Heads Up – News – Updates 1.24.2020

Heads Up in New Mexico, California and Vermont! Why to oppose public use bans. CASAA CEO Alex Clark in the news. Vape junk science. New research. Truth about EVALI. More ANTZ lies.
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IMPERIAL BEACH, CA: (UPDATE)
 City bans sale of flavored vapor & low risk tobacco products. City staff falsely claimed CDC data showed increased youth “smoking” when actually shows youth smoking at record low & 77.7% youth DON’T cite flavors as reason they tried vaping.

Imperial Beach bans flavored tobacco products
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SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA: (HEADS UP!)
 County will have SECOND VOTE TUESDAY JAN. 28th on 1 year BAN of flavored vapor products, illogically based on lung injury outbreak that CDC has officially linked only to tainted THC cartridges. CONSUMERS need to be heard!

Supervisors pass vape ban
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NEW MEXICO: (HEADS UP!)
 Bills introduced in House & Senate ban sales/free samples of all flavored tobacco/vapor products amid baseless concern over “use of flavorings to attract young people,” but CDC data shows 77.7% youth DON’T cite “flavors” as reason they tried vaping.

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/article239595528.html
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VERMONT: (HEADS UP!)
 Senate bill S.288 (House version introduced Tuesday) not only BANS the sale of non-tobacco flavors in vapor products, but also prohibits the POSSESSION of a flavored tobacco or vapor product even by adults over the age of 21 years!

https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/business/article239583878.html

See draft of Vermont Senate bill banning sale and possession of flavored tobacco and vapor products here: https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2020/Docs/BILLS/S-0288/S-0288 As Introduced.pdf
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SCIENCE-FREE POLICY:
 Yet another municipality takes public use bans to extremes by banning not only smoking indoors, but also NICOTINE use OUTDOORS in city parks. ZERO scientific evidence of risks to bystanders with smoke-free nicotine products outdoors!

This is another reason why CASAA opposes incl. vaping in smoking bans. May seem “reasonable” to prohibit vaping where smoking is banned, but locations ALREADY have the right to prohibit vaping & bans are expanding into other public & private areas without any scientific or rational basis!

City Adopts Policy That Makes Parks Nicotine And Tobacco Free – ButlerRadio.com – Butler, PA
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IN THE NEWS:
 “The variety of flavors is the product,” said Alex Clark, CASAA’s chief executive. “There’s a lot of pouring salt on wounds here.”

From Clark’s perspective, small vape shops have suffered disproportionately to the industry’s big players…

Vape shops battle perceptions, policies in effort to stay viable
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TRUTH ABOUT “EVALI”:
 Family blames/sues nicotine vapor product company for son’s lung illness and “addiction” despite the fact that he suffered no adverse effects until he started vaping (likely tainted) THC cartridges NOT sold by the company. #QuitLying

From healthy prep athlete to hospital bed fight for his life, suburban teen warns of dangers of vaping
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VAPE JUNK SCIENCE:
 Surgeon General report irrationally focuses on smoking cessation for a product that isn’t advertised as a NRT, but a safer smoking REPLACEMENT. Requiring 100% safe is disingenuous. Even NRT isn’t 100% safe, only “generally regarded” as safe.

However, on the plus side, the report contradicts common ANTZ claim that there is “no evidence” that vaping helps adults quit smoking (says there IS evidence) and admits adults who completely replace smoking with vaping can achieve “meaningful health benefits.”

U.S. Surgeon General update has mixed message on e-cigarette effectiveness
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RESEARCH:
 Study finds former smokers experienced accelerated declines in air they can exhale during a forced breath FOR DECADES after cessation, providing more evidence vaping research is significantly affected by subjects’ smoking history. #QuitLying

https://www.consultant360.com/exclusive/pulmonology/analysis-reveals-smoking-cessations-impact-lung-function
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VAPE JUNK SCIENCE:

Rutgers Vaping Expert Available to Discuss New Jersey’s Law Banning Vaping Products

Sorry, we’re still laughing too hard at the oxymoron of “Rutgers University” & “vaping expert” to read the whole PR, but have seen enough past “research” coming from RU to know it’s based on ANTZ ideology rather than truth-seeking.

