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Submit your sworn declaration to FDA

Follow this link – actnow.io/saveflavors – to learn more and submit your sworn declaration to FDA today.

Today, the Vapor Technology Association (VTA) & Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA) announced a nationwide campaign to submit Declarations to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). These will be submitted regarding the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the regulation of flavors in tobacco products.

FDA Commissioner Gottlieb recently announced a 30-day extension of time, enabling consumers to submit their Declarations until July 19th, 2018. Self-proclaimed public health groups have already rallied their members to submit hundreds of thousands of comments in support of increased regulation. It’s time for vapers to STEP UP, SPEAK UP, and push back on these baseless assertions.

FDA is seeking information to inform their future regulatory actions regarding flavors – this is OUR FINAL CHANCE to impact FDA’s thinking before it considers proposing flavor-related regulations.

Commissioner Gottlieb has repeatedly told consumers that their “personal stories are important to me.”  So, if you are a vaper, it’s time to make your voice heard and share YOUR story of how flavors helped you reduce or quit smoking cigarettes.

The Commissioner has also referred to your stories as “anecdotes” – which are regarded as unreliable or hearsay.  But, your story is NOT an anecdote! Your story is your life!

VTA & CASAA are organizing the tens of thousands of smokers and former smokers like you to share your side of the story by providing FDA with comments in favor of flavored e-cigarette products for adult consumers.

It is critical that FDA regulators hear YOUR story before the comment period ends. Together, we have developed an easy to use system to submit official Declarations to FDA. This simple, fill-in-the-blank system will allow you to quickly prepare your submission with just a few clicks and a few keystrokes.

By making a legal Declaration, you are standing up for your right to legally use and purchase flavored vapor products that have helped you and millions of other adult consumers trying to move away from combustible cigarettes.

Follow this link – actnow.io/saveflavors – to learn more and submit your sworn declaration to FDA today.

Thank you for all you do to defend vapor, and let’s fight this fight together!

 

Alex Clark

CEO, CASAA

 

JUNE2018 Vapor Calls To Action

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JUNE2018 Vapor Calls To Action

All CTA posted by date below

We hope you find this page helpful. Please let us know. We welcome feedback on CTA and/or VapeSling® products.

Reach us anytime on the contact page or custinput@vapesling.com, or vapersarmy@vapesling.com.

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

2018 FDA Flavor Ban

Here are some materials you can share on social media and as flyers around town.

VSLLC /VapersArmy Daily Updates

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.

Vital 2018 Vapor Call to Action is –>Be heard on a possible FDA Flavor Ban: Submit a Comment to the Federal Register on E-liquid Flavors.

Posted 06.22.18

Today, the Vapor Technology Association (VTA) & Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA) announced a nationwide campaign to submit Declarations to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). These will be submitted regarding the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the regulation of flavors in tobacco products.

Follow this link – actnow.io/saveflavors – to learn more and submit your sworn declaration to FDA today.

Posted 6/25/18

 

 

Posted 06.16.18

Posted 06.02.18

NY – Stop a Flavor Ban before it Starts!

Posted 05.31.18

 

Posted 05.23.18

VT – Help stop a tax on vaping!

Posted 05.17.18

IL – Three bills would deny adult access to life-saving vapor products!

Posted 05.14.18 Thanks to IG’s @hell_wolfie for the alert.

VT – Help stop a tax on vaping!

Posted 05.10.18

 

Posted 05.04.18

The FDA is Coming – Vapor Business

Posted 05.0.18 —>Thank you @afcarmona & @jenbergercoleman from IG. Also Les Leung for the alert

Last day May 1st: A Survey just for Users of Vapor Products.

This study is performed for research purposes only, with the purpose of publishing the findings in scientific journals, presenting them in conferences and informing FDA regulators. Your replies will be used solely for the stated purpose and for no other study for which you have not previously been informed and give your consent.

Posted 04.24.18

NJ – Gov. Murphy is proposing a MASSIVE tax on vaping starting in FY 2019

Posted 04.20.18

MN – Stop an outrageous tax hike on vaping!

Posted 04.13.18

CASAA notice on FDA (ANPRM) Vapor Flavors. Click here to learn more plus take action.

Posted 04.09.18

FL – Stop an Anti-Vaping amendment in the state’s constitution!

Posted 04.03.18 —>Thank you @afcarmona & @jenbergercoleman from IG for the alert

A Survey just for Users of Vapor Products.

