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Heads Up – News – Updates 8.21.2019

RESEARCH: National Survey on Drug Use and Health data counters “vaping a gateway to smoking” claim. Report states “Cigarette use generally declined…across all age groups. Some of this decline may reflect the use of electronic vaporizing devices.” Vaping May Be Driving … Continue reading

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Heads Up – News – Updates 8.7.2019

RESEARCH: Newly published study from Massachusetts General Hospital’s Tobacco Research and Treatment Center provides critical population-level evidence demonstrating that using vapor products daily helps U.S. smokers quit smoking. Daily e-cigarette use may help smokers quit regular cigarettes COLUMBUS, INDIANA: (UPDATE) Council voted … Continue reading

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Heads Up – News – Updates 7.23.2019

RICHMOND, CALIFORNIA: (URGENT CALL TO ACTION!) City considering banning safer tobacco & vapor products like the law in San Francisco. Scheduled for introduction TONIGHT at 6:30 PM. Opportunity for public comment at 5:30 PM! Richmond, CA is moving toward the new … Continue reading

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Heads Up – News – Updates 7.17.2019

OHIO: (CALL TO ACTION UPDATE!) HB 166 was NOT amended to remove a 10¢/mL tax on e-liquid that would unjustifiably charge people extra for making the responsible decision to switch to vaping and stop smoking. We have roughly 24 hours to … Continue reading

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Heads Up – News – Updates 7.16.2019

IN THE NEWS: (FDA) A judge ruled Friday that vapor product companies must submit applications to FDA by May 2020. Products pending applications may stay on market up to one year while FDA considers their applications, but FDA also given “discretion.” … Continue reading

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Heads Up – News – Updates 7.12.2019

MASSACHUSETTS: (CALL TO ACTION!) Bill S 1279, banning the sale of flavored vapor & other smoke-free products, is scheduled for a public hearing on TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2019,1:00 PM-5:00 PM. Law would protect sales of cigarettes by removing competitors. MA – … Continue reading

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Heads Up – News – Updates 7.10.2019

ALBANY COUNTY, NEW YORK: (CALL TO ACTION UPDATED!) Local Law “E” has been sent back to committee to consider amendments exempting cigar bars & hookah lounges. The amendments would NOT exempt vape shops or allow for the sale of flavored vapor … Continue reading

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Heads Up – News – Updates 7.3.2019

NEW JERSEY: (UPDATE) So-called “kid-friendly” pods remain at 10¢/mL, but the American Cancer Society is still “disappointed” with the Governor’s reduction from 10¢/mL on bottled e-liquid (which is mainly used by adults who smoked) to 10% of wholesale. Tax on a … Continue reading

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Heads Up – News – Updates 6.28.2019

IN THE NEWS: Former FDA director Dr. Scott Gottlieb (@ScottGottliebMD) has joined the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, the maker of Chantix. When Chantix was linked to significant health risks, FDA said “The benefits of quitting smoking outweigh those risks.” Meanwhile, vapor products … Continue reading

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Heads Up – News – Updates 6.25.2019

NEW HAMPSHIRE: (HEADS UP!) Lawmakers sneak previously stalled Tobacco/Vapor 21 law into state budget at 11th hour. No evidence T21 lowers youth use, but clearly denies adults 18-20 who smoke access to far safer alternatives. BUDGET VOTE IS ON THURSDAY! Smoking … Continue reading

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