Everyone please help us get this stopped!
!!! Call To Action - TN Vapers !!!
Hear ye, hear ye! They are trying to do the same thing to us they have done to those in New York...
I have written and called representatives. We'll see what happens next.
With the recent swift kick in the pants of the FDA by 2 courts, I don't think they will have enforcement power, even if the law passes. The first to be fined will sue and I'm thinking will win when they see the FDA is in the wrong and has no jurisdiction in the matter. That's my opinion, anyway.
Both of the letters are awesome and I especially like the follow-up letter. It doesn't get simpler than that and it hits all the main points and signed by an M.D. also makes it very credible. If you don't mind, I'm going to copy portions of the letter and write to my legislators again!
Just imagine the legal fees involved in suing a state. Appeals and more appeals! State Supreme Court and may be US Supreme Court. Not sure the e-cig industry is big enough financially to pay those legal fees even if all the suppliers pooled together. Not a good thing.The first to be fined will sue and I'm thinking will win when they see the FDA is in the wrong and has no jurisdiction in the matter. That's my opinion, anyway.
Ok, I got a seemingly positive response back from the state senator (Randy McNally) in my district. I did send him an e-mail, but I hand wrote it with my personal story, and a link back to the CASAA letters. I basically asked that he look at section 18 closer because there has been a lot of misunderstanding about the bill only pertaining to the sale to minors. I of course reinforced that I'm also against selling to minors but as an adult e-cigs will help me live to see my little girl get married some day in the (very) distant future. Here is the response I received:
Thank you for your recent communication regarding SB910. I appreciate you taking the time to contact me on this matter.
I share your concerns on section 18 and will be glad to talk to Sen. Overbey about modificaton or removal of the section.
You have my assurance that your concerns and suggestions, as well as those of my other constituents, will be reflected in my decision making process as the Senate continues its work.
Goes to prove that often one voice can turn the tide and make a difference.
I'm usually not one for writing my representatives, so I'm excited that I got a response. I will add that I had originally sent one of the form letters online and got nothing. I decided something more personal may be helpful and I guess it is. It looks like another member in the TN local forum got his senator to also come out against the ban, so maybe there will be more
i give you mad props dude