FLAVORED VAPOR: IN RESPONSE TO FDA ANPRM

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VTA SUBMITS FULL SCIENTIFIC DEFENSE OF FLAVORED VAPOR
IN RESPONSE TO FDA ANPRM

July 21, 2018 –  On July 19, 2018, the Vapor Technology Association submitted VTA’s Comments on the FDA’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Flavors, Docket No. 2017-N-6565.  VTA put itself in a position to present to FDA a scientific defense of flavors in ENDS products after engaging scientific experts to review, assess, and analyze all of the peer-reviewed scientific research on flavors and vapor products.

This intensive analysis – which had to be completed in very short order – required a significant amount of resources, a decision that was made by VTA’s Board of Directors which understood the importance of making the strongest possible case based on science to defend flavors in vapor products.  VTA wants to thank its regulatory counsel, Eric Heyer, Thompson Hine, LLC for his and the firm’s extensive work on VTA’s comments to the flavor ANPRM.  The professionalism, responsiveness, and attention to detail by counsel enabled us to present a thoughtful, clear, balanced, and forceful defense of flavors in vapor products.

SUMMARY OF COMMENTS

First, VTA framed the issues for FDA’s analysis explaining that the uniqueness of ENDS products in the overall discussion of this ANPRM requires that FDA examine vapor products differently and impose on itself a higher standard of scientific certainty before taking any action to regulate flavored vapor. As part of that analysis, VTA reviewed the well-known conclusions about the relative safety of vapor products, the unique position that vapor products occupy on the risk continuum, and the unique attributes of vapor products that distinguish them – and any policy related to flavors – from combustible tobacco products.

Second, VTA presented the scientifically based arguments for how and why flavors are helping adult smokers reduce and quit smoking combustible cigarettes.  VTA presented the key studies and surveys demonstrating that flavors are a key factor in cessation and, as importantly, VTA demonstrated the many scientific failings of the only studies that try to deny that flavors assist with cessation, explaining to FDA why those studies can carry no scientific weight.

Third, VTA presented the scientifically based arguments for why the concern of a “gateway” to cigarette smoking is entirely misinformed – emphasizing that there is no reliable science which could justify limiting flavors because of youth or adult initiation.

Fourth, VTA explained that the existing toxicological evidence on flavors and vapor products is simply underdeveloped and does not provide a basis for regulating flavors.  This is especially true when FDA is required to balance the interests of the potential adverse consequences, such as the real likelihood of smokers relapsing, the continued sale of unregulated products on the black market or the rapid expansion of an unregulated DIY market.

Finally, VTA encouraged FDA to consider the fact that we have many tools that can be deployed and strengthened to continue the rapid decline in youth vaping and emphasized the importance of the VTA Marketing Standards being adopted to further that goal.  In contrast, VTA noted that, other than vapor technologies, we simply do not have meaningful tools to help adult smokers quit, especially given the poor track record of existing NRTs that have had every marketing and regulatory advantage.  In other words, FDA cannot take any precipitous action to limit flavors in vapor products since that would simply remove what is proving to be an important tool in the smoker’s arsenal for reducing or quitting cigarettes.

HIGHLIGHTS OF VTA QUOTES
AND CONCLUSIONS

A review of the Table of Contents provides a full overview of the arguments and conclusions presented by VTA, but here are a few highlights from the lengthy submission from VTA.

FDA HAS NO SCIENTIFIC BASIS TO LIMIT FLAVORED VAPOR; VAPOR UNIQUENESS DEMANDS SCIENTIFIC CERTAINTY BEFORE REGULATION

“Based on VTA’s review of the peer-reviewed research on the role of tobacco and non-tobacco flavors in ENDS, FDA does not have a sound scientific basis upon which to issue a product standard or otherwise restrict the sale or distribution of any ENDS flavor.”

