Heads Up – News – Updates 11.11.2019

Call to Action and Rally in Illinois November 12th. Trump tweets he’ll be meeting with vape “industry.” CASAA CEO Alex Clark’s D.C. Rally speech plus MSM articles about rally. Minnesota lawmakers want to ban flavors and more. West Virginia financial adviser suggests flavor bans will stop lost cigarette revenue. Editorial in The Federalist.


ILLINOIS: (UPDATED CALL TO ACTION!) HB 3883, which would BAN the sale of FLAVORED VAPOR PRODUCTS is scheduled for a hearing on

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
3:00 PM
Human Services Committee

Prior to the hearing, please take a moment to fill out a “witness slip” for the hearing.

IL – Stop a Flavor Ban! (Update)


BREAKING NEWS: President Trump has announced on Twitter that his administration will be meeting with “industry.” That should NOT just mean tobacco companies, but small businesses! And the MAIN STAKEHOLDERS in this issue are the millions of voting CONSUMERS who rely on these products. Consumer reps should be included in these meetings!


ADVOCACY: (ILLINOIS) RALLY against the FLAVOR BAN & meeting with lawmakers is TOMORROW, TUES 11/12, at the capitol building! Ride, t-shirts & signs provided. Show up not just for Illinois, but for vapers across the nation!


MINNESOTA: (HEADS UP!) Lawmakers intentionally confuse public using lung illness outbreak (which CDC evidence shows is unrelated to retail nicotine products) to ban flavored vapor products and deny adults 18-20 who smoke access to the safer alternatives.

Legislature aims to raise state nicotine purchasing age, ban flavored vapes


THE MORE YOU KNOW: Financial adviser tells West Virginia state tobacco panel cigarette sales fell 5.5%, likely because of vaping but, “The general sense is, if [flavor] bans go into effect in a significant way, it could actually benefit combustible cigarettes,” he said.

Rising popularity of vaping blamed for drop in WV’s tobacco settlement payment


IN THE NEWS: (D.C. RALLY) Read articles about the rally in Rolling Stone and Vice!

The Vaping Industry Is Furious at President Trump — Could it Cost Him the Election?

‘Mango Is Not a Crime’: Trump-Supporting Vapers Stormed D.C.


CONSUMER ADVOCACY: Watch CASAA CEO Alex Clark’s speech at the D.C. #WeVapeWeVote Rally!

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EDITORIAL: (Tristan Justice, The Federalist) Will The Trump Administration’s Ban On E-Cigs Help Teens, Hurt Smokers, Or Both?

Many fear that the administration crack-down on electronic cigarettes will have far greater consequences for public health than addicting teens.

Will Trump Admin’s Ban On E-Cigs Help Teens, Hurt Smokers, Or Both?


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Heads Up – News – Updates 11.8.2019

Calls to Action in Colorado and Oregon. Trump says something about vaping. Kellyanne Conway sounds confused. DC rally and #15sec4vape. Jacob Sullum editorial. The more you know about laws based on lies. Other happenings around the country in Wisconsin, California, Colorado, California and Florida.


BREAKING NEWS: (NATIONAL) President Trump told reporters today that his administration supports a national Tobacco/Vapor 21 law; will release its final plans for restricting e-cigarettes next week. Details on the proposed flavor ban have yet to appear.

Trump to pursue higher sales age for e-cigarettes


IN THE NEWS: “Alternative facts” or a government shockingly ignorant of the industry it’s destroying? Donald Trump’s senior counselor, Kellyanne Conway, wrongly claims FDA has no jurisdiction over “vape shops” & insists e-cigs aren’t vaping, “they’re cigarettes.”

Contrary to misleading headlines claiming “vape shops likely to be exempted,” Conway says “nothing’s changed” about the planned flavor ban, especially since the JAMA data that was released yesterday is “much more harrowing and concerning than we would have suspected.” She told reporters that the HHS “will be making an announcement soon.”

User Clip: Trump’s Vaping Ban – “Nothing’s changed.” | C-SPAN.org


MULTNOMAH COUNTY, OR: (CALL TO ACTION UPDATE!) DOH presented county commissioners with options for restricting the sale of flavored vapor/tobacco products. Plan to attend HEARINGS on Nov 12th & Dec 10th & use this CTA to submit your objections NOW!

OR – Multnomah Co. – Stop a Local Flavor Ban!


WOODLAND, CA: (UPDATE) City bans flavored vapor products in mistaken belief flavors are why teens vape. Do they think bubble gum-flavored vapes are more appealing to teens than actual bubble gum? Apparently, no stand-alone vape shops in the city anyhow.

