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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Heads Up – News – Updates 12.13.2019

Watch interview with CASAA’s Alex Clark. Colorado advocates make progress. New York extends hobbled flavor ban and other “ironic idiocy.” Jacob Sullum writes about war on nicotine. USA Today article focuses on true cause of EVALI outbreak. How FDA reacts to smoked fish vs smoke-free vapes. Snus is successful harm reduction in Sweden. California ban update. Lawmakers think they’ll get $200 million from vapor industry.

CASAA IN ACTION: Watch CASAA CEO Alex Clark’s interview last night discussing the ANTZ mentality, tobacco and the flavor ban situations in Massachusetts and New York, on Regulator Watch Canada with Brent Stafford.

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TAKING ACTION: (COLORADO) After speaking w/vaping advocates, Senator Rhonda Fields now says she no longer intends to sponsor a flavor ban bill in the immediate future. Governor Jared Polis remains on the fence. Your voice matters–MEET with your lawmakers!

Colorado Lawmakers Pumping the Brakes on Flavored Vaping Ban


NEW YORK: (UPDATE) State extends flavor ban 90 days in case court rules in its favor. Advocates are hopeful ruling delay may be a sign that the court isn’t convinced by state’s claim that flavored vapor products are causing a “public health emergency.”

New York extends flavor e-cigarette ban for 90 more days


SCIENCE-FREE POLICIES: In what can only be called “ironic idiocy,” New York’s Governor Cuomo orders insurance companies to cover the cost of pharmaceutical products (that have been found to be 2X LESS effective than vaping to quit smoking) to help people quit vaping, when they could just step down the nicotine in their vapor products to 0 mg. This is something vape shops could help with if they weren’t constrained by FDA rules or put out of business by NY bans.

NY to insurers: Cover cost of vaping cessation care


WAR ON NICOTINE: (Jacob Sullum, Reason)

“Thanks to unfounded warnings that e-cigarettes are hooking “a whole generation of young people,” members of Congress who want to eliminate the federal ban on marijuana, which was originally imposed in the name of protecting America’s youth, think that same goal justifies a new federal ban that would make it impossible for adults to legally obtain the nicotine products they demonstrably prefer. The paradox is all the more puzzling because those legislators recognize that the recent outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries, which are associated mainly with illegal cannabis extracts, is not a sound argument for pot prohibition. Since the real hazard seems to be dangerous additives or contaminants in black-market products of unknown provenance and composition, prohibition only increases the risks to consumers.”

This Was the Decade When Politicians Stopped Panicking About Marijuana and Started Panicking About Nicotine


IN THE NEWS: One of few MSM articles finally reporting on EVALI outbreak without implicating retail nicotine products, keeps focus solely on tainted THC carts–where it always should have been. But the CDC & the lawmakers banning e-cigs have yet to #QuitLying

Vaping lung disease: CDC doesn’t track where legal vapes were sold


THE MORE YOU KNOW: Note how “an abundance of caution” by @US_FDA for tainted salmon only results in a recall and a warning regarding the SPECIFIC product, not urging the public to “avoid ALL salmon” vs. how they warned “avoid ALL vaping” for EVALI.

Smoked salmon sold in Massachusetts recalled


SCIENCE-BASED POLICIES: Snus, banned in EU & vilified in US, has 30+ years research showing NO increased disease risk. Popular w/Swedish men, smoking rates are 8% vs EU 25% average. Safer alternatives smoking–yes, even tobacco–saves lives. #QuitLying

Swedish men on target to be first to completely stub out smoking | Stock Daily Dish


CALIFORNIA: (UPDATE) Menlo Park, Palo Alto joining the many other state municipalities in passing irrational and baseless e-cigarette bans.

Menlo Park, Palo Alto moving forward on e-cigarette bans – Palo Alto Daily Post


ECONOMICS 101: If you ban 90% of an industry’s most popular products, double the cost w/taxes, severely restrict where they can be sold & prohibit sales to a great number of the adult market, it’s doubtful there will be $200 million in profits to collect.

How would millions of dollars in fees on e-cigarettes be spent? Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi have a plan for that.


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Heads Up – News – Updates 12.12.2019

Call to Action for Calling the White House and New York! CASAA graphs to share that show the truth about the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey data. Rally in Michigan! Heads up for Massachusetts.

THE MORE YOU KNOW: “In the end, they’re gonna be happier and healthier.” That quote from this article is a classic ANTZ delusion. People turn to mood-changing substances for a reason. Taking away what people use for relief doesn’t fix the problem, it just pushes them to use something else – possibly something much, much worse.

Public Health Council votes to rescind the emergency vape ban


SCIENCE-BASED POLICIES: (Dr. Michael Siegel) If Governor Charlie Baker was banning vapes allegedly because they “don’t know” what’s causing EVALI, why lift the ban just because the state has banned flavors and imposed 75% tax? How does that protect the public? It doesn’t! EVALI is just an excuse to decimate the vaping industry.

