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Oregon Senate bill to ban flavored vaping products dead after revenue concerns

A small victory, but note that Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson (the sponsor of the vape ban bills) doesn’t sound like she is done with us vapers yet. Also, what the Oregon legislature does going forward may well hinge on whether or not they get their vape tax passed by voters in November. Sadly, this may be the only way to back them off entirely – we all know how much government loves our dollars. Also, it looks like they may require vape shops to be specially licensed to operate. That we can deal with, as long as they are reasonable about it.

https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2020/02/13/oregon-senate-vote-bill-ban-flavored-vaping-tobacco-products/4741449002/?fbclid=IwAR3zoLfMkZoXCi_9LKapK5B54GrJVnTT2Df9pJGsp0-7LUzYWtOZO0qYuNc

Now for the news stories…

 

A Major Study That Fueled National Vape Panic Has Been Retracted

https://www.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/v74zny/a-major-study-that-fueled-national-vape-panic-has-been-retracted?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR3xeAIU458ePLdd2oiOGE2XeVrIULe6SewgkEtZw2tbwulmbJtNdZXO3KI

Video of Oregon Vape Ban Hearing held on Thursday, Feb. 6th –

http://oregon.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?clip_id=27867&fbclid=IwAR0imwFJSVVQqoH-PpojIQ4yaA7ft-sXBU8_eMCdGvTo_8_COePZNxPm0bE

 

Lawmakers Push Proposal to Ban All Flavored Vaping Products

https://www.thelundreport.org/content/lawmakers-push-proposal-ban-all-flavored-vaping-products?fbclid=IwAR2GcXrJRcre-DzXsgqkKVoyqS3-U6yUswgixhYFopd_j4hD8kGwv8hWeek

Lawmakers Push Proposal to Ban All Flavored Vaping Products

All flavored vaping products may become banned in Oregon, as state lawmakers look for answers to curb nicotine addiction among Oregon’s youth.

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, is backing a proposal this legislative session that would ban all flavored vaping products. The move comes amid heightened state and national awareness about flavored vaping products and the public health risk of vaping as a gateway to nicotine addiction.

The proposal would make Oregon’s standards stricter than the current federal ban that still allows menthol and tobacco-flavored vaping….

The latest vape ban bill for Oregon:

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB1559/Introduced

https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB1559/Introduced

Is vaping as harmful as traditional cigarettes? And other questions

https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2019/12/27/is-vaping-as-harmful-as-traditional-cigarettes-and-other-questions-column/?outputType=amp&__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR3At1biExPy4Vzs1tSlpmr4XeiwYOGTl8H0uMF5rLuglFeEVyTdD_Exd8c

US – Keep Vape Mail Legal! (Reject S.1253)

https://www.votervoice.net/mobile/CASAA/Campaigns/69439/Respond?vvsn=BJ30dAyzAC_8QAy3csV7BBA&fbclid=IwAR2D5gYg_1Vit332R6t7ZUeylnBPX4mvxywQMmBNqm4V7JCSd4Sgc-FTa9s

Text of FDA’s closed system flavor ban –

https://www.fda.gov/media/133880/download

The vaping panic is looking eerily like the start of a new drug war

https://amp.businessinsider.com/vaping-panic-looks-like-new-drug-war-vapes-epidemic-2020-1?fbclid=IwAR1Uo-5WoGrqAcoIztKJm1mOUAVoJF47_DOD9apWlSKs4du_dHnejeIyIM8

Oregon bans on both flavored nicotine and cannabis vaping products now on hold

https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/11/court-of-appeals-blocks-flavored-thc-oil-vape-ban.html?fbclid=IwAR2K_U2InEbvZkYmzq7_3RHMrfxBcxsk5leV4Sqigs-vMV_eAsh0zBcArgI

 

FDA Finalizes Enforcement Policy on Unauthorized Flavored Cartridge-Based E-Cigarettes That Appeal to Children, Including Fruit and Mint

