Heads Up – News – Updates 12.05.2019

Call to Action for Palo Alto, CA total ban. Oxnard, CA bans flavored nicotine, allows cannabis dispensaries. Massachusetts flavor ban costs $93 million. Heads Up Chico, CA. Data on youth initiation and flavors shows why CDC sat on the info until it could no longer stall.

PALO ALTO, CA: (CALL TO ACTION!) A yet-to-be drafted ordinance that would restrict or ban sale of vapor products is moving toward a vote on:
December 9, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Your voice is our strength and even one voice can make a difference! Take action NOW!

CA – Palo Alto – Stop an All-Out Ban on Vapor Products!

OXNARD, CA: (UPDATE) City bans non-tobacco flavored products, incl. mint, citing teen use & EVALI. Then votes to allow cannabis dispensaries. We now live in a world where SMOKING cannabis is deemed safer than SMOKE-FREE nicotine flavors. #TUTALInotEVALI

Oxnard sets regulations on pot dispensaries, bans flavored tobacco

MASSACHUSETTS: “Flavor Ban Expected to Cost State $93 Million.”

If you ban all soda except diet grapefruit flavor, then tax soda at 75%, how much revenue would you expect? And claiming teens vape for the flavors makes as much sense as claiming they drink beer for the bubbles.

Flavored tobacco ban expected to cost state $93 million

CHICO, CA: (HEADS UP!) City considering flavor ban or tobacco licensing to combat teen vaping. Ordinance could be back for discussion by the beginning of 2020. If you live in Chico, contact lawmakers & tell them to enforce existing laws & not ban flavors!

Chico City Council moves closer towards banning flavored tobacco in city

SCIENCE-BASED POLICIES: CDC finally released results of 2019 Youth Survey. Over 55% tried vaping out of curiosity (thanks to government/ANTZ warning ads) and less than 1/4 said for flavors (we suspect it’s a preference, not a reason.) It’s disgusting that they had this data since September and still called for flavor bans! Advocates can and should use this new data to fight flavor bans in their area!

Tobacco Product Use and Associated Factors Among Middle …


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Heads Up – News – Updates 12.04.2019

Call to Action for a Newark, NJ vaping policy panel. Remember Jersey City meeting TONIGHT! Alaska’s first lung injury patient had recently started vaping THC. CDC should change “EVALI” to “TUTALI.” Inhaling oils and the risk of exogenous lipoid pneumonia.

ALASKA: State’s only case of “EVALI.” Patient vaped e-cigs for years w/out illness, then vaped THC in past 2-3 months. In 2017, 3.5% Alaskan adults & 15.7% teens tried e-cigs. Evidence shows retail e-cigs have nothing to do with the outbreak! #QuitLying

Alaska confirms first suspected case of e-cigarette or vaping-related lung injury


JERSEY CITY, NJ: (CALL TO ACTION REMINDER!) Second reading for a FLAVOR BAN is TONIGHT at 6:30 PM, City Hall! CONSUMERS MUST SHOW UP, even if you can’t speak. Or contact the council members NOW and tell them to oppose Ord. 19-158!

NJ – Jersey City – Stop a Flavor Ban!


EVIDENCE-BASED POLICIES: Not one flavored nicotine product used by outbreak patients has been reported to contain anything not found in products used by vapers who have NOT gotten sick. It’s far past time for @CDCgov to accurately report the risk!

New hashtag? #TUTALInotEVALI


THE MORE YOU KNOW: Please do NOT inhale ANY type of oil, due to greatly increased risk of exogenous lipoid pneumonia. Oils = fats = lipids. This includes mineral oil, olive oil, baby oil & MCT oil. VG, made FROM vegetable oil, is NOT a lipid. Read more: Exogenous lipoid pneumonia. Clinical and radiological manifestations – ScienceDirect


NEW JERSEY: (CALL TO ACTION!) Support AVA president (and CASAA ally) Greg Conley by attending this panel discussion on vaping policy w/Senator Joe Vitali & Assemblyman Herb Conaway:

Friday, December 6, 2019
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Robert Treat Hotel
Newark, NJ

Event will also be streamed live.

NJ – Spotlight Event – Vaping in NJ-Managing the Risk to Public Health (12.06.19) – CASAA


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Heads Up – News – Updates 12.03.2019

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Heads Up – News – Updates 12.02.2019

Reminder of Jersey City, NJ Call to Action! Illinois headline reflects general media bias against telling the truth about lung injury outbreak. Heavily-smoking Bangladesh bans vaping. Palo Alto, CA has neither a teen smoking nor vaping problem, but still considering sales ban. Bernards Township, NJ believes teens buy mainly from vape shops, so only banned vape shops.


