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CASAA! Can you help me get e-cigs un-banned at my college? I hear you can help.

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  1. mdee4

    mdee4 Senior Member

    Nov 14, 2012
    Mount Airy, MD
    Carroll Community College has now banned e-cigs on their campus. I feel that this decision is unnecessary and a mistake. So far i have created a petition online to try and convince my school that people care about this and want it reversed.
    Many members on here have told me that CASAA would be able to help me. Is there anything you guys could do to help? I need any help I can get. Thank you!

    If you need any info about this, just ask and I'll answer. My petition also has some info about this in it.
  2. Luisa

    Luisa Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2010
    GOOD FOR YOU--lobbying the school. I hope everyone on this forum signs the petition.
  3. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I just responded to your PM (before I saw this thread.) Please reposnd and we'll go from there.

  4. JENerationX

    JENerationX Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 25, 2011
    Rochester, NY
  5. TennDave

    TennDave Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 19, 2010
    Knoxville, TN
    I signed it too and wrote a good reason, even though I do not attend this college.
  6. jlew

    jlew Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2012
    WV, USA
    I am a born and raised Marylander but live in WV now and although I do/did not go to that college,
    I am signing the petition and giving a good reason in it as well.

    You would think that the Board of Directors and Professors of a school of "Higher Learning" would
    have better education on such matters and should know better.

    I am not sure how long your petition's life has to reach the needed signatures... hopefully, more
    people here in ECF will see this thread and sign it as well - maybe you can get far more than what
    is necessary.

    If I may make a suggestion:
    In reading through the petition, I see a something where they (the school) may not take kindly
    to the petition and could disregard it -- So, if possible, you should change the following wording...

    You used the following phrase:
    Those substances are considered safe for human consumption in food, cosmetic, and medical but
    the FDA has attempted to claim, or backs those who claim, that those substances are not known
    to be safe for vaporizing and breathing.
    Also, and here is a real touchy one... using nicotine for a "buzz" equates to "drug use" in the eyes
    of school officials. They will not like that terminology in the least.

    The only other thing I see is length... Like a job application, a petition should be direct to the point,
    factual, and not too wordy as most employers will look over a resume or cover letter if it is lengthy.

    Other than that, it sounds good...
    I may even write them a letter like I did recently to the Board of Directors of West Liberty University
    for basically the same thing.

    Hope all works out on it. :)
  7. RedMoxy69

    RedMoxy69 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 4, 2012
    Palm Springs, Florida
    Petition signed! Did they do any research or ask anyone from CASAA or have any open dialogue before the ban? It shocks us in this day & age many things in the U.S.A w/regards to education/business that are dismal & those in power acting like Lemmings! Institutions. Keep fighting the good fight as you know it to be a just cause. Hopefully Vapers shall show themself as the progressive pioneers we are & sign baby, sign!!!
  8. jlew

    jlew Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2012
    WV, USA
    I have signed the petition and gave the following reason:

    Another suggestion - If the reasons from the petition are not stated on the final message sent to
    the school, copy them (or at least a good number of them) and give them to the school board when
    the petition is presented. :)

    I will also write an email letter to the school officials.
    There may be other messages and/or letters in the process but all the fire power that can be sent
    to them could persuade them to change their minds and remove e-cigs from the ban.

    I hope this all works out.
  9. jlew

    jlew Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2012
    WV, USA
    Hi again mdee4,

    I have seen this petition in quite a few places on the internet today... Excellent! :)

    As promised, I have researched the CCC Policies, State Smoking Regulations, and have
    composed and sent an Email Letter to the following administration at CCC:

    Alan Schuman
    Executive Vice President, Administration
    Department Administration

    Michael Kiphart
    Dean of Student Affairs
    Department Student Affairs

    Here is the Email Letter in full:

    I hope all the efforts pay off and that you get e-cig use back for the benefit of yourself and all
    students at CCC.

    :) :)
  10. jlew

    jlew Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2012
    WV, USA
    OMG That was fast!

    I must share this with you... :w00t:

    I just received the following email:


    I also just received this one....

    NOTE: I removed the addresses, phone numbers, and email links at the bottom of the replies
    for safety reasons in the public forum.

    This seems like 2 pretty good replies to me :)

    I will keep you posted should more replies or information become available.

  11. mooreted

    mooreted Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 10, 2011
    Signed it. Good luck.
  12. vapordraggin101

    vapordraggin101 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 6, 2009
    signed sealed and delivered!!!
  13. bizmitchel

    bizmitchel Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 26, 2011
    des moines IA
  14. jlew

    jlew Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2012
    WV, USA
    Has there been any progress or outcome of this to date?
  15. AgentSmith

    AgentSmith Full Member Verified Member

    Jan 20, 2013
  16. RynMyers

    RynMyers Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 21, 2013
  17. mdee4

    mdee4 Senior Member

    Nov 14, 2012
    Mount Airy, MD
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