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/01/02/fda-finalizes-enforcement-policy-unauthorized-flavored-cartridge-based-e-cigarettes.html?fbclid=IwAR3FILMtXx-B5k4xnuOjZCEIjah-JZZL3PrjVyWnizm9G4At7cBMmfRUH_M

 

Trump administration to ban some e-cigarette cartridges

Reports say the ban will involve mint and fruit flavored cartridges but will allow tobacco and menthol flavors to remain on the market.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trump-administration-to-ban-some-e-cigarette-cartridges/vi-BBYwj7X?ocid=spartanntp

FDA to Ban All E-Cigarette Pod Flavors Except Tobacco and Menthol

Impact on small businesses and Trump’s re-election prospects drive compromise

https://www.wsj.com/articles/fda-to-ban-all-e-cigarette-pod-flavors-except-tobacco-and-menthol-11577833093?fbclid=IwAR0KmgdZjqWP6VjazKZxGzOZ0ZJKwB59-uBR9hPNEPjPDrbEYY17zWmzruc

 

He Started Vaping THC To Cope With Chronic Pain. Then He Got Sick.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/12/11/776356212/he-started-vaping-thc-to-cope-with-chronic-pain-then-he-got-sick?utm_term=nprnews&utm_campaign=npr&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR2SOoJZ-FSEwA77g5SEJpA1QZULvKvdKTjX25e1bHrCBKCsDP14Oec9VLA

 

VTA: NEW ECONOMIC ANALYSIS DEMONSTRATES SIGNIFICANT NEGATIVE IMPACT  OF A NATIONAL FLAVOR BAN

https://vaportechnology.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/New-Economic-Analysis-Demonstrates-Significant-Negative-Impact-of-a-National-Flavor-Ban50808.pdf

Actual Full Study:

https://vaportechnology.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Dunham-Economic-Impact-of-Flavor-Ban-11-21-19.pdf

CDC: Tobacco Product Use and Associated Factors Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2019

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/ss/ss6812a1.htm?fbclid=IwAR2TvKs5oNkte1_p9ciZjlZavLpUaaScdHKNpFogLy5NySymjarzb4moKyg

 

E-cigarettes do NOT increase pneumonia risks: Study suggests vapor does not weaken the immune system in the same way as cigarette smoke

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7748163/E-cigarettes-NOT-increase-pneumonia-risks-study-suggests.html?fbclid=IwAR2CPcPkuMIJTmS_TMhFSpjvF8EcCHvCfPrcb0LL61j7v1rZu8qiDuyfMTY

AVA November Wrap-Up

https://mailchi.mp/vaping/ava-october-update-3773481?e=5bb232d718&fbclid=IwAR3A4ijBKdxoTkZF_0xfXE8hSXwY5SNxC4BUHL4Tcrwf2iMX10V9SShWrOA

President Trump, I Will Tell You the Truth About Vaping

https://www.newsmax.com/draymoorman/trump-vaping-white-house-nicotine/2019/12/03/id/944339/?fbclid=IwAR3SosqF_4KzXAKugkPlMMQ_dAQ2GCSbL1dp7zroEQBgEVudIlwl6V5wkhk

 

A Congressional Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic. have sent a letter to President Trump, calling on Trump to call for a ban on all  flavors. The letter, signed by 28 senators and representatives.
Look at this letter and see who signed it. Call their offices in DC and their home state offices, email them, what ever you can do.  Let them know how bad this would be for you.

Column: Recovering smokers are biggest loser in proposed vaping ban

https://www.dispatch.com/opinion/20191120/column-recovering-smokers-are-biggest-loser-in-proposed-vaping-ban?fbclid=IwAR2KeKWmYvYOaLKLOycSh4P–g6rUPTGZTZNjpWf4SCZQxIy8RLh86SI2f8

 

“Small Vape” Stood Up for Itself at the White House

Trump Trap / Did Progressives Overreach On Vape Ban?

https://regulatorwatch.com/brent_stafford/trump-trap-did-progressives-overreach-on-vape-ban-regwatch/?fbclid=IwAR1a5gz6xBC9xP9EKGtNoSCXkO1jMtRd8Md1jXf_H8wC3lzMlB4VcBZlTlY

 

Washington bans vape products containing vitamin E acetate

This one is so stupid, it’s embarrassing. Vitamin E Acetate has NEVER been used in nicotine eliquid. It was only used in ILLEGAL marijuana vape cartridges. 