“For the sake of both individual and public health, FDA must examine the role of flavors in ENDS products differently than any other product under consideration and why FDA should impose on itself the highest standard of scientific certainty before it acts to regulate or limit ENDS flavors in any way at this time.”

“In light of the predictable harms that would result to former, current, and future smokers if access to non-tobacco flavored ENDS were restricted, FDA should demand of itself the highest level of scientific evidence before considering potentially restricting access to ENDS products.”

“Because the proven health risks associated with ENDS products are so low and the potential benefits of such products are so high, FDA should demand of itself the most rigorous scientific standard of certainty before considering any product standard or other restriction on the sale of flavored ENDS products.”

FDA MUST EXAMINE AND TREAT VAPOR PRODUCTS DIFFERENTLY THAN COMBUSTIBLES

“FDA must resist the temptation to lump together ENDS products with combusted tobacco products since doing so serves no meaningful scientific or policy objective when evaluating completely different types of products – one, an organic agricultural product that is combusted, and the other a consumer electronic that delivers a vapor which contains zero tobacco – the only common attribute of which is nicotine.”

“In addition to taking into account the accepted scientific conclusions that vapor products are demonstrably safer than combustible cigarettes, FDA also must take into account the place that ENDS products occupy on the opposite end of the risk continuum from combustible cigarettes – a place occupied by the products that deliver nicotine without combustion and in the absence of any tobacco.”

“Although ENDS are encompassed in the Tobacco Control Act’s broad legal definition of “tobacco products,” they differ markedly from virtually every other product covered by that definition in multiple meaningful ways and so must also be treated differently as a matter of FDA policy.”

“It is clear that ENDS products cannot be viewed through the same policy prism as characterizing flavors in other tobacco products, including cigarettes.”

“If nothing else underscores the fundamental difference between ENDS products and tobacco products, it is the fact that the naturally occurring flavor of e-liquids prior to the introduction of flavorings is NOT tobacco because ENDS e-liquids do not contain tobacco. […] This distinction is important because many of the presumptions that FDA may have in connection with why flavors are added to combustible products do not apply to ENDS products.”

“As noted in various studies, and as is obvious from a cursory review of the marketplace, there is a wide selection of ENDS products on the market with varying levels of nicotine.  This empowers the ENDS user with the ability to choose the amount of nicotine at which they start and, most importantly, choose lower levels of nicotine – including zero nicotine – as they mature in their use of ENDS.  This fact makes ENDS products entirely unique from all of the other products subject to this ANPRM and again requires FDA to be circumspect about limiting its availability.”

FLAVORED VAPOR HELPS ADULTS QUIT

“[A] strong trend in the scientific literature supports the proposition that the availability of a wide variety of non-tobacco flavors in nicotine-containing e-liquids used in ENDS products further bolsters smoking cessation and promotes larger numbers of smokers to permanently transition to less harmful ENDS products.  Rather than merely help sell more products, the availability of non-tobacco flavors in ENDS products actually advances the public health goals of reducing reliance on harmful combustible cigarettes and improving smoking cessation rates.”

“The existing reliable scientific literature on flavors and ENDS products-including longitudinal analyses, survey data, and experimental studies-trends strongly in favor of the conclusion that access to a wide variety of flavors-and particularly non-tobacco flavors-plays a critical role in encouraging cessation among existing smokers and preventing relapse.”

THERE IS NO GATEWAY TO SMOKING ASSOCIATED WITH FLAVORED VAPOR

“There is no reliable literature that concludes that the availability of non-tobacco flavors in ENDS products makes more likely any gateway effect of progression from ENDS to cigarettes.  In the end, as Dr. Rigotti clarified from the NASEM Report, the “enormous amount of ecological data” makes it “hard to argue that there is a gateway there.”

“Any regulatory action that would restrict access to non-tobacco flavors on the basis that they attract youth to ENDS would be premature and any such action undertaken on the theory that such flavors promote a gateway effect to combustible cigarettes would be entirely without any scientific basis.”