ILLINOIS: More media bias? Patient admits frequently using (likely tainted) THC carts already linked to “EVALI,” which NO ONE calls “e-cigarettes” & ignored warnings. Yet media continues to confuse & endanger the public reporting “e-cigarette use” almost killed her.

#QuitLying

E-cigarette use almost killed Springfield woman

IN THE NEWS: US hysteria over #vaping having global repercussions, as Bangladesh (where 40%-45% men SMOKE) bans sale & USE of vapor products b/c of unproven “health risks” & unverified youth use, likely because of irresponsible US reporting. #QuitLying

Bangladesh plans to ban e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns

JERSEY CITY, NJ: (CALL TO ACTION REMINDER!) Second reading for a FLAVOR BAN is on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:30 PM, City Hall! CONSUMERS MUST SHOW UP, even if you can’t speak. Or contact the council members NOW and tell them to oppose Ord. 19-158!

NJ – Jersey City – Stop a Flavor Ban!

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ: (UPDATE) With mind-boggling backwards logic to prevent teen access, officials ban vape shops (that don’t usually allow minors inside) but allow in stores open to general public (that typically sell devices most popular w/teens.)

Vape and Smoke Shops Officially Banned in Bernards Township

PALO ALTO, CA: (HEADS UP!) Although county teen smoking hit a record low 1.4% & vaping was below national average at 13.2% (with DAILY vaping at just 3.1%,) city officials mull vape sales ban that hits ADULTS (but leaving cigarettes sold on every corner.)

To curb vaping, Palo Alto weighs ban on e-cigarettes


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Heads Up – News – Updates 11.26.2019

New York competes with California for most municipalities trying to kill their residents. CASAA state page map. Student researchers burn coils and (unsurpisingly) find carbon monoxide. ANTZ anti-logic on vape flavors.


CASAA IN ACTION: Click on this map to bring up the page for YOUR state, which has info on the current laws/taxes, advocacy tips, state lawmaker contact info and current/past Calls to Action. Keeping you up-to-date is a big part of what we do! #WeAreCASAA

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NASSAU, NY: (UPDATE) Nassau County legislators voted unanimously Monday to ban the sale of flavored electronic cigarette products.

If the bill is signed into law, most flavored vaping products will not be allowed to be sold in the county.

Nassau Legislature votes unanimously to ban sale of flavored e-cigarettes


THE MORE YOU KNOW: Student researchers at Bucknell University fire 40-60w & 55-70w unprimed atomizers at 200w, claim vaping exposes consumers to carbon monoxide. According to shop that says it sold the professor replacement atomizers during study, researchers had burned away part of the wick and charred the cotton.


NEW YORK CITY, NY: (UPDATE) City unwisely voted today to ban all flavored vapor products except tobacco flavor.

Vaping advocates understandably jeered and threw dollar bills from the balcony of the City Council chamber after the vote.

#WeVapeWeVote

The Latest: NYC lawmakers ban flavored vaping products


ANTZ ANTI-LOGIC: Teens are spending $30/week on vapes for the bubble gum flavor instead of $1 for real bubble gum…so ANTZ tax vapes, because teens are “sensitive to price increases.”

Also, the gateway claim. Teens “vape for flavors,” but for some reason will move to cigarettes that taste like…tobacco smoke. Of course, if you ban vapor products….


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Heads Up – News – Updates 11.25.2019

Calls to Action in Massachusetts and New Jersey. Heads up in Maryland and California. Watch activists march in Massachusetts and President Trump meet with vaping activists in D.C. Get free shipping on CASAA gear. Watch Ethan Nadelmann speak at E-Cigarette Summit. More California cities ban flavors. Florida rally November 26th, commentary by Jacob Sullum and the more you know!


TAKING ACTION: Watch Facebook live vape rally and march in Massachusetts!


WATCH: Vaping industry advocates and opponents meet with President Trump to discuss flavor bans and youth use.

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ADVOCACY: Show your state vape pride and help support the largest CONSUMER tobacco harm reduction organization in the US at the same time! Get your CASAA gear with FREE SHIPPING until December 9th! Don’t forget to join CASAA at Join CASAA – CASAA

You can find the link to the CASAA store at the top of our web site or here is a direct link: CASAA Store | Featuring custom t-shirts, prints, and more

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#WeAreCASAA #WeVapeWeVote


LONG BEACH, CA: (HEADS UP!) 1 year flavor ban passes 1st vote. 2nd vote expected at December meeting. Inspired by the lung injuries unrelated to retail nicotine products, lawmakers failed to take any action on the products actually linked to the injuries!

Narrower ban focused on flavored vaping products moves forward after City Council vote • Long Beach Post News


ANDERSON, CA: (UPDATE) City council bans all flavored tobacco/vapor products except menthol and tobacco, giving shops just 30 days to clear inventory. After banning adult access, Councilman Browning says “This has nothing to do with adults for me….”