Washington bans vape products containing vitamin E acetate

 

Ban flavored vapes? That’s just a start

Pro-ban op-ed from the USA Today Editorial Board.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/11/25/banning-flavored-vapes-is-just-a-start-editorials-and-debates/4298043002/

 

Don’t destroy the nicotine vaping industry

Response to above op-ed by Greg Conley, the President of the American Vaping Association (vape trade group).

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/editorials/2019/11/25/dont-destroy-nicotine-vaping-industry-opposing-view/4303928002/?fbclid=IwAR3IxhYAFEVE6ybcTIkUv7m993EY1EPyaFQ79jN46zUGXXHwXGIYx66kXYk

 

OK, technically not a news story, but this… This is ridiculous. 

“Students fire 40-60w & 55-70w unprimed atomizers at 200w, claim vaping exposes consumers to carbon monoxide. According to shop that says it sold the professor replacement atomizers during study, researchers had burned away part of the wick and charred the cotton.”

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Mitt Romney’s Bain Made Millions On Big Tobacco In U.S., Russia

From 2017. Follow the money….

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mitt-romney-bain-tobacco_n_1949812?fbclid=IwAR2zLDBEidOTNkaSxIFjtHmPKizduyDR8lbLQGLCqrIYRcHaBCi_009pS1w

WH insists action on vaping still possible despite Trump pullback on announcement

https://abc7news.com/wh-insists-action-on-vaping-still-possible-despite-trump-pullback-on-announcement/5704762/?fbclid=IwAR2EQ9EbzTSISwnJ_u_s7dPp-4RxvEIPy3JBYdwCEDhtbthFB8MQY-Job5c

 

NATIONAL: Watch Live the Committee on Energy and Commerce discussion of H.R. 2339, the “Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019” that is actually about vaping, not tobacco.

A Randomized Trial of E-Cigarettes versus Nicotine-Replacement Therapy

While actually from February, this is still an important study, with results that show vaping is indeed more effective than current nicotine replacement therapies.

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1808779?fbclid=IwAR2jhlkbSFg7_MXtfUmBDyFK0bkIUic7CyCtUdAxXrh6D9Tw-X4p5eyMEAQ

 

Senator Rand Paul at HELP Hearing – Nov. 13, 2019

“Yesterday I spoke at hearing on the government’s response to lung illnesses and rising youth e-cigarettes use. They say politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. And I fear that’s what’s going on here.”

Representative Frank Pallone (NJ-06) is moving forward with his proposal (HR 2339) to ban flavored e-liquid, ban online sales, and raise the minimum sales age to 21-years-old. This bill is scheduled for a mark-up in the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, today, November 13, 2019, 10:00 AM

https://www.votervoice.net/CASAA/campaigns/68346/respond?fbclid=IwAR1GGcXS1rLT9SwEiQORl60G-qa9LERNFtcVOD4lGUwjaKYaSpGmOGkYnO0

 

H.R.3942 – Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/3942/text

 

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners is holding a public hearing on proposals to restrict sales of flavored vaping products. (November 12th, 2019)

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners is holding a public hearing on proposals to restrict sales of flavored vaping products.

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners is holding a public hearing on proposals to restrict sales of flavored vaping products.

Posted by KATU News on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

 

Michigan Teen Receives Double Lung Transplant After ‘Enormous’ Damage From Vaping

(How much do you want to bet the teen in question was vaping illegal marijuana cartridges?)

https://time.com/5726491/michigan-teen-vaping-damage-lung-transplant/

 

If you have wondered why states are freaking out about vape in general, follow the money. It’s not about “the children,” nor is it about the lung illnesses (which were never due to nicotine vape). The article linked below, out of WV, is a prime reason.