For added reference to Rutgers University’s “expertise,” watch this video of a RU student researcher seeking assistance at a vape shop for a leaking tank – caused by firing the device without providing any airflow – and admitting RU “hates vaping.”

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ANTZ LIES:
 American Heart Association’s SHOCKING #QuitLying campaign letter LIES to teens about vaping, incl. suggesting nicotine content equates to harms from smoking, using disproven “gateway” claim, vaping causes diseases, conflating nicotine products w/tainted THC, etc.

‘Quit Lying’ campaign takes on tobacco propaganda

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Heads Up – News – Updates 1.23.2020

Calls to Action in Kansas and Maryland. Commentary: Vaping Panic Looks Like New Drug War. World Health Organization’s deadly denial of science and experts’ reaction to that blatant misinformation. CDC data shows the lie behind flavor bans.
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KANSAS: (CALL TO ACTION!) Stop a public vaping ban! Public hearing Thursday, January 23 @ 3:30 PM! Public vaping bans are not only UNNECESSARY (businesses already have the right to ban vaping,) they are based on LIES about health risks – lies that convince public to later support flavor bans, taxes, & even banning use outdoors & in private residences!votervoice.net/CASAA/campaigns/70509/respond
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MARYLAND: (CALL TO ACTION!) Stop outrageous taxes on low risk alternatives to smoking! SB 3 would enact an 86% wholesale tax on vapor products and safer smoke-free tobacco products. Scheduled for a public hearing on Wednesday, January 29 @ 1:00 PM!MD – Stop an Excessive Vapor Tax! (SB 3)
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COMMENTARY: “The ‘vaping epidemic’ is the wrong way to frame what’s happening: It’s a vaping panic. When the damage is tallied, it could very well prove to be one of the grossest cases of media malpractice and political opportunism of the modern era.”

The vaping panic is looking eerily like the start of a new drug war
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VAPE JUNK SCIENCE: The World Health Organization’s (@Who) UNSUBSTANTIATED & UNETHICAL “Q&A” misleads public to believe nicotine vapor damages teen brains, has toxic levels of chemicals, leads to smoking, burns skin, causes EVALI, has no evidence of smoking cessation, is as dangerous as smoking, etc. #QuitLying

Read expert reaction to WHO anti-vaping propaganda here: expert reaction to World Health Organisation Q&A on electronic cigarettes | Science Media Centre

Read WHO’s blatant misinformation here: E-cigarettes: how risky are they?

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TRUTH IN POLICY MAKING: Flavor bans are based on claim that flavors are the driving factor for teen experimentation. CDC data clearly shows this is not true. Notably, teen vaping was down in 2016, but “curiosity” spiked between 2017-2019 with media coverage of ANTZ “moral panic.”


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Weekend Heads Up Round Up – 01.19.20

This morning, CBS Sunday Morning ran an article focusing on rising suicide rates and suicide prevention (I promise this will relate to vaping). One of the key points made in the article was all about just how far a simple gesture can go toward preventing tragedy; like asking if someone is okay or acknowledging the pain they might be feeling. We may often take for granted these tiny moments of outreach, but for those on the receiving end of compassion and concern these interactions can literally be the difference between life and death. I immediately made the connection between the significance of these brief connections that can prevent suicied and similar maybe even smaller moments that we experience in vape shops every day.

As many state legislatures begin their 2020 session this month, we are seeing an all-out assault on access to the diverse range of flavored vapor products. These policy assaults directly affect our access to vape shops too. Specifically, we are tracking at least 50 bills across 18 states that would prohibit the sale of vapor products in flavors other than tobacco and menthol (a few states are going as far as banning menthol too). A flavor ban doesn’t just make it more difficult for people to switch to vaping, it means that dedicated vapor retailers will be forced out of business. Shutting down vape shops is a direct assault on our community and the informal support system that we have built.

When CASAA issues a call to action, we provide suggested talking points to help our members make personalized and compelling arguments to officials. While we can’t tell you word-for-word what to write, I believe that one of the most compelling (but underrated) points is the free support that many of us have experienced by talking with other customers in a vape shop. Even if it’s something as simple as hearing “you can do this and I’m happy to share what worked for me.” If we lose the vape shop, we lose this peer-to-peer support.

