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.
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.
- If you haven’t already, please take action NOW to support HR 2058 – Send an Email
- Please print and post THIS FLYER at your local or favorite vapor shop.
- Please share this link with friends, on social media, and at any large or small gatherings of vapers: www.bit.ly/supporthr2058 (Here’s our MBV example)
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.
Alex Clark – CASAA Legislative Director