“The predictable adverse public health effects of limiting access to non-tobacco-flavored ENDS products would far outweigh any speculative public health benefit.  Consideration of the health effects associated with flavors in ENDS products also weighs against any product standard that would limit access to such products.”

ON BALANCE, FDA MUST PROTECT ENDS AND PROMOTE FLAVORED VAPOR

“The balancing of interests with respect to flavored ENDS products is relatively easy for FDA:  FDA must prioritize helping the adult smoker desperately trying to switch to noncombusted products like ENDS.  The short term individual benefits of ENDS have been recognized by NASEM, the relative safety when compared to deadly combustible cigarettes has been heralded by public health experts in the U.S. and around the world, and the potential long-term benefits are so critical to the public health of our nation that these considerations dramatically outweigh the speculative concern about initiation, no matter how much it may be sensationalized.”

“Never before has a revolutionary consumer technology offered an alternative pathway to cessation. […] Moreover, it is clear that ENDS products are so uniquely situated amongst all other “tobacco products” that FDA must recognize the ground-breaking tool that they offer FDA to achieve one of its biggest public health missions: eliminating cigarette smoking.  With that goal at the forefront of all considerations, the balancing of interests in favor of ENDS products and flavors is easy.”

If you have any questions regarding the VTA’s defense of flavors, please feel free to reach out.

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

Tony Abboud

Executive Director
Vapor Technology Association

 

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VapeSling LLC is a Nevada, USA based company. All our employees are proud members of The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA), The Vaping Militia and the National Vapers Club (NVC); three organizations that further encourage ex-smokers to continue smoke-free lifestyles through scientific research on electronic cigarettes, education about vaping and vaping products, as well as help protect vaper rights through activism on the local, state, and federal levels. We also donate to .orgs such as NBS, and we hope you will too.

We created a VapersArmy on InstaGram that spread the word of justice for vapers. We furthermore, post every single CTA that exists currently on our dedicated web page –> Calls To Action – Vapor Products. We update this the daily in addition to update news posts under latest news. All vapers have access. No one has an excuse to not fight for Vaper Rights. Before this author goes on a rant about sheeple, we will move on.

On several occasions, VapeSling staff members have taken action on issues directly affecting our vaping community such as contacting several of our local Nevada politicians as well as the President himself. We encountered most favorable responses from Senator of Nevada, Dean Heller and recently Representative of Nevada Joe Heck . If you are a local to Nevada, please contact them to express your vaping concerns and relay any call to action from vaping advocate groups, clubs and associations. Furthermore, thank and support Joe Heck and Dean Heller by voting for their renewed services on election day.

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Unified Vapor Battle Update: Dec 20

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FROM THE VTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS on the Unified Vapor Battle Update: Dec 20

On December 11, 2017, VTA along with the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (“CASAA”), the American Vaping Association (“AVA”), and the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (“SFATA”), issued our Unified Front Letter to the vapor industry advising that the time was close to step up and support our call to action to change the predicate date, as part of the pending FY 2018 Appropriations process.

That same day, the American E-Liquid Manufacturing Standards Association (“AEMSA”) announced that it had taken a remarkable unilateral action that directly conflicted with the will of the overwhelming majority of the vapor industry.  Specifically, AEMSA announced that it sent a letter to House and Senate leaders in the United States Congress, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, directly attacking a legitimate and important legislative strategy that VTA and every other advocacy organization has been pursuing for the past three years.  In so doing, AEMSA purported to speak on behalf of the entire vapor industry in declaring to Congressional leaders that it would be a mistake to change the predicate date, and claiming that our industry doesn’t need additional short-term relief.  In sending their letter, AEMSA demonstrated a complete disregard of the powerful Members of Congress who have graciously stepped forward to champion our industry.