New York, Washington, Florida, and New Hampshire are at the top of the list this weekend for states needing engagement from advocates. In your comments to officials, please take a moment to recount any experiences you’ve had in your local vape shop (or even in online forums and Facebook) where you received or provided support from a fellow vaper/someone who used to smoke. Our lawmakers still need to hear that vaping is a harm reduction movement driven by the PEOPLE who benefit from these products the most: Consumers.

Stay Safer,

Alex Clark

CEO CASAA

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Heads Up – News – Updates 1.16.2020

Calls to Action in New Hampshire and Washington state. Exposing vape junk science. Heads Up in Oregon, Kansas and El Monte, California. Bloomberg reveals plans for vaping if elected president. FDA finally clarifies Tobacco 21 law (sort of.)
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WASHINGTON STATE: (CALL TO ACTION!) HB1932 will ban flavors! Submit your comment on the link below to OPPOSE the bill, then head to the Olympia, WA RALLY TOMORROW @ 1:30 PM on the north steps in front of the Legislative Building!!

WA – Stop a Permanent Flavor Ban! (HB 1932)
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NEW HAMPSHIRE: (CALL TO ACTION!) STOP A FLAVOR BAN & TEMPORARY SALES BAN
Two bills that would ban flavors and implement a moratorium on sales of vapor products are scheduled for a PUBLIC HEARING on
Wednesday, January 15 at 9:45 AM
Details, Resources, and Take Action at CASAA .org

NH – Stop a Flavor ban and Sales Ban (Public Hearing)
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NATIONAL: (HEADS UP!) Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg says he will ban all flavored vapor products and push to reduce the amount of nicotine in products to “nonaddictive levels” if elected.

Bloomberg vows to ban flavored e-cigarettes if elected president
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VAPE JUNK SCIENCE: This “study” ignores the fact that the drug use and smoking rates dropped even with vaping experimentation increasing over the same time period. If vaping was a gateway, there would have been an increase in use. Additionally, there is NOT a “substantial body of research” showing vapers “have greater odds of going on to try conventional cigarettes.” The scant existing research purporting to show this is based on unreliable, self-reported cross-sectional data that doesn’t ask if the subject vaped or smoked first, nor does it prove that the subjects wouldn’t have smoked in absence of vaping.

New study raises concerns that youth vaping nicotine may reverse declines in other drug use
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OREGON: (HEADS UP!) Sen. Monnes Anderson is again trying to ban the sale of all flavored vapor products. Lawmakers reportedly heard about the proposal Wednesday, in the Senate committee. Existing T21 law means this ban really only impacts ADULT consumers!

Lawmakers Push Proposal to Ban All Flavored Vaping Products | The Lund Report
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EL MONTE, CA: (HEADS UP!) Council decided to postpone a vote on full flavor ban – possibly until February – to gather more info, receive a presentation from LA County DPH and to research where both federal and state governments would land on the issue.

El Monte considers a ban on flavored tobacco products – San Gabriel Valley Tribune
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KANSAS: (HEADS UP!) A public vaping ban is not only unnecessary (businesses already have the right to ban vaping,) it is based on lies about health risks – lies that convince public to later support flavor bans, taxes, & even banning use outside & in private residences!

New legislation to regulate indoor vaping in public places
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NATIONAL TOBACCO 21: (UPDATE) Four weeks after President Trump signed Tobacco 21 legislation into law, the FDA finally offers some clarification on enforcement going forward.

FDA Provides More Detail on Federal Tobacco 21 Implementation


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Heads Up – News – Updates 1.9.2020

CDC continues to implicate nicotine products in lung injuries without disclosure. Debunking vape junk science. Heads up in Virginia, Rancho Mirage and Oroville, CA. Philly vape shops not selling to minors.
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GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY: To date, CDC nor any other agency has disclosed what (if any) nicotine products used by few patients who claimed no THC used were found to be contaminated OR if they had similar symptoms. This is DANGEROUS and UNACCEPTABLE.

