Heads Up – News – Updates 10.18.2019

Heads up Florida! Still looking for your stories for the CASAA Testimonial Project. Montana shops take on state flavor ban. Vaping in UK helped 50,700 – 69,930 people quit smoking in 2017. Five myths about vaping debunked. VTA made a commercial.

ADVOCACY: Thank you to the 80 advocates who submitted their stories to CASAA’s Testimonial Project since yesterday!

Just 11,987,751 to go….

Show the naysayers that you are 12+ million strong and the lawmakers that #WeVapeWeVote!

About CASAA Testimonial Project – CASAA


MONTANA: (UPDATE) Three shops & the MT trade association filed suit Thurs. to overturn Gov. Bullock’s emergency ban on flavored products. The suit argues to throw out the order because the “public-health emergency” hasn’t been caused by the shops.

MT vape shops sue to block Gov. Bullock’s ban on flavored products


RESEARCH: (UK) Taking into consideration patients’ current e-cig use, their use during a quit attempt, quit success rate and average cigarette consumption, researchers estimate e-cigs helped 50,700 to 69,930 people quit smoking in 2017 alone.

E-cigs help 50K-plus smokers in the UK quit nicotine each year


COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY RESEARCHER: (DEBUNKING FIVE VAPING MYTHS)

1) E-cigarettes ARE regulated.
2) Vaping is NOT as harmful as smoking.
3) Vaping does NOT cause ‘popcorn lung.’
4) E-cigarettes DO help people quit smoking.
5) E-cigarettes are NOT a gateway to youth smoking.

https://wapo.st/2VSNwNe


FLORIDA: (HEADS UP!) Community meeting focused on reducing tobacco/nicotine consumption and exposure to tobacco/nicotine related smoke throughout Lee County including e-cigarettes and the representation of any tobacco product.

October 28th
2:30 – 3:30 PM

Tobacco-Free Lee Coalition Meeting | Florida Department of Health in Lee


TAKING ACTION: The Vapor Technology Association, a trade organization, has placed a commercial on a news network for a week, offering an opportunity for the President to back down gracefully from his proposed flavor ban – instead blaming Dept of Health & Human Services, which oversees the FDA.

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Heads Up – News – Updates 10.17.2019

Call to Action for New York State. Heads up for Shasta County, California. Oregon gets a break from the flavor ban. Answer our survey about the DC rally on November 9th. How mainstream media botched the vape lung story. Vapers rally in Dallas! Have you submitted your story to CASAA’s Testimonial Project yet??


ADVOCACY: Over 12,000 people have shared their testimonial to demonstrate our position that the availability of a wide VARIETY of effective and affordable smoke-free alternatives are essential in helping adults stop smoking. Help us make it 12 MILLION!

About CASAA Testimonial Project – CASAA


NEW YORK STATE: (CALL TO ACTION!) Stand up to the bans! Here are two things New Yorkers can do to stand up to Governor Cuomo and the Legislature’s hostile attitude toward vaping!

NY – Stand Up To Vaping/Flavor Bans!


ADVOCACY: Please be sure to answer our survey question at the bottom: “Are you coming to D.C. on November 9th?”

On November 9, 2019
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Vapers from all over the U.S. and the people who support them will gather at
The Ellipse
1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C.

Are you coming to D.C. on November 9th?


BREAKING NEWS: (OREGON) Vape shops won a temporary stay on the gov’s flavor ban from a state appeals court, “pending the petitions having the opportunity to reply, and the court considering the parties’ filings and rendering a decision on the motions.”

Oregon appeals court halts governor’s vaping ban on flavored tobacco products


COMMENTARY: (David Bienenstock, Leafly) How mainstream media botched the vape lung story –

“ – a false narrative Lee attributes to prohibitionists who are working “to spin the vaping tragedy to advance their own agenda.”

Sound familiar?

How mainstream media botched the vape lung story


SHASTA COUNTY, CA: (HEADS UP!) At a recent meeting, county health officials presented their proposition to the Board of Supervisors to ban sales of all flavored vapor and tobacco products in the county, while leaving “unflavored” cigarettes available.