Woodland council bans sales of flavored-tobacco products – Daily Democrat


SUMMIT COUNTY, CO: (UPDATE) Voters approve a 40% tax on vapor products, illogically increasing the cost of products that have actually helped millions of adults quit smoking to raise funds to promote smoking cessation. Other counties to soon follow.

Measure 1A: Summit voters take stand on nicotine and tobacco, pass new tax


IN THE NEWS: (CALIFORNIA) Some communities are (wisely) deciding to nix bans on sales of e-cigarettes for the time being.

“I don’t think government is the answer to the problem.”
–Kern County Supervisor Mick Gleason

Proposals to ban e-cigarettes fizzle in Valley communities


FLORIDA: Lawmakers panic as vaping displaces high school teen smoking, which dropped to record low 2.1% instead of increasing.

Meanwhile, few FL adults who smoke have embraced the far lower risk alternative, so adult smoking rates are still at 16.1%.

Florida sees a record decrease in smoking teens while vaping escalates


WISCONSIN: Astounding how Tobacco 21 wasn’t on anyone’s to-do list until low risk vaping began displacing teen smoking, causing a so-called “crisis” of record low teen (& adult) smoking rates. Where were these calls for T21 when teen rates were 5X higher?

Wisconsin considers raising tobacco, vaping products age to 21


EDITORIAL: (JACOB SULLUM, REASON)

Supporters of the FDA’s ban on flavored e-cigarettes claim “a whole generation of young people” is “addicted to these products.” The government’s own survey data show that’s not true.

As the FDA Prepares to Ban E-Cigarette Flavors, the Government’s Own Data Contradict Wild Claims About Adolescent Nicotine Addiction


THE MORE YOU KNOW: Every time lawmakers pass a law or tax on vaping based on lies, it reinforces those lies in the minds of the general public. Then those same lies, now called “facts,” will inevitably be used to pass more restrictive laws and higher taxes.

This is why CASAA does not say “Well, at least it’s better than a flavor ban or all-out ban,” when lawmakers try to pass sin taxes, Tobacco/Vapor 21 or public use bans. Those are all based on lies, which will become accepted as “truth,” that will eventually be used against us. It’s already happened.


GOLDEN, CO: (CALL TO ACTION) Trump announcement or not, we must keep fighting! City Council is expected to set a public hearing date for Dec 5th for a proposed FLAVOR BAN and Tobacco/Vapor 21. Plan to attend & contact your mayor and city council TODAY!

CO – Golden – Stop a Flavor Ban!


ADVOCACY: Can’t make the DC Rally? #15sec4vape testimonial videos are popping up everywhere on Facebook and Twitter! Share your #15sec4vape video today and tag @CASAAmedia so we can see it, too!

Don’t forget to share your story to the CASAA Testimonial Project, too: About CASAA Testimonial Project – CASAA

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Heads Up – News – Updates 11.4.2019

White House Call to Action updated! Clive Bates commentary on flavor bans in US. San Francisco voting on vape ban on Tuesday. Researchers find teen vaping isn’t leading to smoking. Heads Up! San Mateo, CA! Georgia mom safely quits smoking with retail nicotine products, dies from tainted THC vapes.


NATIONAL FLAVOR BAN: (UPDATED CALL TO ACTION!)
The White House needs to hear from adult vapers & anyone who loves a vaper! Flavor ban won’t protect our children, but will help kill their parents & increase risk their kids will smoke, too.

National Call to Action – Light up the White House Switchboard


POLICY COMMENTARY: (Clive Bates, former director, ASH-UK)

A must-read for the President & other lawmakers!

“The question is, and always has been: does FDA have the faintest what it is doing and whether its interventions will do more harm than good?”

The US vaping flavour ban: twenty things you should know


IN THE NEWS: (SAN FRANCISCO) Voters will decide Tues if the city’s ban of retail vapor products will remain or be overturned. ANTZ outrageously claim “Prop C” was written “to sell tobacco to minors” rather than the truth – to preserve access for tens of thousands of San Francisco adults who quit smoking with the products!

Voters To Decide Fate Of Citywide E-Cigarette Sales Amid Vaping Concerns


RESEARCH: (OXFORD PRESS)

“Lifetime and current e-cigarette use did not significantly increase the risk of current conventional cigarette smoking…study concludes that e-cigarette use does not appear to be associated with current, continued smoking.”

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-11-teen-vaping-doesnt.html


SAN MATEO, CA: (HEADS UP!) Lawmakers want to ban sale of all retail vapor products in unincorporated areas of county on TUES. Call products “death in a pod” and lie that vaping is “Big Tobacco” attempting “to hook a new generation of nicotine addicts.”