Rising popularity of vaping blamed for drop in WV’s tobacco settlement payment

https://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/rising-popularity-of-vaping-blamed-for-drop-in-wv-s/article_1928ec47-542a-5f7a-85c4-13c6cdaf3edc.html?fbclid=IwAR1ETpBwwUuCn0VYgCuPWsT-Dacwsik0Dr-RDKGC2xZLa8WZNJro-uqxdao

 

CDC Started a Vaping Panic, Now It’s Admitting Vitamin E Acetate In Illegal Products Is to Blame

Trump to pursue higher sales age for e-cigarettes

https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/trump-pursue-higher-sales-age-cigarettes-66850723?fbclid=IwAR3G9IuOoaPmAvR5GTfueNTRmR7pDOQiV4I9b-qIIqxTyEGT0hXAaM5yaaQ

 

Vapers Sweat as White House Scraps Meetings, Weighs Flavor Ban

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/vapers-sweat-as-white-house-scraps-meetings-weighs-flavor-ban-1.1343322?fbclid=IwAR18KB6UZ2mSCSqGPY2Ka2d9zOxqTVaeQ8JtO03Oc09WYvetd4I3G8Tc03c

 

Oregon appeals court halts governor’s flavored vaping ban

https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2019/10/oregon-appeals-court-halts-governors-flavored-vaping-ban.html

 

This is actually from a year and half ago, but in case you were wondering why vape has been targeted by Big Tobacco, here’s why.

Cramer: Vaping is decimating the cigarette industry—and it could get even worse

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/23/cramer-vaping-is-killing-the-cigarette-industry-and-it-may-get-worse.html?fbclid=IwAR2lqvrDm2Jj4E89NrFnDo2uNT6d__qVrL_IH518Ma3NilJWE3lWT1qqGck

 

A little levity from the Onion, because sometimes we all need a good laugh now and then.

FDA Moves To Ban All Flavored Jolly Ranchers

https://www.theonion.com/fda-moves-to-ban-all-flavored-jolly-ranchers-1838853035?fbclid=IwAR2SGzjV3Lb2H8qVcZFSwnxsGQMaYehy9WzbiHGxJuqFusm-FA4w__c6LNw

 

Groups urge Trump administration to ban flavored e-cigarettes

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/4/groups-urge-trump-administration-ban-flavored-e-ci/?fbclid=IwAR3JD0B-XmyBiJtJgLpUr47MUOVxKi-Cpj65foXD_y-233kNnRF3zoyXdds

 

The US vaping flavour ban: twenty things you should know

Trump pressed to follow through on vaping crackdown

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/468232-trump-pressed-to-follow-through-on-vaping-crackdown?fbclid=IwAR0nCIQBIx5m2HBQYDqkv3fvb1d44vk6nTfg7zhW5rD2WYv64uCwLpebHHI

 

Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/3942/text

 

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/466749-house-panel-to-consider-vaping-tax-bill-this-week

Oregon Court of Appeals Blocks Flavored Vaping Ban for Nicotine-Containing Vapes

This comes in response to two lawsuits filed on behalf of vaping companies.

https://www.wweek.com/news/state/2019/10/17/oregon-court-of-appeals-blocks-flavored-vaping-ban/

 

Oregon Flavored Vape Ban Aimed At Young Users, But (Surprise) Discouraging Teens Not Easy

https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-vaping-restrictions-young-users/?fbclid=IwAR0JmqVWl90iaNIoXkOUwVWFCkOv0Q-n0jM6an_IZfRM4BbcwlTIAvUj9tI

 

 

The creator of the nicotine patch says that ‘anti-vaping forces’ are trying to kill the life-saving e-cig industry

Juul halts sales of fruit, dessert flavors for e-cigarettes

https://bakersfieldnow.com/news/health/juul-halts-sales-of-fruit-dessert-flavors-for-e-cigarettes?fbclid=IwAR1vjmhqJqesWf87KJMTqo2I2_uixxg1jRMqqUuuI9_SVd-wj-FZMxOyW2w

 

 

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping

(Newest update from CDC; note that they are now saying more definitively that the problem is CANNABIS-containing THC vape.)