Shasta County considering banning the sale of flavored tobacco products


TAKING ACTION: Awesome job by local advocates, who organized vapers (including providing signs & t-shirts!) to make their voices heard at the President’s rally in Dallas today, even getting the attention of TV news reporters for AVA’s Greg Conley!

Photo Credit: Dennisa Moore


Photo Credit: Dennisa Moore


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Heads Up – News – Updates 10.15.2019

Michigan shop owner get injunction against flavor ban. CASAA’s Julie Woessner get a press quote. Missouri governor chooses education over ban. California governor vetos ironic bill. Indiana ANTZ doc wants to tax e-cigs for causing lung illnesses. Researchers nicotine study finds benefits. Awesome San Diego supervisor hits the nail on the head. TWO anti-vaping hearings in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 16th!


BREAKING NEWS: (MICHIGAN) Judge Stevens issued a preliminary injunction in shop owner Marc Slis’ lawsuit, blocking Governor Whitmer’s irresponsible and illogical flavor ban, allowing businesses in the state to resume selling flavored e-cig products until the court can weigh the merits of the case.

Judge puts Michigan’s ban on flavored nicotine vaping on hold


IN THE NEWS: (MISSOURI) CASAA’s Director of National Policy Julie Woessner told the press “Our hope is that unlike some states where politicians are more interested in scoring political points than in addressing the actual source, of the problem—illicit THC cartridges—Governor Parson will see the distinction and will ensure that consumers still have choices and legal access to flavored vapor products that allow them to reduce their risk.”

Governor Mike Parson holds press conference on vaping illnesses and death in Missouri

It seems the governor chose education over a ban! He has signed an executive order today requiring three state agencies to develop a public service campaign about the dangers of vaping among youth.

Parson calls youth vaping figures an ‘epidemic’; orders campaign about youth vaping dangers – Missourinet


CALIFORNIA: (UPDATE) Gov. Newsome vetoes SB 538 (which required all electronic cigarette manufacturers to submit pictures and descriptions of each product it sells to better inform parents of the products available) because the California Department of Public Health said it “may serve more as marketing for e-cigarettes and provide public health legitimacy to e-cigarettes.” How ironic it is that it was the ANTZ (including the CA BOH) and not the companies who have told teens for past 3 years that e-cigs are tasty & easy to hide!?

Governor Newsom Vetoes Bill Aimed At Informing Parents About Electronic Cigarette Products


INDIANA: (HEADS UP!) Local ANTZ doctor pushing for pointless sin tax on e-cigarettes due to the lung illness outbreak that CDC, FDA and numerous harm reduction experts found likely has nothing to do with the retail products helping adults quit smoking.

Indiana lawmakers pushed to adopt e-cigarette liquids tax


THE MORE YOU KNOW: Contrary to ANTZ claims that nicotine has no benefits and causes “brain damage,” researchers studying memory loss in elderly say it “stimulates a type of neurochemical system that is important for learning, memory, and attention.”

Researchers using nicotine patches to treat memory loss


SAN DIEGO: (UPDATE) All lawmakers considering e-cigarette bans should be made to listen to San Diego Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, who stated that banning retail products that help adults quit smoking “misses the mark in favor of political grandstanding.”

Her compelling speech also included other statements that hit the mark:

“We must separate fact from fiction to understand any crisis. It’s important. Far too often, government attempts to solve a crisis with well-intended, knee-jerk policies that end in absolute failure.”

“Strategies matter! And make no mistake, feel-good policy will not protect our kids – my kids.”

“We need to learn from [kids]. we need to listen to to them. We don’t get to decide…how things are done, how things are purchased.”

“Snapchat. The internet. Instagram. It’s a common thread. Snapchat. Snapchat users, not storefront owners, are marketing to our kids.”

“Selling products to these kids is illegal and it’s wrong, but while the target of this item is clearly the kids, the actual target today is the law-abiding adults!”

“I asked for the violations. I asked for the number of times these storefront owners have been cited for selling to minors and guess what? I have nothing in front of me. But yet, you’re passing legislation today that goes after those storefront owners, telling them that they’re ‘bad actors’ and you have ZERO in the way of evidence and that is wrong.”