County supervisors to consider ban on sales of e-cigarettes


IN THE NEWS: (GEORGIA) After using retail nicotine products for several years & successfully quitting smoking, 52 year old mother sadly dies after vaping tainted black market THC products that her family didn’t even know she was using until after she passed.

“Mary Kerrie vaped [nicotine] products for several years I would say, successfully, and did quit smoking,” her husband Kevin, a medical doctor, said. “I think when she was exposed to legal THC in California and then got illicit THC in Georgia … I think that’s what killed her. Other people, if they’re being exposed to something that can kill them, I hope they stop. I hope her passing helps somebody else.”

‘I hope you don’t have that vaping disease:’ Georgia family seeks answers in mother’s death


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National Call To Action – (UPDATED) Light Up The White House Switchboard

On Monday, November 4, or early in the week, we are anticipating an announcement from the Trump Administration regarding FDA guidance about sales of flavored vapor products. According to recent reports, this guidance is expected to go as far as banning every flavor other than tobacco and menthol. In spite of years of communications from consumers and meetings with industry stakeholders, it is clear that officials remain unknowledgeable about how the vapor industry functions and what customers need.

Two flavors will not sustain independent vapor retailers and will unnecessarily make vaping less attractive to people who want to switch away from smoking.

The White House needs to hear from adult vapers and anyone who loves a vaper! A flavor ban won’t protect our children, but it will kill their parents.

We need to
Light Up The Switchboard
At The Whitehouse!
Ph: 202-456-1414
or
202-456-1111

On your call:

  • The operator will likely ask where they can direct your call
  • Simply tell them that flavored vapor products saved your life; and,
  • tell them “We Vape, We Vote.

Be polite, be brief, and say thank you.

Do you want timely alerts about this issue and information about how you can do more?

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Heads Up – News – Updates 11.1.2019

Trump’s flavor ban is looming. Wyoming’s governor and Department of Health go with awareness over banning. New Jersey advocates overturn 10¢/mL tax. Dr. Siegel exposes terrible consequences of vape bans. Save the date – Illinois rally is in the works. Kids punished for acting like kids (and the war on drugs) could lead “vaping” illnesses to have worse outcomes. Get your CASAA gear!


IN THE NEWS: (WYOMING) Governor Gordon and the Department of Health wisely choose “promoting awareness” of actual products most strongly linked to recent lung injury outbreak instead of knee-jerk laws targeting unrelated retail products that are helping adults quit smoking.

Governor urges Wyomingites not to vape THC products amid outbreak of lung disease


NEW JERSEY: (UPDATE) Bills A5385/S3877 changed a devastating 10¢ per mL tax to a lower 10% point of sale tax that went into effect today! Congrats to all of the hardworking and dedicated advocates in New Jersey!


ADVOCACY: This photo from Twitter made our day! A CASAA member wearing our Texas state “I Vape – I Vote” t-shirt. We hope to see more photos of CASAA members in their CASAA gear! ❤️

You can find your own CASAA gear at: CASAA Store | Featuring custom t-shirts, prints, and more

#WeAreCASAA #ivapeivote


Photo credit: Michael Barrick (@OhmlifeB)


ILLINOIS: (HEADS UP!) SAVE THE DATE! A rally is being organized for Tuesday, November 12th at the state capitol. The event info will be posted as soon as we have more information from the organizers!

Photo Credit: Dennisa Moore

COMMENTARY: Dr. Siegel reveals the terrible consequences of the reckless bans on very low risk flavored vapor products.

“Unless the state reverses course, the vaping products sales ban is going to result in a substantial increase in disease and death.”

http://bit.ly/2qeZTr2


BREAKING NEWS: According to sources familiar with the plan to ban very low risk flavored vapor products, an announcement is expected next week. This makes turnout at organized vaper protests at Trump rallies, DC & state capitals all the more critical!

Scoop: Trump ready to ban vape flavors except tobacco, menthol


THE MORE YOU KNOW: Is punishing teens for breaking rules (that exist to protect them because they make bad choices) teaching them to avoid help? The same effect the war on drugs is now causing with misleading self-reporting of lung injuries from “vaping.”

Student expelled from school after getting sick from vaping


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Heads Up – News – Updates 10.28.2019

Calls to Action in Maryland and Illinois. Utah vape ban gets overruled. Tennessee and Iowa governors decline vape bans, while Florida lawmakers remain in the dark. CDC still lying about “e-cigarettes” causing lung illness outbreak.


