Vape News links

Good news! Flavor is back on the shelves! A temporary halt has been place, so for now we are still offering our blowout clearance prices. If you didn’t get a chance to stock up, or want to stock up more, come on down!

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

 

 

We are not even close to being out of the woods yet, folks. So, a call to action continues:

EXTREMELY URGENT!!!!! – CALL TO ACTION – SAVE YOUR RIGHT TO VAPE!

Governor Brown is now considering a vape ban here in Oregon. This could happen any day – in fact we would not be surprised to see it happen within the next few days. Tell Governor Brown you oppose a ban. Do it now, today. Tomorrow may be too late.  Go to:  https://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/share-your-opinion.aspx
 Tweet to https://twitter.com/OregonGovBrown #WeVapeWeVote

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Keep up the pressure, folks. If you haven’t already, please take action:
Call Senator Ron Wyden
Please call this number: (202) 224-5244
Call Senator Jeff Merkley
Please call this number: (202) 224-3753
Call Representative Pete DeFazio
Please call this number: (202) 225-6416

 

  • Tell your senators/representative that you are opposed to extra taxes, banning flavors, and making vapor products harder to get for people trying to quit smoking.
  • Briefly, share your story about switching to vaping. Mention which flavors help you stay smoke-free.
  • Note any health changes you’ve experienced as a result of switching to vaping.
  • Thank them for their time.  🙂

TEXT OF GOVERNOR BROWN’S EXECUTIVE ORDER REGARDING VAPE BAN

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U_EFAy1MUYGkWuU_sL0XF7SP1fIyjliH/view?fbclid=IwAR1ggk5yCQ31c96mI4hyCTaRIvY-01UZUq4gev7AbgdVoimeSnL1-t1flh4  

(I tried to make this a clickable link, but cannot get it to work. If you would like to read the text of the ban, highlight the web address above, then copy and paste it into a new window.)

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Now for the news stories…

Vapor Technology Association’s ad which will be run on Fox News:

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