This study is performed for research purposes only, with the purpose of publishing the findings in scientific journals, presenting them in conferences and informing regulators. Your replies will be used solely for the stated purpose and for no other study for which you have not previously been informed and give your consent.

Posted 4/2/18

Posted 03.21.18 –>Thanks to @jenbergercoleman & @a.billion.vapers for the Heads Up!

 

Posted 03.12.18

MN – St. Peter – Stop tobacco AND vapor 21!

Posted 03.6.18

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!

Click to Email Click to EmailThank you for your continued support!

Stop the Vape Ban
http://www.stopthevapeban.com/

 

From CASAA:

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:

  1. Briefly, share your story about how switching to vaping has helped you.
  2. Politely tell staff that you would like your senator to support modernizing the predicate date for vapor products.
  3. 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,

Alex Clark

CEO, CASAA

Posted 03.5.18

IL – Bolingbrook – Stop Tobacco and Vapor 21!

Posted 03.2.18

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!

For Details, please click here.

Posted 02.19.18

 

Posted 02.15.18

 

Posted 02.08.18

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!

Click to Email Click to Email

Thank you for your continued support!

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)

Posted 1.12.18 VapeWarriors and Vape Shop Owners: Download your Stop The Vape Ban Posters here

Posted 1/4/18

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.

IQOS
IQOS

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.

The timeline includes links to articles, patents, court decisions, and many other resources to give a comprehensive history of this revolutionary alternative to combustible tobacco.

Vapor Calls To Action

JOIN CASAA. By joining CASAA, you will become plugged into an advocacy network.

VTA Webinar: Proper Vapor Marketing

VTA Webinar: Proper Vapor Marketing

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Unacceptable Marketing will be just that, come August 10th, 2018

Dear VapeWarrior/VapeSlinger,

We’re sorry you weren’t able to attend our webinar. It was very well received and we are going to do a follow up to address MORE of the questions that were asked.

Many of you have asked to watch the recording and can do so using the link below. Also, if you want to download the documents, visit www.SaveVapor.org/Guidance.

Also, please make sure that you are signed up for our mailing list so that you can stay up to date on future webinars. You can sign up either at www.vaportechnology.org or www.SaveVapor.org.

Thank you for your interest!

Tony Abboud
Executive Director
Vapor Technology Association

Watch Recording

Please send your questions, comments and feedback to: abboud@vaportechnology.org.

The FDA is Coming – Vapor Business

SFATAWebinar

The FDA is Coming – Vapor Business

The FDA is Coming – Vapor Business Watch the SFATA Recorded Video Webinar here

Please skip to the 9 minute marker, while waiting for attendees

SFATAWebinar
SFATA The FDA is Coming
The Webinar provides Comprehensive guidance for retail and manufacturing compliance regarding FDA regulations and inspections. Extremely important information for all in the Vapor industry. Also an interesting watch for vapers and what to expect at your Vape Stores/online sales.

Shared by VapeSling LLC/VapersArmy for all VapeWarriors to Learn, Educate and Activate

VapeSling® 2018

MAY2018 Vapor Calls To Action

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All CTA posted by date below

We hope you find this page helpful. Please let us know. We welcome feedback on CTA and/or VapeSling® products.

Reach us anytime on the contact page or custinput@vapesling.com, or vapersarmy@vapesling.com.

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

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.

Vital 2018 Vapor Call to Action is –>Be heard on a possible FDA Flavor Ban: Submit a Comment to the Federal Register on E-liquid Flavors.

Posted 05.31.18

 

 

Posted 05.23.18

VT – Help stop a tax on vaping!

Posted 05.17.18

IL – Three bills would deny adult access to life-saving vapor products!

Posted 05.14.18 Thanks to IG’s @hell_wolfie for the alert.

VT – Help stop a tax on vaping!

Posted 05.10.18

 

Posted 05.04.18

The FDA is Coming – Vapor Business

Posted 05.0.18 —>Thank you @afcarmona & @jenbergercoleman from IG. Also Les Leung for the alert

Last day May 1st: A Survey just for Users of Vapor Products.

This study is performed for research purposes only, with the purpose of publishing the findings in scientific journals, presenting them in conferences and informing FDA regulators. Your replies will be used solely for the stated purpose and for no other study for which you have not previously been informed and give your consent.