#QuitLying

The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary: The Height of Irresponsibility: Massachusetts Department of Public Health Tells Public the Cause of Respiratory Disease Outbreak is Unknown


CONSEQUENCES OF CONCESSIONS: Vapers often don’t fight smoking bans that include vaping b/c it seems “reasonable.” Unfortunately, smoking bans aren’t being limited to public spaces. They’re banning smoking (which now includes vaping) in private residences!

Concord bans smoking tobacco, cannabis at multi-family homes


IN THE NEWS: Kudos to Nyamekye Daniel for writing a mostly factual article from MSM about vaping bans that also gave voice to vapers and tobacco harm reduction expert Dr. Brad Rodu. And to GA lawmaker Shelly Hutchinson, who made an astute observation about addiction.

Georgia lawmakers hear concerns over vaping regulations


FLORIDA: In rare act of governmental reason & responsibility, @GovRonDeSantis opines against immediate bans of vapor products, saying more info is needed about EVALI outbreak, vaping has been around (without issue) for years and black market is a concern.

Florida Governor DeSantis flips on banning flavored e-cigarettes


THE MORE YOU KNOW: (IDAHO) Survey finds that youth seriously contemplating suicide (23%) is higher than youth trying vaping (21.5%). Again, people seeking mood-altering substances is REFLECTIVE of a problem. Banning substances doesn’t solve that problem.

Cigarette use drops, but students considering suicide remains high


TAKING ACTION: (YONKERS, NY) Vape shop owner is taking on Big Government in lawsuit against city’s flavor ban. Mayor Mike Spano vows to defend action to keep products out of kids’ hands, but US survey shows only 13.8% youth use flavored vapor products.

Yonkers Vape Shop Sues City Over Flavored E-Cig Ban | Yonkers Times


BREAKING NEWS: Senate has confirmed Dr. Stephen Hahn, who pointedly sidestepped committee demands to ban vapor flavors and stated he would use the best science to make regulatory decisions, to head FDA. We can only wait and see which direction he will go.

Senate Confirms Stephen Hahn to Head F.D.A.


RESEARCH: “Sometimes confirmation bias and politics influence which studies get published. If the study appears to add fuel to media-driven panic—in this case, the media-driven panic surrounding e-cigarettes—it stands a good chance of getting published.”

Scientific Studies as “Click Bait?”


SCIENCE-BASED POLICIES: Published today in the journal “Science,” authors (incl. 3 public health deans) warn that taking vaping – including flavored products – away as a smoking-cessation and harm-reduction tool now will amount to a public health failure.

Read the article here: Evidence, alarm, and the debate over e-cigarettes | Science


PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS: MA flavor ban, 75% tax & nicotine limits pushes some shops into selling cannabis or back to selling cigarettes to survive, while former customers return to smoking. Exaggerated “teen epidemic” narrative will lead to more adult deaths.

The State’s Vape Ban Has Ended. But Some Shops Are Still Looking To Rebrand — Or Relocate


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Heads Up – News – Updates 12.10.2019

Call to Action for Calling the White House and New York! CASAA graphs to share that show the truth about the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey data. Rally in Michigan! Heads up for Massachusetts.

WHITE HOUSE: (CALL TO ACTION!) The American Medical Association & others plan a call-in Dec. 11th to pressure the president to ban low risk, flavored vapor products, even for adults. Get your dialing fingers ready and make the calls to counter irrational and irresponsible laws!


THE MORE YOU KNOW: Are increases in vaping “reversing progress made in the decline of overall youth tobacco use?” Only if you PRETEND “even one puff in past 30 days” of a TOBACCO-FREE product is “tobacco use” and IGNORE 46.4% “current users” vaped on 5 days OR LESS!


SCIENCE-BASED POLICIES: A perspective on the youth vaping “epidemic” and flavored product use driving the flavor bans, sales restrictions, excessive taxes and 18-20 age restrictions that deny ADULTS access to effective, affordable and far safer alternatives to smoking. #QuitLying


TAKING ACTION: (MICHIGAN) Make your voice heard at the RALLY on Dec. 18th, 3PM at the Kellogg Center in Battle Creek! Signs will be provided. For more info go to: Rally

#WeVapeWeVote


NEW YORK: (HEADS UP!) The flavor ban was blocked by the lawsuit. Now, a state Health Department panel will vote on Dec. 12 @ 9:30AM to renew the ban, hoping it’s upheld in state Supreme Court in Albany County. Show up and be heard! #WeVapeWeVote

Story: NY state ban on flavored e-cigarettes set to expire before it gets enforced: What to know


MASSACHUSETTS: (HEADS UP!) Voting is Wed. on new vaping regs (& discussing already anticipated lawsuits.) Incl. ban of non-tobacco flavors, limit sale to over-21 stores & require signs warning of “dangers” of vaping products vape shops don’t even sell!

Lawmakers voting on new regulations for vaping products


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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

Find My State Info – CASAA


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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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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