In Wake Of 4th Massachusetts Vaping Death, BU Doctor Says State Failing To Properly Inform The Public On Cause Of Illness
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VAPE JUNK SCIENCE: Combined, what authors cite as “risks” are still unlikely 5% the risks of smoking. Most misrepresented or junk. FDA-funded study found exposure above never-smoking 96.6% lower than smoking. PS. authors have notable conflict of interest! Read: An often-made claim that e-cigarettes are ‘95% safer’ is not valid

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RANCHO MIRAGE, CA: (HEADS UP!) Citing deaths CDC firmly linked to tainted THC products not even sold in stores, city plans to discuss on Jan. 16th a sales ban of all retail nicotine vapor products, while leaving highest risk products (cigarettes) for sale everywhere.

City of Rancho Mirage proposing a ban on the sale of vaping products – KESQ
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OROVILLE, CA: (HEADS UP!) 1st reading of flavor ban passed & 2nd reading is January 21st! Council blames flavors for teen vaping, although CDC data actually shows 55.5% vaped out of “curiosity” and just 22% cite flavors. Even so, less than 6% vaped daily.

The city council of Oroville is pushing ahead with the ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products – Chico Enterprise-Record – Technoea News
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VIRGINIA: (HEADS UP!) Lawmakers have proposed HB1119, banning sales of flavored tobacco/vapor products. Intended to “stop tobacco companies from addicting a new generation,” the bill will instead close down small businesses helping adults quit smoking!

Delegates propose raising cigarette tax, banning sales of flavored tobacco products in Virginia
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PHILADELPHIA, PA: Compliance checks result in 149 tobacco retailers losing license for selling to minors. CASAA saw NO vape-only shops on the list, contrary to latest ANTZ narrative that vape shops are a threat to children. Kudos, Philly vape shop crews!

Philly health department busts 149 tobacco retailers for selling to kids


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Heads Up – News – Updates 1.8.2020

Calls to Action in New Jersey and Washington DC. We Vape We Vote rally in Wisconsin! FDA finalizes flavor ban for closed systems. St. Louis Park bans vapor products. Debunking vape junk science.

NEW JERSEY: (CALL TO ACTION UPDATE!) Flavor ban and more could be rescheduled for a hearing as early as Thursday, January 9! Please use CASAA form to send emails to your lawmakers. NJ residents are also encouraged to make contact with committee members!

NJ – Stop the Flavor Ban! ( A.3178 and S.3265)
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WASHINGTON DC: (CALL TO ACTION!)
 Stop a Flavor Ban! Written comments to the City Council are due by Jan. 16, 2020! Take action and submit your comment TODAY!

DC – Stop the Flavor Ban – Send in your comments! – CASAA
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VAPE JUNK SCIENCE:
 Cross-sectional data can’t show causation. Stroke risk not reduced to non-smoking level for 5-15 years after quitting, so previous smoking bigger factor than brief vaping. Long-term dual use likely heavier smoking means they’re likely already higher risk for stroke even without vaping.

Dual Tobacco, E-Cigarette Use Significantly Increases Stroke Risk
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ST. LOUIS PARK, MN: (UPDATE)
 Citing lung injuries known by CDC to be linked only to tainted THC, city bans all vapor products for ADULTS over 21, because they’ve already banned flavors and had passed T21 in 2017. Remember: every concession is an ANTZ win.

St. Louis Park to ban sale of vaping products, e-cigarettes
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TAKING ACTION: (WISCONSIN)
 #WeVapeWeVote rally is being planned for Tues. Jan 14th at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena to protest FDA PMTA requirement that will devastate the industry! Organizers urgently seeking interest level on the Facebook event page here: 

Text Link to Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2618714068359996/

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NATIONAL:
 “FDA Finalizes Enforcement Policy on Unauthorized Flavored Cartridge-Based E-Cigarettes That Appeal to Children, Including Fruit and Mint”

“By not prioritizing enforcement against other flavored ENDS products in the same way as flavored cartridge-based ENDS products, the FDA has attempted to balance the public health concerns related to youth use of ENDS products with considerations regarding addicted adult cigarette smokers who may try to use ENDS products to transition away from combustible tobacco products.”

FDA Finalizes Enforcement Policy on Unauthorized Flavored Cartridge-Based E-Cigarettes That Appeal to Children, Including Fruit and Mint
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VAPE JUNK SCIENCE:
 Cross-sectional data can’t show causation. Smoking and asthma were self-reported (very unreliable.) Most importantly, authors DON’T KNOW if subjects had asthma BEFORE they starting vaping! The GOOD NEWS being ignored by authors and media is that just 0.8% never-smokers vaped!