ILLINOIS: (CALL TO ACTION UPDATE!) Today’s hearing for Bill HB 3883, banning the sale of vapor products in flavors other than tobacco, menthol, or “unflavored,” has been CANCELLED. Take this opportunity to send a message to your officials!

http://bit.ly/2Jt3LLP


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD: (CALL TO ACTION!) Council moving forward on proposals for a FLAVOR BAN & EXTREME PROXIMITY LIMITS on which vapor products can be sold and who can sell them, possibly forcing nearly all vape shops there to close or pay to relocate!

http://bit.ly/2Njihan


BREAKING NEWS: (UTAH) 3rd District Court Judge Keith Kelly ruled the Utah DOH overstepped its authority in implementing an emergency rule to ban flavored vapor products, overturning the ban. AG suggests DOH is unlikely to appeal the court’s decision.

http://bit.ly/2pXiAiY


IN THE NEWS: (TENNESSEE) Kudos to Gov. Bill Lee for declining to pass knee-jerk laws that are bad for public health and bad for TN small businesses!

“I think it’s important that we really know what is happening here,” he said. “Banning things short of knowing if it’s actually that thing that’s causing the problem, I think, is inappropriate.”

http://bit.ly/2plrabo


IN THE NEWS: (FLORIDA) Lawmakers seem to have not gotten the memo that the CDC has narrowed down the lung illness outbreak to “street vapes” used to get high & has nothing to do with the non-tobacco flavored retail products helping adults quit smoking!

http://bit.ly/2pc95wu


IOWA: (UPDATE) Gov. Reynolds wisely decides on a more reasonable approach to lung illness outbreak linked to “street vapes,” NOT retail e-cigs.

“I’m not going to look at a ban. We’re going to continue to raise awareness…We need to look at everything,”

http://bit.ly/2MTGftL


THE MORE YOU KNOW: @CDCTobaccoFree continues to claim “e-cigarettes” are suspected in outbreak, while number of patients claiming to have used only nicotine products falls to just 11% & no retail product they used has been found to contain contaminates.

http://bit.ly/31NiJTq


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Heads Up – News – Updates 10.24.2019

Calls to Action in New York and Illinois. Charlie Baker’s vape ban in Massachusetts hits a snag. Industry sues Rhode Island to stop Gov. Raimondo’s flavor ban. Sweden proves the benefits of tobacco harm reduction.

TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION: Snus has 30+ years of SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE showing no increased risks for any disease (yes, including oral cancer.) Yet, ANTZ have lied about it for years, just as they lie about vaping. The TRUTH counters their “end game” agenda.

Snus Can Save People From Cigarettes. Just Ask Sweden.


NASSAU COUNTY, NY: (CALL TO ACTION!) A proposed local law that would ban the sale of vapor products in flavors other than tobacco, mint, menthol, and “unflavored” is scheduled for a public hearing and likely vote on Monday, Oct 28th @ 1:00 PM!

NY – Nassau County – Stop a Flavor Ban!


ILLINOIS: (CALL TO ACTION!) Bill HB 3883, that would BAN the sale of vapor products in FLAVORS other than tobacco, menthol, or “unflavored,” is scheduled for a hearing on Monday, Oct 28th @ 2:30 PM. See instructions on filling out a hearing witness slip!

IL – Stop a Flavor Ban (HB 3883) – Witness Slips


BREAKING NEWS: (MASSACHUSETTS) Court REJECTS Gov. Baker’s appeal of Judge Wilkins’ previous ruling, which reverses the governor’s flavor ban and allows sales to resume on Monday, at least until the governor goes through the proper steps, including holding a public hearing before December 24th.

Judge rejects Gov. Charlie Baker’s appeal over vape sales ban ruling | Boston.com


IN THE NEWS: (RHODE ISLAND) The trade group, Vapor Technology Association, has filed a suit in superior court challenging Gov. Raimondo’s IRRESPONSIBLE & REPREHENSIBLE BAN, which took away the non-tobacco flavors that most ADULTS who vape rely on to avoid relapsing to smoking.

Vaping Organization Files Suit Challenging Flavored E-Cig Ban


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Heads Up – News – Updates 10.23.2019

FDA finally approves a Modified Risk Tobacco Product. Texas town decides against flavor ban. Utah shops sue state. CASAA still looking for testimonials. Business attorney exposes false “save the children” narrative. Creator of nicotine patch says “anti-vaping forces” taking advantage of unrelated outbreak. India e-cig ban backfires.


TAKING ACTION: Another 100 people added the strength of their voices to CASAA’s Testimonial Project!

Can we get another 100 or 1,000 or even 1,000,000?

Prove to lawmakers that #WeAreNotBots and #VapersVote!