In an effort to mitigate whatever damage AEMSA’s letter may have caused, we were pleased send a Unified Vapor industry letter, from VTA, AVA, CASAA and SFATA, encouraging our Congressional leaders to do the right thing and change the predicate date.  Here are examples of the Unified Vapor Letter (House) and the Unified Vapor Letter (Senate) that VTA’s team delivered to the Hill on December 14, 2017.

Individuals and groups may disagree on policy and strategy.  However, nothing gives one group license to undermine years of important relationship building and issue building in Congress simply because it has a “strong belief” in another approach.  Similarly, nothing justifies one group tearing down a legitimate legislative strategy that could be enormously beneficial to small and mid-sized companies right now, based on the notion that they have a better idea and might be able to secure something better at some point in the distant future.

So, if someone tells you their way is better, if they promise a “permanent” fix, if they tell you that they can solve your entire problem, or tell you that they are going to take vapor out of the Tobacco Control Act, that’s great.  Just make sure you ask all the hard questions like, what is the strategy, who is the team that will execute it, how are you going to generate support in the House and Senate, and where are the funds coming from to make it happen? Absent answers to these questions, you are just being offered ideas and words.

To that end, our fights are not ideological and not hypothetical.  They are real, they are present, and the clock is ticking.  Effective advocacy requires that we engage in strategies that can bring relief to our industry, engage in battles that are winnable, and that we build on prior success.  Our industry does not have the luxury of hope. We are in a pitched battle and if we are repeatedly distracted from singularly focusing on our real enemies, we’ll wake up one day with a basket full of beliefs but no believers in government.

As we look forward to another year, we invite all of you to join our continuing efforts to level the playing field and secure a bright future for the vapor industry in the U.S. by working simultaneously with Congress and the Administration.  For more information on why this one prong of our multi-pronged strategy is important to small, mid-sized and large companies alike, please read our Changing the Predicate Date Summary and FAQ.

Thank you,

VTA Board of Directors

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Vape Advocacy/Activism

VapeSling LLC is a Nevada, USA based company. All our employees are proud members of The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA), The Vaping Militia and the National Vapers Club (NVC); three organizations that further encourage ex-smokers to continue smoke-free lifestyles through scientific research on electronic cigarettes, education about vaping and vaping products, as well as help protect vaper rights through activism on the local, state, and federal levels. We also donate to .orgs such as NBS, and we hope you will too.

We created a VapersArmy on InstaGram that spread the word of justice for vapers. We furthermore, post every single CTA that exists currently on our dedicated web page –> Calls To Action – Vapor Products. We update this the daily in addition to update news posts under latest news. All vapers have access. No one has an excuse to not fight for Vaper Rights. Before this author goes on a rant about sheeple, we will move on.

On several occasions, VapeSling staff members have taken action on issues directly affecting our vaping community such as contacting several of our local Nevada politicians as well as the President himself. We encountered most favorable responses from Senator of Nevada, Dean Heller and recently Representative of Nevada Joe Heck . If you are a local to Nevada, please contact them to express your vaping concerns and relay any call to action from vaping advocate groups, clubs and associations. Furthermore, thank and support Joe Heck and Dean Heller by voting for their renewed services on election day.

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VapeSling®: American Made

All VapeSling® models are “Made in the USA” with premium U.S. made materials. The VapeSling® breakthrough concept was born from e-cig/mod portability problems encountered with hand carry, pockets, pouches, belt clips, and all other available forms of e-cig/Mod portability. VapeSling® uses a unique Patent Pending concept which allows the user to carry, vape, and move. VapeSling® users can vape while their e-cig/mod is attached to their VapeSling®. Whether on the move or relaxing on a couch, a #VapeSlinger can carry their e-cig/mod comfortably, securely, and always ready to vape. No retrieving or re-deposits of your e-cig/Mod into any case, pouch, bag or pockets. No more devices falling to the ground. The VapeSling innovation has withstood the test of time by thousands of VapeSlingers. Enjoying CARRY.VAPE.MOVE. for 3 years since 2014. All device sizes, weights and shapes (Box, Cylindrical, etc.) will fit securely on your VapeSling® e-cig/Mod Holder.