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-01-vaping-odds-asthma-copd.html


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Heads Up – News – Updates 12.30.2019

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Heads Up – News – Updates 12.20.2019

Congress passes Tobacco/Vapor 21. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids shows another reason it hates vaping (and speaking of Matt Myers….) Philly bans outdoor public vaping, takes away flavors for mostly poor people. Heads up in Utah. Researchers grasp for the obvious. Update on Rhode Island and Montana flavor bans.

NATIONAL: (UPDATE) Senate passed Tobacco/Vapor 21 & President is expected to sign. Industry supported the unproven measure (it hasn’t reduced teen vaping in Hawaii) as “compromise,” but (as we predicted) ANTZ are still demanding flavor bans & high taxes.

Congress Approves Raising Age to 21 for E-Cigarette and Tobacco Sales


THE MORE YOU KNOW: CTFK’s complaint “only” $739 million of MSA funds & cigarette taxes goes to their cause, reveals a bigger problem w/vaping than any so-called “epidemic”–ANTZ funding will be even less than what they get now if people vape instead of smoke. (Look who ❤️ it at the top, too.)


PHILADELPHIA, PA: (UPDATE) City bans vaping OUTDOORS & adds vape sales restrictions that will mostly affect people in low income neighborhoods with higher adult & teen smoking rates, much lower vaping rates & little to no access to over-21 stores.

Philly Restricts E-Cigarette Sales, Bans Flavored Cigarillos


OPINION: CTFK’s Matt Meyers once said “If you had a product that addicted 45 million people and killed none of them, I would take that deal. Then you’d have coffee!”

Now he wants to ban those products and convince Americans they’re the same as smoking?

U.S. Prefers Mass Hysteria to Sound Policy on Vaping


UTAH: (HEADS UP) Utah County BOH passes resolution urging state lawmakers to crack down on vapor products, with suggestions including–but not limited to–flavor bans, sales location and advertising restrictions, and excessive taxes.

Utah County Board of Health approves vaping resolution


RESEARCH: Although over 50% of teens try smoking before the age of 14, researchers laughably stumped why 28% are suddenly trying new vapor products at same age; ironically “blame” teens vaping instead of smoking on (correct) belief vaping is far safer.

Number of youth who start vaping at 14 or before has tripled


RHODE ISLAND: (UPDATE) Over 2 months into flavor ban, officials “haven’t noticed a drop” in teen use. No increase, either, but was anyone really expecting a flavor ban to increase use? Is anyone going to check how cigarette sales are doing since the ban?

Success of Vape Ban Unclear | Newport This Week


MONTANA: (UPDATE) Court rules for 120-day flavor ban, both online/in-store, that took effect 12/18. Judge apparently believes outbreak is linked to retail nicotine products & that the “gateway effect” is real. It’s already illegal to sell vapor products to minors, flavored or not.

Ban on flavored vaping products goes into effect across Montana


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Heads Up – News – Updates 12.17.2019

Congress gets closer to federal Tobacco/Vapor 21 law. New York City and Nassau County, NY ignore most recent data and pass flavor bans. Lincoln, Nebraska and New Hanover, North Carolina deny businesses choice to cater to vapers.

FEDERAL: (HEADS UP!) Tobacco/Vapor 21 law passed Tues. in the House as part of federal spending bill. Bill must pass Senate by Friday to avoid partial shutdown. Law would take effect 9 months after president signs. Of course, ANTZ still want flavor bans.

Don’t forget that Hawaii raised to 21 back in 2016. Yet, they had the 2nd highest rate of high school vaping in the nation last year. There’s little to no evidence that raising the age will reduce teen vaping. However, some research suggests it may actually raise teen smoking.

Congress Poised To Raise Smoking Age To 21


NASSAU COUNTY, NY: (UPDATE) Ignoring latest data on youth vaping & flavors (only 13.8% tried flavored vapes,) County Executive Laura Curran signs flavor ban into law. Intended to stop “Big Tobacco,” the law will only hurt small businesses & adult vapers.

Curran signs ban on flavored vaping products


LINCOLN, NEBRASKA: (UPDATE) Without proving any need to “formalize” the already existing choice of businesses to prohibit vaping (& no exemption for over-21 businesses,) city misleads public that vaping has same risks as smoking by adding to public use ban.