Unfortunately, the measure still passed 3-2 (with Supervisor Jim Desmond also voting against.) Ironically, Supervisor Greg Cox said he agreed with Gaspar and Desmond’s comments but supported the ban because the public health crisis “required action.” Clearly, he wasn’t really listening.

Supervisor Jim Desmond released this statement after the meeting.


ANTZ WATCH: Two hearings will be occurring on Wednesday, October 16th!

10:00 AM
“E-cigarettes – An Emerging Threat to Public Health”
House Appropriations Committee
E-cigarettes: An Emerging Threat to Public Health

10:30 AM
“Legislation to Reverse the Youth Tobacco Epidemic”
House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health
Hearing on “Legislation to Reverse the Youth Tobacco Epidemic”

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Heads Up – News – Updates 10.10.2019

Washington ban flavors apparently because of “epidemic” decline in teen smoking. Vice Magazine questions UK vaping vs US. Military vape ban may have caused soldiers lung injuries. Teen whose parents blamed his hospitalization on retail vapor products admits to using “other” vape pen.


WASHINGTON: (UPDATE) State bans e-cig flavors apparently to stop “epidemic” of record DECLINE in youth smoking? Grade 12 smoking rates were flat, dropping only 3.1 percentage points from 2002-10. As vaping rose from 2010-18, grade 12 smoking rates dropped a WHOPPING 11.6 percentage points! Young adult (18-24 yrs) smoking is also now at a RECORD LOW, so that contradicts the “gateway” theory of teens who vape moving on to smoking as young adults.

How many other “epidemics” in history actually led to POSITIVE public health outcomes??

Washington state bans the sale of flavored vaping products

Chart Source: https://www.doh.wa.gov/portals/1/Documents/Pubs/340-320-TobaccoEcigMarijuanaHealthyUseSurvey.pdf


IN THE NEWS: Just days AFTER the Army, Navy, and Air Force announced their Exchanges no longer sell the regulated e-cigarette products intended for adults who smoke, first lung illnesses occur. Did a ban force those 2 soldiers to turn to the black market?

2 US Army soldiers are reportedly being treated for vaping-related illnesses


THE MORE YOU KNOW: After his parents raised the alarm over retail products that are intended for adults who smoke as cause of their son’s illness, yet another teen admits to using the “other” kind of vape pens that have been linked to 76% of the lung illness cases. That outlying 13% who first claimed they “only used nicotine” is shrinking fast….

Erie Teen Who Almost Lost His Life To Vaping Admits To Using THC Pen


IN THE NEWS: (VICE MAGAZINE) Why People Are Dying from Vaping in the U.S. and Not the U.K. —

“I think the difference between the U.K. and the U.S. are due to the American propensity to turn health issues into moral crusades,” said Dr. Brad Rodu.

Why People Are Dying from Vaping in the U.S. and Not the U.K.


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Heads Up – News – Updates 10.09.2019

IN THE NEWS: Washington Examiner article on vaping advocates fighting the coming Trump flavor ban quotes CASAA national policy director Julie Woessner.

“We’re ignoring the needs and rights of adults to make more choices in their lives.”

“People who voted for Trump felt he supported the free market, small businesses, consumer choice.”

“It’s pretty much betrayal.”

Vaping advocates gear up to fight Trump proposed ban on flavors


EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA: (URGENT CALL TO ACTION!) City Council MEETING TUES. OCT. 8th at 3 PM! Under normal circumstances this new ordinance might take two months to work its way through the process, but elected officials are being pressured to issue EMERGENCY actions that are hastily banning flavored products NOT linked to the lung injuries, so we urge advocates to attend ALL meetings!

http://bit.ly/2oVisA1


SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA: (CALL TO ACTION!) Board of Supervisors MEETING TUES., OCT. 15th 9AM, proposed VAPOR PRODUCT FLAVOR BAN and possible TOTAL BAN (until PMTA approval). City residents need to take a stand against these irrational & unreasonable laws!!