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html

 

OHA, OLCC file rules banning flavored vaping sales, including online

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ERD/Pages/OLCCFileRulesBanningFlavoredVapingSalesIncludingOnline.aspx

 

Ban on sale of flavored vaping products begins Tuesday

 

Oregon will ban flavored vaping products Oct. 15

https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2019/10/oregon-will-ban-flavored-vaping-products-oct-15.html?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=theoregonian_sf&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3-lgsEaq_9re45uARDsv1TtdvfD0T8z5dyAB2w68Y5er8IPj_dvSjYuKo

 

 

 

Judge Napolitano: Trump administration’s war on vaping is ‘affront to personal freedom and responsibility’

https://www.foxnews.com/media/judge-napolitano-trump-vaping-ban?fbclid=IwAR32y0WYCo1bhtVVcT7BfRyhg7THAECdrd936zW9oCDNacNY1zh4vlmdQnU

 

 

 

Oregon Health Authority Holds Daily Meetings To Prepare For Flavored Vape Ban

 

https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-health-authority-flavored-vape-ban-daily-meetings/?fbclid=IwAR0kj36oqId6t5AQSy48uWjEBssuNrUmabPFLEcA5fcH2tRDRtHX9R00fiU

 

Erie Teen Who Almost Lost His Life To Vaping Admits To Using THC Pen

https://www.erienewsnow.com/story/41162935/erie-teen-who-almost-lost-his-life-to-vaping-admits-to-using-thc-pen?fbclid=IwAR3WK823zzFB0H2EZORW1M1lkzaWOflrTwrqsg-iVGEPwP8i62AMPT6D6H0

 

Is vaping safer than smoking? Depends who you ask, and what scientific study they point to

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/health/2019/10/09/vaping-safer-than-smoking-studies-differ-lung-injury-cases-rise/3821982002/?fbclid=IwAR0uK_wS9RxC67u5fkXEv_Sk8QuyOglZ8aPDXKC9WaIXcOoStNIRuhGMVHQ

 

US lawmaker introduces bill cutting nicotine in e-cigarettes amid teen vaping epidemic

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/07/us-lawmaker-introduces-bill-cutting-nicotine-in-e-cigarettes-amid-teen-vaping-epidemic.html?fbclid=IwAR06XpQCGibzCYldm6UpPAEQl_Vz5vMFHRJ96DoaclfH6Z4rtitUFJM8tAM

 

CBS News investigates the THC vaping industry’s booming black market

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/vaping-inside-booming-black-market-cbs-news-investigates-2019-10-09/?fbclid=IwAR0sZ-Wzydu3xgfNiMJx-f3qQ5lMmlQojUQfXkyQgNSbDVofCRjamrEWzEA

 

 

The Multnomah County Board of Health is giving a briefing to county commissioners on flavored tobacco and nicotine. Rachael Banks, deputy health department director, and Dr. Jennifer Vines are presenting. MORE: http://bit.ly/352TgZ0

The Multnomah County Board of Health is giving a briefing to county commissioners on flavored tobacco and nicotine. Rachael Banks, deputy health department director, and Dr. Jennifer Vines are presenting. MORE: http://bit.ly/352TgZ0

Posted by KATU News on Thursday, October 3, 2019

New study: Not one vaping illness linked to legal e-cigarette pods

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/new-study-not-one-vaping-illness-linked-to-legal-e-cigarette-pods?fbclid=IwAR1aM79syxDFpqTla6mefr9OgogdlBqV3W_2swRvliMkjJFr_PFGtsvsMSI

 

