APRIL2018 Vapor Calls To Action
- Extremely Important CTA–>Be heard on a possible FDA Flavor Ban: Submit a Comment to the Federal Register on E-liquid Flavors.
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The most vital 2018 Vapor Call to Action is this Extremely Important CTA–>Be heard on a possible FDA Flavor Ban: Submit a Comment to the Federal Register on E-liquid Flavors.
Also, Reach your state or local area Reps is asking your for HR1136 support. Unite to fight for our right to VAPE!
Write, call or both to your lawmakers
- congress.gov/members: Contact your state representatives in Congress
- House Reps by State: Contact your state representatives in the Senate
- HR1136 in PDF
2018 FDA Flavor Ban
Here are some materials you can share on social media and as flyers around town.
- Download this image to share on social media (click here)
- Download and print this flyer for shops and public bulletin boards (click here)
In addition to participating in Dr. Farsalinos’s survey, please also take some time to share your personal experience on Regulations .gov. (You may submit as many comments as you wish.)
VSLLC /VapersArmy updates this page daily.
VSLLC conducts daily research for new CTA’s (Calls to Action) to publish and alert the community.
On occasion, one of the esteemed #2018VapeFight .org’s may publish a CTA later in the day. It may pass us till the next day. Help this page—> ON IG, we have received several CTA Alerts from concerned Vapers (#VapeWarriors). We appreciate this and please continue or join in this practice. We will publish your handle when you tag us for the alert. Thank you VapersArmy!
The Vape Community is family…being part of a family means doing your part. Please advocate for Vapor as Harm reduction for you and future vapers.
CASAA notice on FDA (ANPRM) Vapor Flavors. Click here to learn more plus take action.
Posted 04.03.18 —>Thank you @afcarmona & @jenbergercoleman from IG for the alert
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Posted 03.21.18 –>Thanks to @jenbergercoleman & @a.billion.vapers for the Heads Up!
- Extremely Important CTA–>Flavor Ban: Submit a Comment to the Federal Register on E-liquid Flavors. A Rule on flavors will take place after our comments are heard. Our opinion matters and must be heard. Please submit your comment including your need for flavors to continue smoke free. Be polite in your submission. This is for real and will count tremendously. Mention every flavor you like no matter how juvenile the name. Such as Cotton Candy, Fruity Cereal or pop tart flavors. We are adults, however, many of us still enjoy flavors from our childhood. Let them know today!
- The Count for today at the FDA. See the comments already in by the Vape Community, family and friends.
There is a deadline in Congress that is quickly approaching! A federal spending bill is being discussed NOW that could also include language that protects your right to vape and tightens restrictions on youth access! But to make sure the language stays in the spending bill, you should act now and spread the word!
We need to make sure that the final appropriations bill in the Senate has the “Cole-Bishop provision” that the House of Representatives has in its version of the bill. This crucial provision protects your right to vape, keeps your favorite products on the shelves, AND includes common-sense regulations that restrict underage access to vapor products.
Even if you have already reached out to your Members of Congress to Stop the Vape Ban, it is imperative that you reinforce your previous message! They need to hear YOUR story.
Visit the Stop The Vape Ban site now and let your Members of Congress know TODAY how important this issue is to you by tweeting them or sending an e-mail!
Stop the Vape Ban
The word around Capitol Hill is that this week is the final week for lawmakers to make their decisions on final language for the US budget appropriations bill. We have until Friday, March 9th to urge officials to support a predicate date change for vapor products (section 753).
We need your help in humanizing the tobacco harm reduction movement and your story is central to this effort.
Please visit August8th.org and click on the phone icon.
Click on “Call Me” and we’ll connect you with your senators.
Points to discuss on your call with your senators:
- Briefly, share your story about how switching to vaping has helped you.
- Politely tell staff that you would like your senator to support modernizing the predicate date for vapor products.
- Make sure you thank staff for taking the time to listen to your comments.
If you get a recording, please leave a message.
Also remember to follow up with an email and a tweet. Just like making a call, we’ll connect you at August8th.org.
Thank you for your participation and support,
VTA: TELL CONGRESS TO WORK AS HARD AS YOU ARE TO KEEP E-CIGS AWAY FROM MINORS! CLICK HERE TO SEND THAT MESSAGE!
Misinformation on vapor use and marketing to youths, is everywhere.
Your concerns should be your lawmakers concerns. TAKE ACTION NOW: CLICK HERE TO SEND THAT MESSAGE!
Your support is making a difference, and your voice is being heard – but we need you to keep encouraging your Congressional officials to support this modernization of the predicate date that is included in the House version of the budget.