CA – San Diego County – Stop a Flavor Ban!


TENNESSEE: (HEADS UP!)
CASAA is aware of the ANTZ call on Gov. Lee to ban flavors and we will continue to let the Tennessee Smoke-free Association take the lead, as they’ve been working hard both behind the scenes and in the media for many years. CASAA will definitely release a Call to Action, in cooperation with TSFA, if and when it’s been determined the time is right.

So, please do not start organizing rallies or calling the governor just yet! Of course, CASAA will continue to coordinate efforts with and support other state and national advocacy and trade organizations!

Tennessee healthcare organizations call on lawmakers to ban flavored vaping products


IN THE NEWS: (CNN) Advocates throw down the gauntlet, “We vape, we vote!”

“Rather than just vote a party ticket, they may in fact change their vote for anybody who comes out and wants to have a critical conversation about vaping.” ~CASAA CEO Alex Clark

“Political groups are starting to notice that vaping is an identity, not just a hobby.”

“The seeds of a grassroots movement seem to be in place. The organizing and get-out-the-vote work is happening online and in vape shops…”

‘We Vape, We Vote’: How vaping crackdowns are politicizing vapers – CNN


COMMENTARY: (Jacob Sullum)

“As evidence mounted that vaping-related lung diseases overwhelmingly involved black-market cannabis products…officials have been vaguely and unhelpfully warning us about the hazards of vaping and e-cigarettes.”

Black market pot — not vaping — most to blame for lung disease outbreak


IN THE NEWS: (NEW YORK) @NYGovCuomo caught in another lie to justify his irresponsible and inexcusable war on e-cigs that protects cigarette taxes and MSA funds. Source says teen was vaping cannabis (not typically used for the “flavors” that Cuomo banned) and M.E. hasn’t even confirmed cause of death.

Cuomo Says Bronx Teen is New York’s First Vaping-Related Death


MONTANA: (CALL TO ACTION!) Call Governor Bullock at (406) 444-3111 and tell him banning retail flavored e-cigarette products, that adults use to quit smoking WITHOUT ever raising teen smoking, WON’T stop the lung illnesses being caused by the deadly vapor products used to get high. Tell him how vaping has HELPED you!

MT – Call Gov. Bullock (406) 444-3111 – Rescind the Flavor Ban!


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: (UPDATE & HEADS UP!) City bans retail flavored e-cigarettes, despite strong evidence they AREN’T a gateway to teen smoking and lung illness is clearly NOT from products used by adults to quit smoking and has nothing to do with flavors. Calls for governor to issue a TOTAL ban on vaping!

And after banning flavors, now City Councilman Paul Koretz yesterday proposed banning retail e-cigarettes from being sold in the city until they’re approved by the federal government and deemed safe.

E-cigarette sales could be banned in LA if councilman gets his way – Daily News

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Heads Up – News – Updates 10.04.2019

NEW YORK: (UPDATE) A New York court on Thursday temporarily halted a state ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, giving the embattled vaping industry a breather just a day before the state’s prohibition was due to take effect.

New York court blocks state ban on flavored e-cigarettes


ADVOCACY: (NATIONAL SAVE VAPING DAY IS OCT 7th!) Organizers are asking vape shops, online retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and other entities that want to see vaping survive to donate some, or even all, of their profits for the day to consumer advocacy organizations!

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MARYLAND: (BREAKING NEWS) Judge allows vapor organizations to intervene for purpose of appeal in Maryland vapor case

Judge allows vapor organizations to intervene for purpose of appeal in Maryland vapor case


NEW JERSEY: (UPDATE) Governor Murphy announces recommendations of his task force on vaping, which included a ban on both flavors and online sales. Murphy said he doesn’t have the authority to ban flavors products by executive order. Both the task force and the governor blamed flavored retail products for the lung illness outbreak that has been more strongly linked to unrelated products sold on the street. The press conference was a farce that included such doozies as “There is no scientific evidence to date that identifies e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation product.” and “Fifty percent of people who use nicotine or tobacco products will die from it.”

It’s time to ban flavored vapes in N.J., task force demands. Murphy agrees.


