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)
 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
 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
 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
 #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/

 “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
 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!


If you’re on Facebook, please be sure to join your CASAA state group to help prevent anti-harm reduction laws like these from spreading through your state! Click here to find your state group: CASAA State Facebook Group List

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

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