Anderson City Council passes ban on flavored e-cigarettes, will take effect in 30 days


SANTA MARIA, CA: (UPDATE) Despite opposition, council unanimously bans ALL flavors in tobacco/vapor products except “tobacco.” New ordinance takes effect July 1, 2020. “Fighting Back” org rep falsely claims that, because of the flavor ban, youth “will no longer be attracted,” completely ignoring that youth still smoke unflavored cigarettes.

Santa Maria City Council votes to ban all flavored tobacco, vaping products


ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY: Public Health at first rejected germ theory, doctor hand washing, baby incubators, angioplasty, Mendel’s Laws of Heredity, cancer immunotherapy & sports-related brain injury.

Now they’re rejecting low risk vapor products helping adults quit smoking.


THE WAR ON VAPING: Watch visionary Ethan Nadelmann, respected harm reduction expert & founder of the Drug Policy Alliance, a New York City-based non-profit organization working to end the War on Drugs, speak at the 2019 E-Cigarette Summit in the UK.




COMMENTARY: (Jacob Sullum, Reason) The fact that…leaders who think the war on weed should be ended or scaled back are prepared to launch a new war on nicotine products is puzzling on its face, since they recognize the problems created by drug prohibition in one context while ignoring them in another.”

Democrats Shift From Demonizing Cannabis to Demonizing Nicotine


MASSACHUSETTS: (CALL TO ACTION UPDATE!) H.4196, which bans flavored vapor products and adds a 75% wholesale tax on any vapor products that are left, is on its way to Governor Baker’s desk for his signature.

TAKE ACTION! Tell Gov. Baker to VETO H.4196!

MA – Stop the Legislature from Making the Flavor Ban Permanent!


TAKING ACTION: (FLORIDA) Vape rally on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26th at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL at 4:30 PM! More info and updates can be found on the Facebook event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/469305310372818/


THE MORE YOU KNOW: E-cigarettes were actually invented for inveterate smokers (people who smoke with NO intention of quitting) not for abstinence. If you want to save children MOST at risk from “a lifetime of addiction,” don’t take away effective products helping parents quit!


JERSEY CITY, NJ: (CALL TO ACTION!) Second reading for a FLAVOR BAN is on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:30 PM, City Hall! CONSUMERS MUST SHOW UP, even if you can’t speak. Either way, contact the council members NOW and tell them to oppose Ord. 19-158!

NJ – Jersey City – Stop a Flavor Ban!


MARYLAND: (HEADS UP!) Blaming “vaping-related deaths” CDC hasn’t linked to nicotine vapor products and have nothing to do with flavors, Sen. Clarence K. Lam wants to ban flavored retail nicotine products. Tell your reps not to support!

#WeVapeWeVote

AND THE MORE YOU KNOW: Sen. Lam claims “Banning the sale of flavored cigarettes contributed to the steep decline in smoking among teens,” but the “contribution” was next to nothing. Most popular cigarette flavors, by far, w/teens in 2009 were “Marlboro” & “Kool.”

From 2000-09 pre-flavor ban, HS smoking dropped 28% -17.2% (1.2 percentage points per yr). From 2011-19, HS smoking rates dropped 15.8%-5.8% (1.25 points per yr). Hardly a “steep decline” since the ban, but rise in HS vaping seems to be accelerating not reversing the decline!

Maryland Lawmakers to Pursue Flavored Vaping Ban – Maryland Matters

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Heads Up – News – Updates 11.15.2019

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November 15, 2019 (via CASAA Twitter @CASAAMedia) New Jersey & Massachusetts Call to Action Updates. Senator Ron Johnson writes Trump in opposition of flavor bans. Iowa AG Tom Miller stands up for vaping. Vice magazine writes about a side of the vaping community many don’t know about. Yonkers, NY and Oregon have wins in court. NEW …

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Heads Up – News – Updates 11.14.2019

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US – Keep Vape Mail Legal (Reject S.1253)

S 1253, which is the Senate version of HR 3842, is being fast-tracked through committee. This bill would prohibit the U.S. Postal Service from accepting packages of vapor products for delivery. While this is not an all-out ban on online sales (private carriers like UPS and FedEx offer signature on delivery), it would raise the cost of purchasing vapor products (by $15-$20 per shipment) for people who depend on being able to have safer alternatives delivered to their door (i.e. people who live in rural areas, people who are unable to be home to sign for deliveries, etc…) byrequiring signature on delivery.

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While it is understandable that lawmakers want to make it harder for youth to get their hands on nicotine products, this legislation will not address access to social sources or illegal sellers on popular social media platforms. In short, all that S.1253/HR.3842 will do is make it more difficult for people to access safer alternatives to smoking. For people living in small towns and urban neighborhoods where vape shops might not exist, this means that cigarettes will remain the most popular and convenient tobacco product.

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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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