Follow the money. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s April 30 approval of a tobacco-heating device could win back consumers that have switched to e-cigarettes, like Juul, and help stanch the decline in annual settlement payouts that finance the securities” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-08/a-boon-to-85-billion-muni-tobacco-bond-market-seen-in-fda-vote?utm_source=url_link&fbclid=IwAR2fTB47-PldObavr_dhWljG5VY9K-9_OzNqDtF0NUFs7QFCU5c8-qSR6LQ ... See more
One of the most volatile corners of the municipal-bond market is being whipsawed by Washington.
Great day in DC. More importantly we found our message. Current administration is VERY concerned about this election. Flavor ban was enacted to appease suburban moms based on a CFTFK poll. What this administration fails to understand is that the vape community, for the most part, are single issue voters. It makes no sense to try to appease suburban moms who MAY vote for Trump, compared to 20M vapors who WILL vote for Trump, IF he does the right thing. We need to continue to put pressure on the White House and GOP. Go on Twitter. Follow @realdonaldtrump, his campaign manager @parscale, and the @GOPchairwoman, Ronna McDaniel. Use #wevapewevote #singleissuevoter #novote4u. If this works, Industry and consumers, want a seat at the table with the President. 1. Tell HHS and CDC to stop demonizing Harm Reduction and vapor products. 2. Inform the public on the true nature of the current illnesses, caused by Black Market THC cartridges. 3. Provide a more reasonable FDA pathway to market 4. Discuss options that can limit youth access while still providing flavors to adults. Remember, politicians do not care about us. They care about getting re-elected. We have the numbers. Now we need to use it. Consumers have never been more important in the fight for our freedom of choice. Welcome to the front lines. ... See more
Nothing like a grassroots protest to end the day. Get em FSFA.
We did a thing today, hope you enjoy Live from the The White House Daniel Mandel TD Bowen Michael J Jr. Boling Nick Orlando Delorse Orlando John Huck Trevor Campbell Austin Hopper Jonathan Risteen
Amazing funding. With more to come. Industry stepping up.
It’s true! $720,000 in on night! We need more though...let’s talk ACTION!!!
Here’s some hope, Michigan Vapers.
Today I introduced a new bill to eliminate the governor’s ban on e-cigarettes. I am getting frustrated with the governor’s double-speak. First she said she was going to ban flavored e-cigarettes immediately, then after intense public pressure, she decided her administration would take two months to reevaluate. Unfortunately, New York has announced it will implement a similar ban. In a rush to be the first state in the nation to implement this stupid policy, the governor has changed her mind once again, and ordered all businesses to destroy millions of dollars in merchandise within 14 days. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services today accelerated its emergency rules banning flavored vaping products by ordering all retailors to empty their supply of them in 14 days. The governor’s flavored vaping ban will prohibit the sale of flavored e-cigarette products to adults. The ban does not include tobacco-flavored products. The emergency rules also outline punishments for those who fail to abide by the ban. A violations of the flavored vaping ban is a misdemeanor punishable up to six months in jail and/or a $200 fine. The health director admitted to me in a House Oversight Committee hearing last week that she had no idea 80 percent of adult e-cigarette users use flavored nicotine before they announced the flavor ban. The majority of adults who use e-cigarettes vape a flavor other than tobacco. This ban is an overreach that will potentially make criminals out of adults who are trying to use a safer alternative to kick the habit of traditional tobacco cigarettes. This will undoubtedly create a black market for these products which could be even more dangerous to public health. The United Kingdom has determined e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than traditional tobacco cigarettes. In addition to limiting the governor’s authority, my legislation, House Bill 4996, will also prohibit the federal government from banning e-cigarettes. I don’t care if the executive is a Republican or Democrat nor a governor or president. Bad public policies implemented without input from lawmakers And the public should never be ignored. I urge my colleagues from both sides of the aisle to look at all the facts before we rush to judgement and put thousands of Michiganders out of work and force thousands more back to smoking combustible cigarettes. ... See more
A detailed, chronological, State analysis, of the lung poisoning crisis by Michele Minton. https://cei.org/blog/big-picture-vaping-linked-lung-poisonings
Over the last three months, the news has been filled with stories of people falling ill from a mystery lung ailment supposedly caused by vaping. The majority of the coverage has been incomplete, inaccurate, and done little more than scare and confuse the public. Anti-vaping activists and certain pub... ... See more
So let me get this straight - I finally got off of cigarettes after 30 yrs by switching to vaping. And because of kids trying to get high from pot and people using products that aren't legit the whole country wants me to quit vaping and go back to cigarette smoking?! Am i the only one who has an issue with this??!! ... See more
For over a decade, millions of people have vaped nicotine liquids—over 3 million of them in the UK, where the environment for vaping is much friendlier—with few adverse effects and no recorded deaths. But a sudden rash of deaths now is supposed to show that all along, vaping was deadly? Come on. https://filtermag.org/lung-disease-vaping-panic/ ... See more
The opportunity that tobacco harm reduction haters have been waiting for finally arrived. On September 4, Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) ...
**CALL TO ACTION”. Here is Phase 2 of the CASAA CTA. Fill this out and SHARE SHARE SHARE. X1 when completed and shared. https://www.votervoice.net/mobile/CASAA/campaigns/68346/respond
In July, a US District Court judge, Paul Grimm, produced a remedy order that requires the FDA to enforce the premarket tobacco application (PMTA) requirement starting in May of 2020. This effectively moves up this particular compliance deadline by...
*ATTENTION VAPE SHOP OWNERS*. Please print out pamphlet and hand to your customer. Time get your clients educated, involved and CALLING. PM for pdf version.