Please TAKE ACTION and visit the Stop The Vape Ban site now. Let your Members of Congress know TODAY how important this issue is to you by tweeting them or sending an e-mail!
Posted 02.02.18 IN – Lafayette – Stop an indoor vaping ban!
Posted 1.30.18 Thank you for the Alert @beerdog123 on IG WA – Stop vaping taxes!
Posted 1.22.18 UT – Stop an outrageous tax on vaping!
Posted 1/19/18 AK – Keep Vaping OUT of Smoking Laws! (SB 63)
IQOS: Tobacco seeks to simulate the winning vape industry with it’s own alternative. Although better than traditional cigs, it’s still smoking whatever BIG Tobacco wants you to inhale. Vape e-liquid contains no deadly tar. Tobacco does. Plus, the trust of what you are inhaling is on Big Tobacco’s hands to do their worst. Such as the 900+ chemicals included with the tobacco in cigarettes. Now in a vaping device such as used for MMJ, BIG Tobacco can attempt to create the illusion of a healthier alternative. We can only hope this format of IQOS does not fool some into continuing the deadly tobacco habit. In worse case, reverting vapers back to Big Tobacco dollars. Truly a genius move by RJ Reynolds and all in Big Tobacco. VapeWarriors are a smarter bunch, yet need to heed the warning to family and friends. IQOS is still smoking BIG TOBACCO unknown fillers not VAPING a clean e-liquid.
Take Action – Send a Message
Today, Congress will consider a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the US government through January 19, 2018. Although this CR will not contain changes to the appropriations language that addresses vapor products regulation, it is an important opportunity to send a message to Congress that we are still here and that predicate date change language must be included in the 2018 budget.
Sending this message to Congress is even more important now in the wake of rogue efforts by some in the industry who don’t understand the need to modernize the 2007 predicate date. Their fundamental misunderstanding of the Cole-Bishop language in the appropriations bill (Sec. 753) is creating confusion among our supporters and eroding relationships that have taken years to build.
Help us show Congress that we are unified in our support for changing the predicate date to August 8th, 2016 and that we are in favor of reasonable regulation that preserves consumer choice.
Take Action – Send a Message
Thank you & Happy Holidays!
CASAA Legislative Team
Today, leaders of the vapor community came together to present a unified front on the next steps for moving our agenda forward in Washington, D.C. The Unity Letter, signed by the leaders of the American Vaping Association, the Consumers for Smoke-free Alternatives Association, the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association and the Vapor Technology Association asks every member of the vapor industry and broader community to get ready to act!
Dear Members of the Vapor Community:
We write you today as a united front because the vapor industry is under attack and the future remains uncertain. We are all focused on the critical mission of making sure that Americans will continue to have access to the full range of vapor products that millions are using to quit smoking and improve our lives. We need your help to achieve this mission.
We all agree that there are short term and long term policy changes that must be made to ensure a robust vapor product industry in this country, but we are focused today on a near term step – Changing the “Predicate Date” in Congress – which will allow all products on the market before 8/8/2016 to stay on the market and remain available to consumers.
The US House of Representatives has passed an appropriations bill which contains language that would modernize the 2007 predicate date for products newly deemed to be tobacco. But the Senate has not included similar language in its version of the bill. These two conflicting pieces of legislation will be negotiated in Congress in the near future, and we are going to need EVERYONE to weigh in!
In the coming days and weeks, we will be reaching out to our respective members with additional opportunities and guidance on how you can engage with your two Senators and your Representative and urge them to modernize the predicate date for vapor products. We hope that when we call on you, you will take a few minutes to ACT to save the vapor industry.
Posted – 07.07.17 Alerted by @afcarmona
Posted – 07.05.17
Opportunities to Take Action!
Post a comment on the Citizen Petition to FDA – Take Action!
Help us send letters to HHS Secretary Tom Price – Click here for details!
A Citizen Petition has been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting that the agency issue “final guidance or regulations describing the recommended or required contents of premarket submissions…” In addition to requesting this final guidance, petitioners (NJOY et. al.) are requesting that the compliance period be extended by 24 months from the time the guidance is published. …
NEW congressional BILL: H.R.1136 – To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for a certain effective date with respect to deemed tobacco products, to provide for the establishment of product standards for vapor product batteries, to provide for regulation of vapor products, and for other purposes.
Write or call to Ask your state lawmakers to support this bill
Older but current posts
Posted Nov 7
(Please note: if you live outside of Wisconsin, please follow the directions below to print and send your letter.) Senator Ron Johnson (WI) is taking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to task over the impact of the “deeming rule” on small to medium vapor businesses across the country. Sen. Johnson, Chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental …
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