New WhiteHouse petition! Please sign.

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  1. espkh123

    espkh123 Senior Member Verified Member

    There is a new petition up on whitehouse.gov
    This petition aims to stop labeling ecigarettes as tobacco products.

    These are the contents of the article.

    "Electronic cigarettes and E-Juice (a blend of Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin which may or may not contain nicotine) are being wrongly labeled as tobacco products and therefore being subject to unjustified bans.
    There is no tobacco involved, just nicotine. Nicotine is a naturally occurring stimulant found in the nightshade family of plants.
    By labeling these electronic cigarette devices as tobacco products, they are being subject to bans which provide smokers little alternatives to quitting.
    Nicotine patches helped increase the quitting chance of smokers by 50-70%, but found 93% of the subjects returned to smoking within 6 months (as documented by the Cochrane Collaboration).
    Most "vapers" never go back to smoking. We cannot turn our backs on our citizens!"

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    Help spread the word, thank you! :vapor::vapor::vapor:
     
  2. espkh123

    espkh123 Senior Member Verified Member

  3. Chimney34

    Chimney34 Ultra Member Verified Member

    Supporting member
    Thanks for the link!
    Done & done! But we need many more signatures!
    I'll be linking to this thread in some of the threads I visit regularly.
     
  4. Stubby

    Stubby Ultra Member

    All I have to do to sign this is ignore the fact that e-liquid is a tobacco product, but that is really besides the point. Two former very similar petitions where sent to the white house. The first one was brushed off with a bogus statement from the FDA. The second one was ignored.

    It is unfortunate that people will waste their energy on this petition and are under the illusion they are actually doing something of significance (or doing something that hasn't already been done). It's been done, was shown to be pointless, so lets all move on to something more productive.
     
  5. navigator2011

    navigator2011 Super Member Verified Member

    Hi guys, just signed this petition--just 99,158 signatures to go. :unsure:
     
  6. Talyon

    Talyon Vape 4 Life Verified Member

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    Come on all let's get signing.

    Being idle is just wrong.
     
  7. Vocalek

    Vocalek CASAA Activist

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    Idle is wrong. But please put that enthusiasm and energy someplace where it will do some good. Write a good Letter to the Editor the next time you see a story on e-cigarettes in the local paper. Sign up to receive Calls to Action and then take action. Make an appointment with your local, state, or federal law-makers and talk to them about how Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) worked for you when nicotine abstinence kept failing.

    Why do I think this latest petition won't help?

    Check out this petition: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pe...igarettes-accessories-and-associated/RQLBYRsd

    They changed the required number of signatures from 10,000 to 25,000 just as this one was filed. We blew away the requirement by gathering over 33,000 signatures. We met the requirement well before the deadline of January 14, 2013. Exactly three weeks from today it will be ONE YEAR since we met the requirements, and we have not had any response whatsoever. Not. One. Word.

    And shortly after we blew away their darn inflated requirement, they upped it again to TEN TIMES what it started out as. Doesn't that tell you something?

    The message I hear is this:

     
  8. 2coils

    2coils Ultra Member Verified Member

    We should have started a petition for the White House to respond to the last one! I lost faith in the administration after the last one was ignored not not mention other matters. I agree, time to shift our efforts in another direction. Not trying to be a buzz kill but this "we the people thing" turned out to be a dead end for us!
     
  9. Uma

    Uma Vaping Master Verified Member

    They're bias. I've received lots of notices of "We won!!" from other petitions I've signed over the years, from health problems to false inprisonment issues to save the butterflies. They're never told they have to get more Sigs.. except one, a Veterans one. (To date). Vets & eCigs are being picked on methinks.
     
  10. Vocalek

    Vocalek CASAA Activist

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    The Washington Times printed my Letter with a title they wrote:

    The article that I was responding to is available here: White House's 'We the People' petition site slows to a trickle - Washington Times
     
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