About CASAA Testimonial Project – CASAA


ADVOCACY: If you haven’t yet registered to vote, go to THRvoter.org and we’ll get you started! Then stop by the CASAA store at CASAA Store | Featuring custom t-shirts, prints, and more to get your #VapersVote #NotaBot or other CASAA gear!


BREAKING NEWS: History is made by FDA finally acknowledging Swedish #snus as a safer alternative to smoking! While this is great news from a THR view, unfortunately, it still took many years, REAMS of paperwork and $$$$ millions to accomplish this feat.

FDA grants first-ever modified risk orders to eight smokeless tobacco products


THE MORE YOU KNOW: Business attorney, Tori Levine at Wilson Elser, exposes the false “save the children” narrative behind Michigan Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order flavor ban.

“We all can agree that Michigan teens face risks − but not from vaping.”

A Ghoulish Time for Vaping Flavors | Product Liability Advocate


IN THE NEWS: Creator of nicotine patch worries “anti-vaping forces” being given “cover” they need to ban vapor products.

“It’s really unfortunate that there is an anti-vaping hysteria movement that’s sweeping across the US that really is without any rational foundation, but it’s spreading like wildfire.”

“People have been vaping for many years, many years, millions of people vaping. All of a sudden there is this small outbreak of illness? It’s almost certainly some sort of contamination that has not fully been identified.”

The creator of the nicotine patch says that ‘anti-vaping forces’ are trying to kill the life-saving e-cig industry


BURKBURNETT, TX: (UPDATE) City votes NOT to ban flavors! Showing that, as more lawmakers have loved ones who safely quit by vaping, the less likely they’ll believe ANTZ LIES that vaping is unsafe and ineffective! Help spread the word by joining CASAA and sharing your story with our Testimonial Project at !

Burkburnett commissioners vote against banning flavored vape liquid


TAKING ACTION: (UTAH) Vape shops filed suit Monday against the DOH over emergency rules that require warnings about THC products they don’t sell and prohibits many from selling flavored e-cig products that haven’t been linked to any illnesses or deaths.

Utah vape shops sue health department over flavored e-cigarette ban


THE MORE YOU KNOW: The total ban on e-cigarettes in India, a country with 37+ million adults who smoke cigarettes, is backfiring spectacularly. As in the US, people are taking back control of their future health from irrational government overreach.

E-cigarettes still being sold month after ordinance

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Heads Up – News – Updates 10.21.2019

Calls to Action for Cerritos, California; Westchester County, New York and Columbia, Missouri! Terrific opinion article by a harm reduction PhD. The more you know…about tobacco taxes. Judge lets Massachusetts ban stand (at least until next Monday) and rebukes governor for improper procedure.


WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY: (CALL TO ACTION!) FLAVOR BAN hearing TONIGHT 10/21 @ 7 PM! If you can’t speak, please at the very least SHOW UP to demonstrate how MANY people these irrational, knee-jerk laws affect! If you can’t show up, CALL and/or EMAIL!

NY – Westchester County – Stop a Flavor Ban!


COLUMBIA, MO: (CALL TO ACTION!) Board of Health considering (among other things) FLAVOR or TOTAL BAN of e-cigarettes. No hearing yet scheduled, so take PREEMPTIVE ACTION and contact your city representatives BEFORE it starts!

MO – Columbia – Stop a Vaping Ban Before it Starts! – CASAA


CERRITOS, CA: (CALL TO ACTION!) With vape shop sales banned, city targets local stores where e-cigs are still available. While citing an outbreak most strongly linked to products not even sold in stores, the ordinance doesn’t mention those or cigarettes!

CA – Cerritos – Stop an All-out Vapor Product Ban! – CASAA


OPINION: (Susan Collins Ph.D., Harm Reduction Research & Treatment Center at the University of Washington School of Medicine)

“As a scientist, clinician and parent, my instinct and duty are to protect the public, especially children, from harm. But outright bans could worsen our current crisis and have unintended negative consequences for adults and children alike.”

Vaping response should be science-based, not prohibition


THE MORE YOU KNOW: “State and city data show a steep drop in tobacco tax revenue in the last decade, as smoking rates declined and…people turned to electronic vapes that aren’t subject to a tobacco tax.”

“Now, health organizations are pushing back and demanding that e-cigs…face government oversight more in line with a traditional cigarette.”

As vaping rises, tobacco tax receipts plummet


BREAKING NEWS: (MASSACHUSETTS) Judge lets e-cig ban stand – at least until next Monday. Governor needs proper public hearing.
“Input from affected industries and members of the public is a potent safeguard against executive abuse of discretion,” he wrote.
Judge Allows Mass. To Keep 4-Month Ban On Vaping Product Sales


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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!

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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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