Oregon Business Owners Nervous Over Mystery Vaping Illness, Possible Product Ban

https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-vape-vaping-business-illness-ban/?fbclid=IwAR0JNu6fGsMnfATIhkgHvEuz7aV7–GDp5FHsJxkUBuAiRmuE8rxzHfRcrM

 

Why People Are Dying from Vaping in the U.S. and Not the U.K

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bjw5q8/why-people-are-dying-from-vaping-in-the-us-and-not-the-uk?utm_source=vicefbus&fbclid=IwAR2DarROce-rysqzJkJlDHxmYKFNZ2r0lJzgX235TcSiUHgtaaHTiOYWgtI

 

 

Don’t Make The Vaping ‘Crisis’ Worse With Hasty New Regulations

https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulhsieh/2019/09/30/dont-make-the-vaping-crisis-worse-with-hasty-new-regulations/?fbclid=IwAR0R6B6rAuJAxBA-csomSXMezB5BS76hDgoykr5YQ3OOyrFJLzqof0eEbik#69ee8942169f

 

Americans overwhelmingly support regulations to make vaping safer, USA TODAY poll finds

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/10/02/americans-strongly-support-teen-vaping-ban-poll-says/3826575002/

Utah health officials pass emergency rule limiting who can sell flavored e-cigarette products

What many in the industry have been asking for, get vape products out of convenience stores and limit their sale to stores that are adults only.

Utah health officials pass emergency rule limiting who can sell flavored e-cigarette products

 

Why this addiction expert says e-cigarettes are ‘holy grail’ for public health

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/10/02/why-this-addiction-expert-says-e-cigarettes-are-holy-grail-for-public-health.html?fbclid=IwAR3aKpbMGPQEKb4L5iP-VBNDZbhqNP-JW7em92A4cU3YzbfXcgY2NdX-bNI

 

CDC Finally Admits that Black Market THC Vape Carts are a Major Culprit in Respiratory Disease Outbreak

https://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2019/09/cdc-finally-admits-that-black-market.html

 

 

Counterpoint: E-Cigarette Flavor Ban — Ineffective and Dangerous

 

 

Gregory Conley on E-Cigarettes and Public Health Concerns

Oregon DOJ Investigating JUUL While OHA Suggests Temporary Vaping Ban

“In their list of “policy options,” state health officials suggested a six-month moratorium on the sale of all vaping products — containing either tobacco or cannabis. And they said the moratorium could be backed-up by an ad campaign to warn people of the dangers of vaping.”

 After second Oregon death, Brown hints at vape ban

https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2019/09/26/lawmaker-wants-gov-katebrown-to-temporarily-ban.html?fbclid=IwAR3gNNQlevdZsc8SSTdbWIpZJYtBk449j5371ZGbvpD0bTKfoybzf9kU0Is

US investigations of vaping-relating illnesses focuses on THC

Vape Cart Additive Makers Pull Products as Others Go Dark

https://www.leafly.com/news/health/some-vape-cart-additive-makers-pull-products-others-go-dark?fbclid=IwAR2c372wf3x6bkmJQ9_NigBTYi6qpqUZERB-WTdLASgU7J1Ja2oHbYwAPeg

 

FDA Won’t Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes, Commissioner Says

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fda-commissioner-tells-congress-there-will-be-no-ban-on-e-cigarettes_n_5d8b9966e4b01c02ca62617b?fbclid=IwAR1is0N96ib81rzvOjnjapktqnzF5pUtBS4hBex9r2Qw2PP58DUpQh4oiQ4

 

Former FDA Commissioner: Juul created this teen vaping epidemic

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/09/25/former-fda-commissioner-juul-created-this-teen-vaping-epidemic.html?fbclid=IwAR1GqF8W9vilwoyKMCANSMgvPHA0llBFzH7mRFy6rIkvD4peeh8W-_fI90U

 

WHAT IS NATIONAL SAVE VAPING DAY?

