Regrann from @vapinginthe305 - @norcal_sickboy - .
Ok folks, a looot, like a whooooole lot of info here but basically head to Casaa.org and get on this. Definitely dig the idea of showing the government that the persecution of vaping is not going to go unnoticed or be tolerated .
On March 21, 2018, the FDA published its advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding flavors in vapor and tobacco products. The FDA is seeking additional information and research on 25 specific topics listed in the ANPRM. Comments are due by June 19, 2018. Stakeholders and other interested parties are encouraged to submit multiple responses addressing these topics individually or the ANPRM as a whole.
Call to Action:
For our first engagement on the FDA’s flavors ANPRM, CASAA is asking our members to provide responses to
question 10 under “Additional public health considerations:”. Provide studies or information on the impact, whether intended or unintended, of public health efforts by local jurisdictions, States, and members of the international community to impose restrictions on the manufacture, marketing , sale or distribution of all or a subset of tobacco products with flavors (other than tobacco), including but not limited to cigars, ENDS, menthol cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco products.
Rather than suggest that CASAA members provide research on this topic, we are encouraging members to use this comment opportunity as an “adverse event reporting tool.” We regularly hear accounts from our members regarding situations involving smokers who are discouraged from switching to low-risk products by any one of a number of policies and public health campaigns. Please take this opportunity to share those stories with the FDA.
Policies and Laws
Indoor vaping bans and other place bans
Raising the minimum legal purchase age (“Tobacco 21")
State labeling requirements
Licensing (this also includes zoning regulations that have shut down or reduced the number of vapor retailers in your town or imposes a moratorium on new shops opening). Public Health Campaigns
CA, “Still blowing smoke.”
San Francisco, CA, “Curbit”
Chicago, IL, “#VapingTruth
Regrann from @vapinginthe305 - Stay true, for the truth will always come out!!!!!! The leading health organization has set out in a public statement that it is tobacco, not nicotine, which contains the cancer-causing chemicals and carcinogens and states there's an "urgent need" for consumer education about the risks posed by different tobacco products
While the ACS had already confirmed vaping was a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes in a report earlier this year, its tougher stance on eradicating the current smoking epidemic through actively promoting e-cigarettes and other cessation tools, is being seen as a positive step by vaping advocacy groups and public health experts.
It said in the statement: “Although many Electronic Nicotine Device Systems [such as e-cigarettes] deliver nicotine, flavor additives, and other chemicals, they do not burn tobacco, a process that yields an estimated 7000 chemicals, including at least 70 carcinogens. Thus, public misunderstanding underscores the urgent need for consumer education about the absolute and relative risks posed by different tobacco products and to reinvigorate smokers’ understanding of the importance of quitting combustible tobacco.”
Shining a spotlight on the swathe of misinformation being fed to the public by action groups and amongst smokers themselves, it explained: “Many consumers are misinformed about the harms of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Many adults believe, erroneously, that ENDS are as harmful as combustible tobacco products, and the level of public understanding has deteriorated over time. #vapehooligans#vapelikeahooligan#notimetositgottahustle#hooliganarmy#supportyourlocalvapeshop#dripanddrive#vapehooligansjuiceco#socalvape#improof#vape#notblowingsmoke#vapedaily#vapenation#calivapers#beruthless#VapingIsNotACrime#VapeGram#VapeLife#WestCoastVapers#VapePix#VapeOfTheDay#VapeFam#WorldWideVapers#ModPorn#Vapelyfe#Vapeporn#VapeOn - #regrann
Regrann from @vapeagency - View the entire press release here: https://goo.gl/4S4Yzb
Take action now to fight back against a proposed ban of flavored eliquid products! If vaping has made a positive impact on your life, we need you to help inform the FDA! #fight4flavor vaperrights.com Submit your comment to the FDA before July 19th!