There is NO law preventing businesses from prohibiting vaping in THEIR establishment. As the article states, many businesses already prohibit vaping, which is their legal right. Absolutely no need for a law that removes CHOICE for ADULT businesses that WANT to allow vaping.

Lincoln City Council bans vaping inside workplaces, public spaces


NEW YORK CITY, NY: (UPDATE) Ignoring latest data on youth vaping & flavors (only 13.8% tried flavored vapes,) NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signs total flavor ban law. Intended to stop “Big Tobacco,” the law will only hurt small businesses & adult vapers.

De Blasio signs ban of all flavored e-cig into law


NEW HANOVER, NORTH CAROLINA: (HEADS UP) It’s not too late to let the County Commission know that businesses like restaurants, theaters & stores ALREADY have the legal right to ban vaping. There’s no need for a law to FORCE businesses that WANT to cater to ADULT vapers to stop!

Public vaping bans are based on the LIE of risk to bystanders or “we don’t know.” Even if you agree on not vaping in most public spaces, laws MUST be evidence-based!These laws reinforce the belief of danger in the public mind, leaving them open to agree with MORE restrictions.

New Hanover health board passes new rules on vaping, smoking; Final decision in hands of County Commission


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Heads Up – News – Updates 12.16.2019

Calls to Action for Mitt Romney anti-vaping bill and Montana flavor ban. Rally in Washington state to fight a permanent flavor ban. Stanton Glantz strikes again with his brand of junk science, with excellent rebuttal to his nonsense by CASAA adviser Clive Bates.

CALL TO ACTION: Stop Senator Romney’s bill banning flavors & open systems, plus tax vapor products same as cigarettes! Call his capitol office & express your opposition to taking life-saving vapor products off the market!

Call Senator Romney @ 202-224-5251

https://www.votervoice.net/CASAA/campaigns/69972/respond


MONTANA: (UPDATED CALL TO ACTION!) Attorney General candidate/Governor’s legal counsel Raph Graybill is supporting DHHS announcement to enforce “temporary” 120 day flavor ban, effective December 18th! Tell lawmakers you oppose the ban & candidate Graybill that #WeVapeWeVote! The Call to Action link will let you contact the governor and your state representatives with a pre-filled form. You can tell Mr. Graybill how you feel by contacting him directly at: [email protected] and 406-444-3179 or on Twitter @raphgraybill.

MT – Rescind the Flavor Ban!


MONTANA: (UPDATE) 120-day flavor ban starts Dec.18th. Governor’s legal counsel, Raph Graybill, falsely blames EVALI outbreak on flavored vapes, blatantly ignores CDC findings. DHHS ridiculously lies that vaping leads not only to smoking, but ……. & …. use!

Governor to Enforce 120 Day Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes


TAKING ACTION: (WASHINGTON STATE) #WeVapeWeVote rally to protest a permanent flavor ban is scheduled for Friday, January 17th at 1:30 PM on the steps of the Legislative Building in Olympia!

See the organizers’ group on Facebook for more info: We Vape We Vote – Washington State


TWISTED RESEARCH: Typical Stanton Glantz study–focuses mainly on adverse effects and important questions/answers are not made public. What was risk for never-smokers who vaped, as that would show risk that completely excludes previous smoking as a risk factor? Are dual users at higher risk because they’re heavier smokers, so their risk is already higher due to greater exposure to smoke and it’s more difficult for them to completely switch to vaping? How long did they smoke vs vape? Were people who had been vaping longer at less risk than those who only started recent to the study? These are important factors that are not disclosed by the researchers–likely intentional omissions, considering Glantz’s consistent false attacks on vaping over the past decade.

Vaping May Be Safer than Smoking—But It’s Still Not Safe, a New Study Says

For those unfamiliar with Stanton Glantz and his inquisitional, disingenuous vaping “research,” we highly recommend this great rebuttal to his false claims by former Director of Action on Smoking and Health (UK) and CASAA advisor, Clive Bates.

Vaping risk compared to smoking: challenging a false and dangerous claim by Professor Stanton Glantz


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This article was originally published at CASAA
Author: KNoll-Marsh

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