OREGON: (UPDATE) Governor Brown orders 180-day ban on flavored vaping products, following other governors in falsely blaming nicotine vapor products (sold to help adults quit smoking) for the recent outbreak of lung illnesses. While the products most often linked to the illnesses are also flavored, the reason people use them is because they contain THC, the chemical found in cannabis that creates the “high.”

Gov. Brown orders 180-day ban on flavored vaping products in Oregon


LOS ANGELES: (UPDATE) Board of Supervisors unanimously passed ban of flavored tobacco and vapor products and is urging California Gov. Gavin Newsom to pass a statewide ban.

LA County Bans Flavored Tobacco, Urges Newsom to Ban Vaping in CA

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Heads Up – News – Updates 9.30.2019

WASHINGTON: (CALL TO ACTION!) @GovInslee announced Friday that he would be issuing an executive order directing the state Board of Health to ban all flavored vaping products, and says he’s just getting started. Attend the BOH meeting Oct. 9th!

WA – Emergency Alert! – Flavor Ban and Board of Health Hearing (10/09/2019)


RESEARCH: Are all Brits aliens? Because, according to US “experts,” vaping doesn’t help humans IN THE US quit, addicts non-smokers and is a teen smoking “gateway.” UK docs endorse vaping & see major success without those problems. So they MUST be aliens?

‘Majority of e-cigarette users are ex-smokers’ – Latest Pharmacy News | Business | Magazine – Pharmacy Business


OPINION: (Michelle Minton)

“Never let a crisis go to waste….With the aid of sloppy news reporting and biased announcements from federal officials, anti-tobacco advocates have successfully deceived the public into thinking that “vaping” is to blame.”

http://bit.ly/2n9phNK


SOUTH CAROLINA: (HEADS UP!) Sen. Darrell Jackson @dj1one is pressuring Gov. @henrymcmaster to declare 4-month ban on ALL retail vapor products due to completely unrelated lung illnesses strongly linked to street drugs. Call & tell the governor the facts!

http://bit.ly/2n9WoB9


DELAWARE: (HEADS UP!) Lawmakers in “early stages” of banning retail vaping flavors because of unrelated illnesses strongly linked to unregulated street drugs (that are technically already “banned.”) Note: Legislature is in recess until January.

Del. Lawmakers Take Aim at Vape Juice Ban to Protect Kids


BREAKING NEWS: (MICHIGAN) Federal court judges deny requests for a temporary halt to Governor’s emergency rules unfairly banning flavored retail vapor products. Both say they WOULD still consider the business’ requests for preliminary injunctions.

Judges deny requests for temporary halt to e-cigarette rules


BOGUS LAWS: More Tobacco/Vapor 21 state laws took effect this week. Are they evidence-based? Hawaii passed T21 back in January of 2016 & still has the 2nd-highest high school vaping rate in US, w/officials expecting to see another spike this year. So what’s the REAL agenda for passing these laws?

http://bit.ly/2nYxep8


THE MORE YOU KNOW: Connecticut Senator Tony Hwang inadvertently reveals the REAL reason his state needs to join the war on vaping.

From a $306+ million Master Settlement Agreement windfall, “$277 million has been redirected to non-tobacco-related programs.”

How will they fund those programs without cigarette sales?

Sen. Tony Hwang (opinion): A call to action on vaping

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Heads Up – News – Updates 9.27.2019

OHIO: (CALL TO ACTION!) Rally at the Statehouse on OCt. 1st AND use our handy form to easily email/call your representatives in the Assembly, asking them to OPPOSE HB 346 & HB 347 and any other proposals that prohibit sales of life saving products!

OH – Rally At The OHIO Statehouse (10.01.19)!


WASHINGTON: (HEADS UP!) Gov. Inslee press conference at 11 AM (Pacific) to announce executive order. Likely jumping on flavor “ban” wagon, taking advantage of illnesses due to illegal street drugs to ban unrelated nicotine products helping adult smokers.