On Monday, October 7th, we are asking vape shops, online retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and other entities that want to see vaping survive to donate some, or even all, of their profits for the day to the American Vaping Association (AVA) and the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA). Additionally, we are asking vapers around the United States to support small vape businesses around the United States on October 7th by shopping at businesses participating in National Save Vaping Day. We suggest donations be split between the organizations equally.

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WHERE ARE THE DONATIONS GOING?

We are asking that donations be made to both the AVA and CASAA equally because both organizations are fighting non-stop for adults to have continued access to flavored vaping products.

Since the ‘vaping-related’ lung illness story started in the news, AVA President Gregory Conley has been constantly in the media pointing out that the legal and regulated nicotine vaping products industry should not be blamed for conditions associated with illicit THC vaping products. He also travels around the country speaking on and doing media in the defense of vaping products and tobacco harm reduction. AVA will use donated funds to support the expansion of their current operation, including a major professional public relations effort with a firm that specializes in crisis communications.

 

E-Cigarettes and Lung Disease

The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy held a hearing on the relationship between e-cigarettes and an outbreak in lung disease. The committee heard testimony from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Principal Deputy Director Dr. Anne Schuchat about the health effects of e-cigarette use and what officials knew about a string of lung illnesses resulting from e-cigarettes and vaping. A second panel included testimony from additional medical professionals as well as a mother whose daughter had been hospitalized after vaping and a former smoker who used e-cigarettes as an alternative to combustible cigarettes.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?464638-1/cigarettes-lung-disease&fbclid=IwAR20UcjBOjuxvKa1pUSbLowQxk0uB5QBwnfoVv0VgFjeMcaGocgTiyQmEP4

 

VAPOR TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION CALLS ON REGULATORS & LEGISLATORS TO TAKE SERIOUS ACTION ON LIMITING MARKETING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS; SAYS FLAVOR BANS ARE SHORTSIGHTED AND WOULD NOT ADDRESS YOUTH USE OR DANGERS OF BLACK MARKET ILLEGAL PRODUCTS

https://mailchi.mp/da5af1f322ea/vapor-technology-association-calls-on-regulators-legislators-to-take-serious-action-on-limiting-marketing-of-tobacco-products-451805?fbclid=IwAR0Nd15aYnE8rVCCpM_I-UbQJ9q8fP4Fpel7trDWle5md4g0ewCgXx31W-4

Michigan’s war on teen vaping is clouding the issue of deadly black-market cannabis

https://m.metrotimes.com/detroit/michigans-war-on-teen-e-cigarette-use-is-clouding-the-issue-of-an-entirely-different-and-deadly-form-of-vaping-black-market-cannabis/Content?oid=22742824&utm_source=feature&utm_medium=home&utm_campaign=hpfeatures&utm_content=HomeFeaturedStoriesCustomMobile&fbclid=IwAR25voRNHZlrwTXRDJud-EWfRC81zXBcdVfNub1QNvQZ4tRiCvzE0LldKnk

Vaping Facts

(While not a news story, this is an excellent vaping website from the Ministry of Health New Zealand)

https://vapingfacts.health.nz/

 

UPDATE: Big Picture in ‘Vaping-Linked’ Lung Poisonings

Here is a list of all of the cases of vaping-related lung issues, with the diagnoses and what they were vaping at the time.  At the time of this posting, the article was last updated September 16th.

https://cei.org/blog/update-big-picture-vaping-linked-lung-poisonings?fbclid=IwAR2T0ghMHoLA8k4ATLRCyz3Db19GysQadgO3Ok7slRYYzCLMAa0YGWJMvSc

 

Scary Diagnosis: Two Stories of Vaping Illness

https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/news/20190920/scary-diagnosis-two-stories-of-vaping-illness?fbclid=IwAR2WsXgkFbjuV8YncasJ4PV-qTfSdtukXVyuevMRsiQGyirF6IUiPFUcnWg

Public health expert worries e-cigarette panic is ruining “single biggest public health opportunity in 120 years

As described by CASAA –

“RESEARCH: If you watch or share anything today, it should be this CBS This Morning interview with New York University professor David Abrams laying out all of the FACTS about vaping! #truthbomb#vapingsaveslives

“There a very strong concern [in the US] that is more focused on both teens and the “evil” of the big tobacco industry that tends to distort the science and leads to exaggerated harms and omission of benefits.””

