ongoing compliance requirements and new regulations of the e-cig industry, it has become nearly impossible for a shop like MFS to function without turning into something completely different,” the email states. “This was never the goal for MFS as we always prided ourselves on being able to offer customized products and service at great prices. So unfortunately, we will be shutting our doors at the end of the month.”
The MFS website states that the company is run by vapers, for vapers and is a one-stop website for everything from e-cig starter kits and cheap e-liquids to the most advanced cloud competition ready box mods and RDAs available. Based out of Charlotte, North Carolina, MFS was founded by Chris Yelton.
The company cited the inability to use the U.S. Postal Service due to the soon-to-be-implemented requirement that vapor products comply with the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act. As well as premarket tobacco product application (PMTA) requirements enforced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).