Inslee Executive Order On Vaping Expected Friday


OREGON: (HEADS UP!) Ban insanity virus spreads further to West Coast! Gov. Katie Brown is considering temporary ban on retail vapor products helping adults refrain from smoking, which would have ZERO effect on the already illegal street drugs that have been strongly linked to the recent outbreak.

http://bit.ly/2nLpXsC


RESEARCHER: Crusade Against Vaping Catastrophic for Public Health

“Climate of terror and intimidation against e-cigarettes, which is far from being justified, will very likely result in a massive wave of vapers relapsing to smoking.”

– Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos

http://bit.ly/2mpn9Bg

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Heads Up – News – Updates 9.26.2019

MICHIGAN: (CALL TO ACTION!) HB 4996 would strip state’s DOH of the ability to ban manufacture/sale of vapor products.

Just 539 people have completed this Call to Action, which could UNDO the Michigan flavor ban. Folks, if you won’t stand up yourselves, don’t expect someone else will do it for you! YOU are CASAA! Take action now!

We need your help to get this bill moving! Take action NOW–>MI – Stop the Dept. of Health from Banning Vaping – SupporT HB 4996


PUBLIC HEALTH TRAGEDY: Poll shows more Americans are being MISLED to believe that vapor products aren’t safer alternatives to smoking or a good way to quit smoking. Most now convinced products need to be regulated like combustible cigarettes.

More Americans say vaping is as dangerous as smoking cigarettes: Reuters poll | Physician’s WeeklyMASSACHUSETTS: (EMERGENCY


CALL TO ACTION!) Vape shops being visited & shut down by law enforcement on Gov’s order. This is the most extreme (and outrageous) enforcement action to date. Consumers MUST RESPOND to this EXTREME GOVERNMENT OVERREACH!

MA – Emergency Alert! – End the War On Vaping!


RHODE ISLAND: (URGENT CALL TO ACTION!) Governor Raimondo is expected to announce an emergency order that would ban the sale of ALL vapor products that help adults who smoke TODAY. Tell her you OPPOSE this order! Call (401) 222-2080 NOW!

RI – Emergency Action! Call the Governor – Oppose the Vape Ban!


CONNECTICUT: (CALL TO ACTION!) Urge your lawmakers to resist calls to ban flavored e-liquid or going as far as enacting a Massachusetts-style total ban on sales of vapor products. Take Action NOW – Make A Call & Send A Message!

CT – Stop a Ban and Extreme Regulation on Vaping!


VIRGINIA: (HEADS UP!) @GovernorVA may issue “ban on vaping” in near future. Unclear if he intends to ban the new street drugs making people deathly ill or the legal nicotine products that have been helping adult smokers for over a decade without issue.

Gov. Northam considering ban on vaping in Virginia


MAINE: (HEADS UP!) Sen. Rebecca Millett introducing a bill to ban sale of all vaping products in the state until they have FDA approval. No worries. FDA-protected combustible cigarettes will still be sold throughout the state.

Maine lawmaker to introduce bill to ban sale of vaping products


VERMONT: (HEADS UP!) @GovPhilScott exploring whether the state should institute a ban on the sale of vaping products. He must like the pictures like this coming out of MA, showing cigarettes without competition, bringing in tax revenues and MSA funds.

Vermont considering banning sale of vaping products


NEW HAMPSHIRE: (HEADS UP!) “Thanks” to Rep. Knirk, ALL flavored vapor products that “obviously target teens, not adult smokers” would be banned. Adults who vape can buy the mint, orange, cinnamon, cherry or fruit chill nicotine gums that don’t target teens.NH lawmaker proposes flavored e-cigarette ban | News

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CASAA – Heads Up Round Up – 09.22.19

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the VTA conference and Hill day in Washington, D.C. One might expect the event to be a solemn occasion marked by lots of business owners holding hands and crying on shoulders, the event was anything but that. There is a renewed vigor and fight in the business community and responses from consumers are helping.

In just a matter of three days, tens of thousands of people responded to our call for emails and phone calls to the President and members of Congress. Those messages were delivered while business owners took to Capitol Hill on Wednesday and are continuing to be delivered as more consumers get involved. While there is still a lot of uncertainty within the industry about how federal regulations will shake out, it is clear that we need more consumer voices.

