Important Message From CASAA Concerning HR 2058 and FDA Regulations

As we have covered before in this blog, the United States vaping community currently has an outstanding opportunity to let their voice be heard in the fight for vaping rights. The U.S. Congress is considering HR 2058, a bill that would change the proposed FDA grandfather date for newly deemed tobacco products. If left unchanged, these deeming regulations could severely restrict the amount of hardware and juice vaping consumers have access to. Showing your support offers one of the best ways to influence public policy.

In this spirit, we wanted to showcase a newsletter from CASAA (Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association) highlighting the progress that has been made in this fight and what further actions that can be taken to secure vaping rights for all. For those who do not know about CASAA, they are a premier non-profit organization fighting to keep vaping accessible for all. We highly recommend joining their ranks so you can best stay informed via newsletters like the one shared below:

This week, CASAA members have at least three opportunities to take action and stand up for access to vapor products.

Support HR 2058

Once again, thanks are in order for all of you that not only participated in our Federal Legislative Call to Action in support of HR 2058, but are also passing the opportunity along to your friends and sharing around the display cases at your local vapor shop.

THANK YOU!

To date, over 15,000 advocates have sent 67,000+ messages to members of Congress urging them to support a change to the grandfather date for newly deemed tobacco products. Certainly, those numbers are impressive and we need to keep the momentum going.

Consumer Reports Needs to Hear Your Story

The well-read products and services review magazine seems to have failed to uphold its reputation as a rigorous and impartial investigator when it comes to electronic cigarettes. Recently, Consumer Reports published a tragically brief and incomplete analysis of available e-cigarette reserach picked straight from the cherry tree. Although it seems that Consumer Reports has concluded that the only acceptable way to quit smoking is by using FDA approved cessation products, the auther did open up the comments section to actual consumers.

We think this is a wonderful opportunity for vapers everywhere to share their vaping success stories.

  • If you have submitted your story to our Testimonials Project, please copy and paste it in the comments section on the Consumer Reports article. If you don’t have a copy of your story saved, you can use the search box to search your name on our testimonials site and grab your story from there.
  • If you have not already submitted your story, pleas post it on the Consumer Reports article and then copy and paste it as a submission on our Testimonials Project.

FDA – Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR)

Deadline to submit comments is September 30th!

CASAA’s latest FDA Call to Action is in response to the FDA’s recent Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM). The FDA is seeking comment on “Nicotine Exposure Warnings and Child-Resistant Packaging for Liquid Nicotine, Nicotine-Containing E-Liquid(s), and Other Tobacco Products.”

We have provided details on how to prepare and submit your comment to the FDA at this full call to action HERE.

Thank You,

Alex Clark – CASAA Legislative Director

Kenny joined the Mt. Baker Vapor crew in November of 2014 because he was excited by the idea of working in such a cutting-edge industry. Beyond MBV, he's an avid musician, writer, and hiker.

12 thoughts on “Important Message From CASAA Concerning HR 2058 and FDA Regulations

  1. I am so sick of being told what is good or bad for us. We have rights too. Leave us alone and let us do what we want to do. I do not see where it is so offensive to non smokers if we are vaping. Yes people who Cloud I can see it being an issue but just vapes ? Come on, this is B S what about people who talk like we don’t like, dress in clothes we don’t like, eat what we don’t like. Are you going to make then strip naked? Cut out tongs? Take their food? No you will not so why take from us? Who made any of you the person to say what is best for us? Why not worry about our poor? Our money? Our cost of living? No you want to focus on crap that is not an issue instead of focusing on the bigger problems. We work to have what pleasures us in life simple as they may be as we can’t afford much else and you want to tell us we can not enjoy our fruits of our labor. I am sorry but that is total B S. If you feel you have rights you also need to remember SO DO WE. Stop making it hard on us, leave us vapors alone.

    1. Channel that energy, Michelle. We know it can be frustrating, but let your political representatives hear this passionate voice. It might not seem like much, but even an email can make a huge difference.

  2. Thanks for sharing! This is crucial information to have available in order to make your voice heard. I appreciate that MBV has done the heavy lifting (research) in order to provide the exact sources to voice yourself! I know that there are probably thousands of people who kerp their feelings and opinions to themselves, simply because they don’t know where to go and tell anyone. Its frustrating to feel like you’ve put your voice out there for it to blow away in the wind. It is incredibly important to know who to share with and how to find the people who’re advocating in your favor. I hope everyone can jump on board and share their own stories, as well as why all of the available options, that currently exist, are so important to vaping success. And don’t even get me started on the positive impact that the vaping community had had on our economy and how detrimental some of this legislature will be to that success. Thank you MVB! I absolutely love you! 🙂

  3. Commented. What a disappointment from Consumer Reports. Very poorly researched article, clearly the writer started from a specific bias and didn’t bother digging past what confirmed what she already thought. As a writer, I found it very unbalanced.

  4. I noticed the Consumer Reports article’s title stats no proof but in the article it says not enough proof. That kind of makes little sense as why put it in the title then state it differently? And by whose standard are they stating insufficient proof? How much do you need to prove something? Sure it won’t work for everyone but it does work for a significant amount of people. Most of the ones I have talked to that it did not work for did not really try it. They try one thing and give it up. If they would have tried a few of the different products instead of just one it may have actually worked for them.

  5. Dang it! I FINALLY kicked the nasty, smelly and deadly analogs, and now Big Brother is trying to force me back! First they say that smoking’s bad. Ok, so I took up vaping instead. NOW they say vaping’s bad, and they want me back on the analogs! No way!

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