Posted 04.24.18

NJ – Gov. Murphy is proposing a MASSIVE tax on vaping starting in FY 2019

Posted 04.20.18

MN – Stop an outrageous tax hike on vaping!

Posted 04.13.18

CASAA notice on FDA (ANPRM) Vapor Flavors. Click here to learn more plus take action.

Posted 04.09.18

FL – Stop an Anti-Vaping amendment in the state’s constitution!

Posted 04.03.18 —>Thank you @afcarmona & @jenbergercoleman from IG for the alert

A Survey just for Users of Vapor Products.

This study is performed for research purposes only, with the purpose of publishing the findings in scientific journals, presenting them in conferences and informing regulators. Your replies will be used solely for the stated purpose and for no other study for which you have not previously been informed and give your consent.

Posted 4/2/18

Posted 03.21.18 –>Thanks to @jenbergercoleman & @a.billion.vapers for the Heads Up!

 

Posted 03.12.18

MN – St. Peter – Stop tobacco AND vapor 21!

Posted 03.6.18

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!

Click to Email Click to EmailThank you for your continued support!

Stop the Vape Ban
http://www.stopthevapeban.com/

 

From CASAA:

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:

  1. Briefly, share your story about how switching to vaping has helped you.
  2. Politely tell staff that you would like your senator to support modernizing the predicate date for vapor products.
  3. 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,

Alex Clark

CEO, CASAA

Posted 03.5.18

IL – Bolingbrook – Stop Tobacco and Vapor 21!

Posted 03.2.18

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!

For Details, please click here.

Posted 02.19.18

 

Posted 02.15.18

 

Posted 02.08.18

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!

Click to Email Click to Email

Thank you for your continued support!

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)

Posted 1.12.18 VapeWarriors and Vape Shop Owners: Download your Stop The Vape Ban Posters here

Posted 1/4/18

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.

IQOS
IQOS

 

Posted 12/21/17

CASAA
From CASAA

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

Posted 12.11.17

 

UNITED FRONT

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!

“December 11, 2017

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.

Thank you!”

DOWNLOAD THE UNITY LETTER HERE!

Posted – 07.07.17 Alerted by @afcarmona

FDA – Comment NOW on proposed–unrealistic–standard for smokeless tobacco

Posted – 07.05.17

Opportunities to Take Action!

Posted 5/26/17

Delay the FDA – Comment on the Citizen Petition today!

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. …

Delay the FDA – Comment on the Citizen Petition today!

Posted 4/16/17

Posted 4/12/17

Fire The U.S. Surgeon General. Unacceptable Anti-Vapor Propaganda Video

Urge your representative to co-sponsor HR 1136! Click Here

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

Cole/Bishop bill in it’s entirety

 

Older but current posts

Answer Ron Johnson

Seal-of-Wisconsin

  (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 …

Read More »

About CASAA

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.

The timeline includes links to articles, patents, court decisions, and many other resources to give a comprehensive history of this revolutionary alternative to combustible tobacco.

Vapor Calls To Action

JOIN CASAA. By joining CASAA, you will become plugged into an advocacy network.

APRIL2018 Vapor Calls To Action

VapersArmy

APRIL2018 Vapor Calls To Action

We hope you find this page helpful. Please let us know. We welcome feedback on CTA and/or VapeSling® products.

Reach us anytime on the contact page or custinput@vapesling.com, or vapersarmy@vapesling.com.

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

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.

Posted 04.24.18

NJ – Gov. Murphy is proposing a MASSIVE tax on vaping starting in FY 2019

Posted 04.20.18

MN – Stop an outrageous tax hike on vaping!

Posted 04.13.18

CASAA notice on FDA (ANPRM) Vapor Flavors. Click here to learn more plus take action.

Posted 04.09.18

FL – Stop an Anti-Vaping amendment in the state’s constitution!

Posted 04.03.18 —>Thank you @afcarmona & @jenbergercoleman from IG for the alert

A Survey just for Users of Vapor Products.

This study is performed for research purposes only, with the purpose of publishing the findings in scientific journals, presenting them in conferences and informing regulators. Your replies will be used solely for the stated purpose and for no other study for which you have not previously been informed and give your consent.

Posted 4/2/18

Posted 03.21.18 –>Thanks to @jenbergercoleman & @a.billion.vapers for the Heads Up!

 

Posted 03.12.18

MN – St. Peter – Stop tobacco AND vapor 21!

Posted 03.6.18

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!

Click to Email Click to EmailThank you for your continued support!