Lastly, our USPTO patent will grant in 2017. Filed in 2014, our USPTO NPA is finally on the examiners desk.

For more info, visit the this page—> VapeSling® E-cig/Mod/Vape Holder

Begin enjoying “hands free” carry, while vaping on the go. Get your VapeSling® today!

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NOV2017 Vapor Calls To Action

VapersArmy

NOV2017 Vapor Calls To Action

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

HR1136 in PDF

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 11.10.17

IL – Elk Grove Village – Stop Tobacco 21!

Posted 11.3.17

VapeWarriors,

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

or

by copying and pasting this link into your browser’s address bar

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VapeSurveyECI17

Thank you for your fighting efforts!

Posted 10.2.17

 

 

Posted 9.25.17

Robbinsdale, MN – Take Action to oppose a Tobacco (and #vapor) 21 law!

Posted 9.21.17

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.

Click to CallClick to EmailClick to EmailThank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,

Stop the Vape Ban Team

Posted – 09.12.17

Detroit Lakes, MN – Local Alert! Take action to stop Tobacco and Vapor 21

Posted – 09.10.17

CT – Gov. Malloy’s Budget “Compromise” Contains an Outrageous Vapor Tax!

Posted – 08.28.17

PA – Stop a tax hike on vaping!

HR 1136 gains early co-sponsors. Take a moment to say THANK YOU!

Posted – 08.11.17

Posted – 08.10.17

Stop the Vape Ban, write your local News

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a new plan for regulations that extend some compliance deadlines.  The good news is that it gives the vape industry more time to prepare for the looming application deadlines.

The Bad News is that it doesn’t change the onerous and burdensome premarket tobacco application (PMTA) that will still lead to a virtual vape ban. Unfortunately, these regulations do not lead to a solution that will save the industry or the right to vape. Additionally, there is also no change to the controversial “grandfather” date of February 2007.

The majority of vape industry businesses cannot afford the PMTA process. Many will have to close their doors. Your favorite vape products will be off the market. Jobs will be lost.

Help us Stop The Vape Ban and show your support of H.R.1136, the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017.  Writing a letter to the editor  of your local newspaper can have a huge impact.  These matter to your Members of Congress – they read them! Please click the link below and provide us with a few details, and we can help.

Click to TweetIn addition to the very important letter to the editor, you can also let your Members of Congress know how important this issue is to you by calling, sending an email or tweeting.

Click to CallClick to EmailClick to EmailThank you for your continued support!

Sincerely,

Stop the Vape Ban Team

P.S. The “Letter to the Editor” section is one of the most widely read parts of most newspapers. A published letter can be VERY effective in alerting others to take action.

 

Very Important survey posted 8.10.17

INTELLIGENT LEADERSHIP REQUIRES INTELLIGENCE

Our friends at ECigIntelligence are conducting an important survey that will help tell the story of the diversity and strength of our vapor industry and we are asking every vapor company and vape shop to take a few mintues to complete the survey.

Surveys are only as good as those who participate and only as good as the information you provide.   So, please take the time to do your part and help us create the most accurate picture of how vape shops and vape companies contribute to our economy.

Per ECigIntelligence, the specific information you provide will be kept confidential by ECigIntelligence and will not be shared with anyone. Instead, your responses will be aggregated with all the others so we can paint the overall picture and share those results with the decision makers in Washington D.C. and elswhere.

Click here or on the icon below to take the survey now!

Thank you for taking the time to participate today.

Posted – 08.5.17

Detroit Lakes, MN – Local Alert! Take action to stop Tobacco and Vapor 21

Posted – 07.13.17

PA – Take action to fix the vapor tax!

Posted – 07.08.17

DE – Help stop new taxes on vaping and higher taxes on smokeless tobacco!

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 – 06.22.17

San Francisco, CA – Stop the Flavor Ban!

