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Connecticut joins the "Ban" Wagon...

Discussion in 'Legislation News' started by LaceyUnderall, Aug 19, 2009.

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  1. LaceyUnderall

    LaceyUnderall Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2008
    USA and Canada - Blumenthal Pledges Fight For A Ban On E-Cigarettes

    ”I will vigorously fight to ban e-cigarettes, unless approved by FDA, and any attempt to retail the devices in Connecticut, as well as work with federal authorities to regulate Internet sales,” Blumenthal said at a press conference in Hartford.
  2. TheIllustratedMan

    TheIllustratedMan Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2009
    Upstate, NY
    That's terrible!


    "Ban" wagon.
  3. Spikey

    Spikey Moved On

    Someone PM me or post here Blumenthal's email and phone #... I will see what I can do to get him some correct information.
  4. HighTech

    HighTech Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 25, 2009
    Par for the course for AG's trying to make a name for themselves. It doesn't suprise me they are also trying to protect BPharma contributions and tax revenues under the vail of "safety". Overall, a positive article...
  5. TheIllustratedMan

    TheIllustratedMan Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2009
    Upstate, NY
    Mailing Address:
    Office of the
    Attorney General
    55 Elm Street
    Hartford, Connecticut

    (860) 808-5318

    (860) 808-5387


    EDIT: annnnnd... Emailed.
  6. LaceyUnderall

    LaceyUnderall Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2008
    USA and Canada
    I did a little research... and I mean a little... after reading this on Blumenthal. See who we are dealing with.

    Obviously he is anti-smoking based on what he has done in the past AND his dislike for the ecig with only the FDA "report" to go on, however, I also came across some attempts where he actually goes AFTER pharma as well. So there is some hope here. He might just possibly have an open mind IF he is given more data.

    Press Release from State Senator Don Williams
    Attorney General: State Files Lawsuit Against Several Major Pharmaceutical Companies For Inflating Drug Prices

    What we all cannot forget though is that most, if not all AG's are lawyers with very little scientific read. So it IS up to us to help them see the flaws in the FDA science. They are going to do for their people what they believe is right based on surface information. We have to change that.

    PS: Sun... It might be "bad" news... but we can certainly be proactive and do something about it. From the ECA, he will be getting contacted and provided information. With Spikey leading the consumer front... he will have a very open picture as to what is really going on. :)
  7. RenaissancePuffer

    RenaissancePuffer Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Jul 10, 2009
    New Germany, MN
    Well the good news is, there are a lot of positive comments in that article. Hopefully that will make people wonder why the government is looking at trying to ban a device that has obviously changed peoples lives so much for the better.
  8. grimmer255

    grimmer255 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    what is wrong with this picture........One thing I hate more is being forced to do something that I believe to be immoral. So I guess they're signing death warrants in that state as well.
  9. Sun Vaporer

    Sun Vaporer Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 2, 2009

    Hightech---it is a "Vote Generator" issue. The majority of voters do not smoke and they do not want or care about us as a minoirity, even if it will save lives. So trying to sway this politicans is difficult at best if it does not further their effort to obtain votes and get re-elected.

  10. Rorschach

    Rorschach Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2008
    New York, NY
    Yup some positive parts of the article in the second half. I'm pleased that they're willing to show both the anti-smokers and actual ecig users
  11. LaceyUnderall

    LaceyUnderall Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2008
    USA and Canada
    But, he could also make a name for himself by being the first AG to see what is really going on here AND approve the sale/use of the PV based on it's potential! Yes... I know... you will say "long shot", but is it not worth a try?

    You never know!
  12. Twisted

    Twisted Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 25, 2009
    Hagerstown, MD
    Well, the write up seems to make the State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal look to be jumping the gun a bit - Kinda silly...
  13. Sun Vaporer

    Sun Vaporer Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 2, 2009
    I say that politicans go with the numbers--the long standing estabished voter's wishes. They do not risk their poll numbers on some long shot cause historically. But who knows, maybe this one is different. Begs the question as to why he jumped on the ban wagon to begin with?

  14. TheIllustratedMan

    TheIllustratedMan Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2009
    Upstate, NY
  15. SLDS181

    SLDS181 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 11, 2009
    Western NJ
    I think this is the problem. I don't consider vaping to be smoking, and neither does anyone else.

    What we need is for people against smoking in public, and for an improved public health, to be on our side - not be the "other side" we're fighting against.

    After all. We agree with them. Its why many of us looked to PV's in the first place.
  16. Spikey

    Spikey Moved On

    Sent to AG..

    My name is Spike XXXXXX. I am the President of the Long Island Vapers Club in New York. Our members come from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We are interested in meeting to provide information and answer questions about the "electronic cigarette" or personal vaporizer. We are a non-profit organization which promotes education and learning about nicotine vaporizers and educates the public on the safety and potential dangers of this device.

    Information can be found on the "Info" page of our website here...
    Vaping Info

    additional facts and information are here...
    PV facts

    and this is a list of articles relevant to show that the levels of carcinogens found by the FDA in liquid used in this device are in lower quantity than in a Liter of EPA approved drinking water
    Studies suggesting PV safety

    I can be reached for comment, questions or to arrange a meeting at this email or at XXX XXX-XXXX.

    Spike XXXXXX
    President - Long Island Vapers Club
    Long Island, New York - Vapers Club
  17. Spikey

    Spikey Moved On

    Maybe he's Cooper's "down low" friend? Hmmm... research...
  18. Tone

    Tone Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2009
    LI NY
    I used to live in and still work in CT and I will give you all a few facts about it.

    They charge you property tax on your car yearly even if it is leased, around $1300.00 a year, and they have a campaign that you should turn in you neighbor if they have out of state plates and live in the state more then a few months a year.
    It was one of the first states if not the first state to pull imminent domain to take peoples property and sell it to private investment groups.
    You can not buy beer or liquor on Sundays (this is why I moved LOL).
    They are always looking for some attention, they refuse to believe that they are just a NY suburb.
  19. BigJimW

    BigJimW Moved On ECF Veteran

    May 17, 2009
    Warwick, RI
    That is exactly the impression I got. As more and more AGs go after these things, with the recent bill signed into law giving the FDA power to regulate cigarettes, it will be so obvious to what the government is attempting to do that even NON smokers will easily see it.

    As more on the e-cig war continues, it will only expand awareness of the devices. In fact, admins, how many new members have joined here since the FDA report was issued? Quite a few from what I can see. :thumbs:
  20. adam07specb

    adam07specb Full Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 25, 2009
    I live in CT... it is a weird state to live in and it is very expensive, I also sent the attorney general an email with a lot of documents attached with results of testing a lot of safe vapors... I doubt anything will happen
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