Stop the Vape Ban
http://www.stopthevapeban.com/

 

From CASAA:

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:

  1. Briefly, share your story about how switching to vaping has helped you.
  2. Politely tell staff that you would like your senator to support modernizing the predicate date for vapor products.
  3. 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,

Alex Clark

CEO, CASAA

Posted 03.5.18

IL – Bolingbrook – Stop Tobacco and Vapor 21!

Posted 03.2.18

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!

For Details, please click here.

Posted 02.19.18

 

Posted 02.15.18

 

Posted 02.08.18

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!

Click to Email Click to Email

Thank you for your continued support!

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)

Posted 1.12.18 VapeWarriors and Vape Shop Owners: Download your Stop The Vape Ban Posters here

Posted 1/4/18

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.

IQOS
IQOS

 

Posted 12/21/17

CASAA
From CASAA

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

Posted 12.11.17

 

UNITED FRONT

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!

“December 11, 2017

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.

Thank you!”

DOWNLOAD THE UNITY LETTER HERE!

Posted – 07.07.17 Alerted by @afcarmona

FDA – Comment NOW on proposed–unrealistic–standard for smokeless tobacco

Posted – 07.05.17

Opportunities to Take Action!

Posted 5/26/17

Delay the FDA – Comment on the Citizen Petition today!

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. …

Delay the FDA – Comment on the Citizen Petition today!

Posted 4/16/17

Posted 4/12/17

Fire The U.S. Surgeon General. Unacceptable Anti-Vapor Propaganda Video

Urge your representative to co-sponsor HR 1136! Click Here

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

Cole/Bishop bill in it’s entirety

 

Older but current posts

Answer Ron Johnson

Seal-of-Wisconsin

  (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 …

Read More »

About CASAA

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.

The timeline includes links to articles, patents, court decisions, and many other resources to give a comprehensive history of this revolutionary alternative to combustible tobacco.

Vapor Calls To Action

JOIN CASAA. By joining CASAA, you will become plugged into an advocacy network.

New Film Released by Aaron Biebert of AbillionLivesFilm

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New Film Released by Aaron Biebert of AbillionLivesFilm
New Film Released Today!
Click above to watch our new film

One of my big regrets while making A Billion Lives was that we did not interview many smokers. Just like many people in the field of tobacco control, I was a non-smoker who tried to help smokers I didn’t understand.

I’m thankful for what happened with the A Billion Lives movement (thanks for joining it), but there is still so much work to be done. I was naive about how simple it would be to help the situation.

Today in front of a group of global philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and the media, we just had a private premiere of my new short film “Global Confusion” in Washington D.C.

This email is the public premiere. It is now free to the public:

Facebook (Please share/like/comment)
YouTube (Please share/embed on your website)
Twitter (Please retweet)

Thanks to the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, we were able to travel to 13 countries and speak with the actual people we’re trying to help.
It was eye opening.
In addition, I also shot a series of portraits around the world with those I interviewed. You can see my photography work and look at the ground-breaking new polling data that was released today in conjuction with our new film on SmokeFreeWorld.org.
Let me know what you think!
Talk soon,
Aaron

KEEP E-CIGS AWAY FROM MINORS!

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TELL CONGRESS TO WORK AS HARD AS YOU ARE TO KEEP E-CIGS AWAY FROM MINORS!

CLICK HERE TO SEND THAT MESSAGE!

All,

The time to act is now.  The bi-partisan Cole-Bishop Amendment in Congress has passed the House as Section 753 of the House Agriculture Appropriations bill.  This language that VTA and the rest of the vapor industry have been fighting for will save vapor products for adults by ensuring that they are not wiped out of the market.

Right now, Congressional leaders are discussing the full scope of FY2018 Appropriations bills that will be agreed upon by the House and Senate and whether Section 753 will be in the final package.

Given all the attention being paid to the issue of minors getting access to vapor products, this is the perfect time for our industry to demand passage of the Cole-Bishop Amendment which will ensure that vapor products remain available to adult smokers desperately trying to quit and which also will take concrete steps to protect youth.

But, unless they hear from everyone NOW they may not even know that they have the chance to protect teens with the common-sense changes that are designed to limit teen exposure to marketing and keep vapor products away from them. For example, the amendment:

  • Bans print advertising in all but adult-only publications;
  • Bans self-service displays in stores;
  • Bans sales of e-cigarettes in vending machines; and
  • Bans sales of e-cigarettes in kiosks.

