DEC2017 Vapor Calls To Action
Happy Holidays to all VapeSlingers and Vape community! Our last CTA page for the year 2017. We hope you have found this page helpful. Please let us know. We welcome feedback on CTA and/or VapeSling® products. Reach us anytime on the contact page or firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
The most vital 2017 Vapor Call to Action for your state or local area is asking 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
VSLLC /VapersArmy updates this page daily.
VSLLC conducts daily research for new CTA’s (Calls to Action) every morning.
On occasion, one of the esteemed #2017VapeFight .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 in the past 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!
Although, most of these CTA do not pertain to VapeSling® products directly, they do affect our #VapeCommunity success. 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.
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
From CASAA president, Alex Clark:
In 2013, when I made the switch from smoking to vaping, I took the first $80 I didn’t spend on a carton of cigarettes and made a donation to CASAA. Today, I’ve donated a similar amount through #VapesGiving that I’ve saved by not smoking this week.
Even though #VapesGiving is focused on encouraging industry stakeholders to step up to the plate (i.e., “Manufacturer & Distributor Challenge”), anyone can contribute. As an added incentive, Naked 100 is matching donations dollar-for-dollar up to $190,000.
That means your contribution will be DOUBLED!
Every little bit makes a huge difference for CASAA, AVA, and the more than 20 state association participating in the VapesGiving event. If everyone who receives this email contributes just $2 through #VapesGiving, we can raise more than a quarter-million dollars for advocacy efforts across the country!
Please join me by contributing even the one or two dollars you saved today by not smoking.
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.
Your voice matters. Even if you have already reached out to your Members of Congress to Stop the Vape Ban, today is a perfect day to reinforce your previous message!
An email to your members of Congress is great – but a social media post may be even better! Elected officials pay attention to their constituents’ social media posts and comments. ACT NOW by tweeting your legislators!
We have made it easy for you to contact your Members of Congress via our website. Let them know you want to stop the virtual vape ban. The FDA deadline delays don’t stop – but merely delay many vape products potentially being pulled from the shelves.
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!
And regional CTA
The annual ECigIntelligence Vapers Survey is now open. If you can carve out 10 minutes to participate, your input will be appreciated.
CASAA and ECigIntelligence worked together to provide a survey that will aid in both out policy efforts as well as gaining a better understanding of the vaping market.
You can access the survey here
by copying and pasting this link into your browser’s address bar
Thank you for your fighting efforts!
This summer, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a new plan for vape regulations that extended some compliance deadlines.
However, not all deadlines were extended! There is a big FDA deadline nine (9) days from now (September 30th) for all e-liquid and device manufacturers to register their establishments and provide a complete listing of products. Failure to comply with this registration and product listing could result in unregistered products being pulled from the shelves. For more information, follow this link to FDA Deadline Info.
And as these deadlines approach, we still need to let Congress know that we support a common sense solution in H.R. 1136, the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017.
Even if you have already reached out to your Members of Congress regarding this issue, this would be a great time to reinforce your previous message! Visit the Stop The Vape Ban site now and let your Members of Congress know TODAY how important this issue is to you by sending an email, making a phone call and tweeting. We’ve made it easy for you to act.
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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
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(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 …
The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization with an all-volunteer board and a grassroots membership of more than two hundred thousand individuals from all walks of life, and we are growing daily. We are a consumer organization, not a trade association. We are dedicated to ensuring the availability of reduced harm alternatives to smoking and to providing smokers and non-smokers alike with honest information about those alternatives so that they can make informed choices.
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