Rather than focus on all of the bad news from the past week (there’s plenty of that in the links below), I want to take a moment to share some gratitude to all of our volunteers who are managing our state Facebook groups and helping to build our army of consumers. If you haven’t joined your state group yet, you can find a link to it in our “Get Involved” tab, under “Find My State Info,” here.

Vaping has always been a from-the-ground-up consumer movement. Although we are in the midst of some very dark times, pulling together and supporting one another is absolutely an unbreakable feature of the vaping community–even when things are rife with drama.

So, without further ado, a warm and sincere THANK YOU to all of the people working behind the scenes to build our community and make this a better place to vape.

Alabama: Shane Oakley, Michelle Hughes

Arkansas: Jacob Hubbard, Justin Yeates

California: Daniel Downes, Anthony Barajas-Carver

Colorado: Brie Starr,Ryan Breault

Connecticut: Christine Solazzo, Joseph Jay Cooper

Florida: Ricky Bright, Cindi Kinch, Nicholas Aaron Seabolt

Georgia: Amy Mohon, Tammy Michaud

Illinois: Mike Olson, Jennifer Buksar

Indiana: Jennifer Buksar, Heather R. Miller

Iowa: Missy Adams, Anthony Willwerth

Kansas: Ominette Celli

Kentucky: Ryan McDanel, Matt , Chad Johns, Amber Storer

Louisiana: Bella Yuce, Joseph Bullet Blanchard

Maryland: Amber Hetrisk Perdue

Massachusetts: Nick Green

Michigan: Jonathon Schnittker, Debbye Saladine Thompson, Jessica Roland

Missouri: Tyler Williamson, Marvin Cosper

Montana: Tim Mahoney, Tammie Auras

Nevada: Desiree Weiss

New York: Corey Olivieri, Duane Bazazian

North Carolina: Frank Randazzo, Allen Davis

North Dakota: Dan Tipton

Ohio: Lisa Combs Church, Amber Storer

Pennsylvania:  Greg Henry, Becca Blair

South Carolina:  Chrissie Eagle Littleton, Goldie Cooley, Bridget Leigh Williams

South Dakota:  Lee Stricherz, Jeff Porter

Tennessee:  Allen Davis, Mikael Billiter

Texas:  Kenneth Greenwood, Angela Renee Garrity

Utah: Leann Rietbrock

Vermont:  Joe Fiorini

Virginia: Yvonne Settembrino

Washington: Brett Colley

Wisconsin: Robb Ryan, Kristin Noll-Marsh

West Virginia: Bruce Gowans, Michael Hammond

Wyoming: Matt Jenkins

Stay safer,

Alex Clark, CEO

CASAA

This Week’s News:

Heads Up:

Tuesday, September 24 seems to be a popular day for pushing anti-vaping bills through various legislative bodies. This is not necessarily an exhaustive list, it’s just a collection of what we have right now. Be On the LookOut!

  • TAKE ACTION – IL – Public Meeting on 09.23.19 (Monday) – Mental Health Committee to Discuss a Response to “The Vaping Crisis.”
  • TAKE ACTION – NY – Albany County, PUBLIC HEARING on 09.24.19, 7:15 PM, on Local Law “E”, a flavor ban on vaping, but not combustible products.
  • TAKE ACTION – NY – Hempstead Twp., PUBLIC HEARING on 09.24.19, 7:00 PM, on a Flavor Ban ordinance.
  • TAKE ACTION – NJVaping Task Force, PUBLIC MEETING on 09.24.19, 4:00 PM. The dress code is business casual and anyone who plans to speak should be rehearsed and plan for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • TAKE ACTION – CA – Los Angeles County, Flavor Ban PUBLIC HEARING, 09.24.19, 9:30 AM
  • TAKE ACTION – CA – Burbank, Flavor Ban PUBLIC HEARING, 09.24.19, 6:00 PM.

Highlights: (Sept. 16) (Sept. 19) (Sept. 20)


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This article was originally published at CASAA
Author: Alex Clark

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