LOUDLY OPPOSE THE 

SAN FRANCISCO FLAVOR BAN!

Click Here to Take Action!

Posted 6/9/17

MT – Yellowstone County public hearing on indoor vaping ban

Posted 6/2/17

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 5/22/17

Posted 5/15/17

Posted 5/11/17

Posted 4/21/17

OR – Help defeat Tobacco and Vapor 21!

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.

VapeSling® November Featured Print

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VapeSling® November Featured Print

New this month! VapeSling® November Featured Print:

AstrosWin
AstrosWin
SnoopyStash
SnoopyStash
Astros
Astros

The World Series Champs: The Houston Astros & the Holiday favorite: Snoopy from Peanuts™

We added these Nov Prints to your color selection (available for V3 only) for all VapeSlingers to enjoy this season or anytime.

We hope you enjoyed our selections and featured prints so far. As always, please let us know. For comments on this new feature or anything you want to say, please tell us about it in the comments section or the Contact Us page. Reminder: You always have the option to choose your own fabric print by adding the complimentary product: Send&Sling.

Note: available for V3 only

All print Fabrics are Officially Licensed by the copyright.

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About VapeSling LLC (VSLLC):

Vape Advocacy/Activism

VapeSling LLC is a Nevada, USA based company. All our employees are proud members of The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA), The Vaping Militia and the National Vapers Club (NVC); three organizations that further encourage ex-smokers to continue smoke-free lifestyles through scientific research on electronic cigarettes, education about vaping and vaping products, as well as help protect vaper rights through activism on the local, state, and federal levels. We also donate to .orgs such as NBS, and we hope you will too.

We created a VapersArmy on InstaGram that spread the word of justice for vapers. We furthermore, post every single CTA that exists currently on our dedicated web page –> Calls To Action – Vapor Products. We update this the daily in addition to update news posts under latest news. All vapers have access. No one has an excuse to not fight for Vaper Rights. Before this author goes on a rant about sheeple, we will move on.

On several occasions, VapeSling staff members have taken action on issues directly affecting our vaping community such as contacting several of our local Nevada politicians as well as the President himself. We encountered most favorable responses from Senator of Nevada, Dean Heller and recently Representative of Nevada Joe Heck . If you are a local to Nevada, please contact them to express your vaping concerns and relay any call to action from vaping advocate groups, clubs and associations. Furthermore, thank and support Joe Heck and Dean Heller by voting for their renewed services on election day.

Welcome to the New VapeSling Website!
Flag of the United States of America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

VapeSling®: American Made

All VapeSling® models are “Made in the USA” with premium U.S. made materials. The VapeSling® breakthrough concept was born from e-cig/mod portability problems encountered with hand carry, pockets, pouches, belt clips, and all other available forms of e-cig/Mod portability. VapeSling® uses a unique Patent Pending concept which allows the user to carry, vape, and move. VapeSling® users can vape while their e-cig/mod is attached to their VapeSling®. Whether on the move or relaxing on a couch, a #VapeSlinger can carry their e-cig/mod comfortably, securely, and always ready to vape. No retrieving or re-deposits of your e-cig/Mod into any case, pouch, bag or pockets. No more devices falling to the ground. The VapeSling innovation has withstood the test of time by thousands of VapeSlingers. Enjoying CARRY.VAPE.MOVE. for 3 years since 2014. All device sizes, weights and shapes (Box, Cylindrical, etc.) will fit securely on your VapeSling® e-cig/Mod Holder.

Lastly, our USPTO patent will grant in 2018. Filed in 2014, our USPTO NPA is finally on the examiners desk.

For more info, visit the this page—> VapeSling® E-cig/Mod/Vape Holder

Begin enjoying “hands free” carry, while vaping on the go. Get your VapeSling® today!

VapeSling

Please subscribe to our Website to receive VapeSling® Latest news on products and Vaping advocacy

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