 

Why the Trump administration should extinguish the e-cigarette ban

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/19/why-the-trump-administration-should-extinguish-the/?fbclid=IwAR3EBBqicecdzUZrbegjEl-f7RvAJZjb2bvUnjCAWCrUTggcBZ8oV9Gmg8Y

Romney, Merkley introduce bill that would tax vaping industry and ban flavored e-cigarettes

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/19/romney-merkley-introduce-bill-that-would-ban-flavored-e-cigarettes.html?fbclid=IwAR2vMzPe6gAf8R1N5ZHF8a1D2cMIBeS4fuILqvslOUadfsWSwxRrPO6HQDc

 

E-cigarette bans are ‘a tremendous overreaction’ to vaping-related illnesses, says doctor

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.5288423/e-cigarette-bans-a-tremendous-overreaction-to-vaping-related-illnesses-says-doctor-1.5288424?fbclid=IwAR2h9C3wWRt-gvPOgKfIl3cXLI_42TKS6NnvfLVX6JnYtEIUlYitxvvR6fs

 

A vaping ban would be hysteria masquerading as prudence

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/09/16/vaping-ban-would-be-hysteria-masquerading-prudence/?fbclid=IwAR2NiZAV_zUaLfyC1hgvj-eK_aRd96CwbByfdna8By2mCsVYeHjnORDJHLs

AP investigation finds spiked CBD being sold in Maryland

(This is why we only carry national brands with proven track records and from reliable wholesalers.)

 

Vape shops open on NHS hospital sites, in bid to stub out smoking

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/09/vape-shops-open-nhs-hospital-sites-bid-stub-smoking/?fbclid=IwAR1Vxpy4wycoifeTpDtSkKE1td_DJSze_gYuY0HVC9bfiutpBmLF_XU6iCM

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Federal Investigators Think Black Market Vaping Products, Not Legal E-Cigarettes, Are to Blame for Respiratory Illnesses

While the specific causes remain unclear, contaminants and adulterants in illegal vapes look like the most likely explanation.

Dispersing the clouds of the vape panic myth

Illicit THC products are the problem

https://spectator.us/dispersing-clouds-vape-panic-myth/amp/?fbclid=IwAR2C9zO2lbjOULt4wzKpWJq9DdSh3rNjwVSrVt-1e4hU-m0ifW2XVm6VM78

 

Vaping advocate blames lung issues on THC-filled, illegal cartridges

https://www.wptv.com/news/political/national/vaping-advocate-blames-lung-issues-on-thc-filled-illegal-cartridges?fbclid=IwAR0T5IyKqYCwi41OWsGOfvECzvBDVq1hJMmKYjtaxJok9dcgiELiTQICA3U

 

Health effects in COPD smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes: a retrospective-prospective 3-year follow-up

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6113943/?fbclid=IwAR3eZaCBdnco0oQVQmNEJkzipDJt4gMIA6-Ef8SP4oEdMunal9KO3gWV9_Q

 

 

WaPo: A Clue to Deadly Lung Ailments Linked to Vaping Marijuana

As Vaping Related Lung Illnesses Spike, Investigators Eye Contaminants

https://beta.washingtonpost.com/health/as-vaping-related-lung-illnesses-spike-investigators-eye-contaminants/2019/08/29/cfe26032-ca78-11e9-be05-f76ac4ec618c_story.html?fbclid=IwAR2FsrOlYolVbMHvZ1xF15RBYs4NwEJdzux1BWkh_vDKa88Z3lL7rb_J4N0

 

 

 

Another California City Proposes E-Cigarette Ban: Patience Is A Virtue When It Comes To Vaping

expert reaction to death in Illinois reported as being linked to vaping