In addition, the bill requires FDA to start a rulemaking process on characterizing flavors at some point in the next 12 months, and it also requires labels to boldly warn “Keep Out of Reach of Children” and “Underage Sale is Prohibited” and to state accurate nicotine content.

So, the question for your Senators and Representatives is: “Why wouldn’t you pass these common-sense restrictions that will protect minors in all 50 states!”

Our industry works hard to prevent minors from accessing our products.  Now, we need Congress to work as hard as you are!

CLICK HERE TO SEND THAT MESSAGE!

Our system allows you to e-mail your representatives, tag them on Facebook and Twitter, or get a call patched-through for you to their office.  You can do one or all of them.  The key is to get your voice heard!

Let them hear why it is so important to save vapor and protect youth by passing the bi-partisan Cole-Bishop Amendment!

Thank you!

Tony Abboud
Executive Director
Vapor Technology Association

 

MAR2018 Vapor Calls To Action

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MAR2018 Vapor Calls To Action

We hope you find this page helpful. Please let us know. We welcome feedback on CTA and/or VapeSling® products. Reach us anytime on the contact page or custinput@vapesling.com, or vapersarmy@vapesling.com.

The most vital 2018 Vapor Call to Action for your state or local area is asking your Reps 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

VapeWarriors and Vape Shop Owners: Download your Stop The Vape Ban Posters here

VSLLC /VapersArmy updates this page daily.

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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.

Posted 4/2/18

 

 

Posted 03.21.18 –>Thanks to @jenbergercoleman & @a.billion.vapers for the Heads Up!

 

Posted 03.12.18

MN – St. Peter – Stop tobacco AND vapor 21!

Posted 03.6.18

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!

Click to Email Click to EmailThank you for your continued support!

Stop the Vape Ban
http://www.stopthevapeban.com/

 

From CASAA:

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:

  1. Briefly, share your story about how switching to vaping has helped you.
  2. Politely tell staff that you would like your senator to support modernizing the predicate date for vapor products.
  3. 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,

Alex Clark

CEO, CASAA

Posted 03.5.18

IL – Bolingbrook – Stop Tobacco and Vapor 21!

Posted 03.2.18

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! 

For Details, please click here.

Posted 02.19.18

 

Posted 02.15.18

 

Posted 02.08.18

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!

Click to Email Click to Email

Thank you for your continued support!

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)

Posted 1.12.18 VapeWarriors and Vape Shop Owners: Download your Stop The Vape Ban Posters here

Posted 1/4/18

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.

IQOS
IQOS

 

Posted 12/21/17

CASAA
From CASAA

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

Posted 12.11.17

 

UNITED FRONT

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!

“December 11, 2017

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.

Thank you!”

DOWNLOAD THE UNITY LETTER HERE!

Posted – 07.07.17 Alerted by @afcarmona

FDA – Comment NOW on proposed–unrealistic–standard for smokeless tobacco

Posted – 07.05.17

Opportunities to Take Action!

Posted 5/26/17

Delay the FDA – Comment on the Citizen Petition today!

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. …

Delay the FDA – Comment on the Citizen Petition today!

Posted 4/16/17

Posted 4/12/17

Fire The U.S. Surgeon General. Unacceptable Anti-Vapor Propaganda Video

Urge your representative to co-sponsor HR 1136! Click Here

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

Cole/Bishop bill in it’s entirety

 

Older but current posts

Answer Ron Johnson

Seal-of-Wisconsin

  (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 …

Read More »

About CASAA

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.

The timeline includes links to articles, patents, court decisions, and many other resources to give a comprehensive history of this revolutionary alternative to combustible tobacco.

Vapor Calls To Action

JOIN CASAA. By joining CASAA, you will become plugged into an advocacy network.

Save Vape: Tweet and email Your Lawmakers Today

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Save Vape: Tweet and email Your Lawmakers Today

Have you been following the federal budget negotiations happening in Washington? Did you know that there are potential implications to the Vape Industry included in the conversations??

The U.S. House of Representative’s version of the bill includes language that would change the cutoff predicate date for vapor products from 2007 to 2016, and would allow those products which were already on the market in 2016 to remain on the market!

This move will save the vape products that are facing removal from the marketplace and will Stop The Vape Ban.

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!

Click to Email Click to Email

Thank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,

Stop the Vape Ban
http://www.stopthevapeban.com/