Dec2016 Vapor Calls To Action
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Posted Dec 8th
Sign the Petition! —->www.atr.org/tell-trump-fire-us-surgeon-general
In a new report by the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, is calling for the inclusion of vapor in smoke-free policies and PRICE AND TAX POLICIES. We, at #notblowingsmoke, consider that a violation of the hippocratic oath he took since it will most certainly encourage youth and adults BOTH to go back to smoking instead of an alternative that has been proven to be, conservatively speaking, 95% safer than smoking. Dr. Murthy’s report ignores years of dramatic reductions in youth cigarette smoking and instead MISLEADS THE PUBLIC into believing that a much less harmful alternative presents “major health risks”. It seems obvious to us that Dr. Murthy has no objections to reversing the years of progress that have been made in curbing the use of combustible cigarettes.
As the nation’s senior public health official his term doesn’t expire until the end of 2018. With President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” however, we’re calling on Trump to deliver a simple message to Dr. Murthy: YOU’RE FIRED!
Sign the petition by ATR, which will be delivered to the president’s office, asking President Trump to FIRE the Dr. Murthy and REPLACE him with someone who actually CARES about tobacco harm reduction and saving lives. The petition link is in the profile!
Note: NOT Blowing Smoke generally does not support petitions. However, in this case as the administration is in a transitional period (and appointments and seats are still being made) there is no way to direct the messages to specific targets. The petition will be HAND DELIVERED by ATR, though, at some point in the next month. Let’s make this a message that can be heard loud and clear with the new administration.
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 …
FDA Call to Action: Submit Comments on FDA’s Proposed Regulation of Safety Packaging and Labeling for E-Cigarettes and Dissolvable Smokeless Tobacco
Update August 21, 2015: The comment deadline has been extended to September 30, 2015. DEADLINE for Comment is August 31, 2015 September 30, 2015. I. Background The FDA recently published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) requesting comments on rules about “Nicotine Exposure Warnings and Child-Resistant Packaging for Liquid Nicotine, Nicotine-Containing E-Liquid(s), and Other Tobacco Products.” As is obvious from …
The FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2015 (HR 2058), introduced by Representative Tom Cole of Oklahoma, would save the U.S. vapor industry from being decimated by improper regulations by the FDA. This bill would amend the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act to change the grandfather date for “deemed tobacco products.” This change would allow for all vapor products currently …