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Change {dot} org petition for congress to reject the deeming regs

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  1. Lessifer

    Lessifer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Petition · U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, President of the United States: Reject the FDA's Deeming of Vapor Products as Tobacco Products · Change.org

    If you're looking for some way to be proactive about the upcoming regs, instead of waiting to see just how bad it's going to be, I've started this petition. Perhaps we can get the idea out there to congress, and the non-vaping public, that vaping is NOT tobacco and should not fall under the same rules and regulations.

    If you agree, sign, share, let's get this out there!
     
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  2. Lessifer

    Lessifer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    41 signatures so far, I've been sharing to every fb group I have access to. Any help you can provide to get this out there would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Sir2fyablyNutz

    Sir2fyablyNutz ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2015
    West Virginia, USA
    I tried signing up twice, won't process. Argh! (I don't use FB for online stuff). Tried signing it, "error occurred" Argh!
     
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  4. Robino1

    Robino1 Resting in Peace ECF Veteran

    Signed and shared with both Facebook and twitter. :)
     
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  5. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    Perhaps a "Cookie" Issue?

    Cookies... LOL
     
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  6. Scottitude

    Scottitude Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2010
    Metro Detroit
    Signed and tweeted.

    I don't do FB.

    Thanks, Lessifer!
     
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  7. BuGlen

    BuGlen Divergent ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Mar 6, 2012
    Tampa, Florida
    Signed and shared.
     
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  8. Lessifer

    Lessifer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    The change.org site was having issues all day, it took me 5 tries to get the thing up there.
     
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  9. motordude

    motordude Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 1, 2015
    VA, USA
    73 signatures now!

    You ROCK Lessifer!
     
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  10. Lessifer

    Lessifer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    111 now :)
     
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  11. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 16, 2010
    So-Cal
    I'm showing 227
     
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  12. Cullin Kin

    Cullin Kin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 28, 2014
    The 3Oh!3, Colorado
    Signed and shared. 379 supporters. :)
     
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  13. azb8496

    azb8496 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 5, 2013
    VA, USA
    I will sign it and hope it takes off.

    I think this a great idea and commend you for doing this. It brightened my day to see someone start a petition and others to support it. I have a couple ideas that I think could help this really take off.

    I wanted to share this on FB, but think we could make this more appealing and ultimately obtain more traction if it's tweaked a little. It reads a bit long, and if we want to attract the attention from all Americans for something they may only have a moment to read, it would be better to be more succinct. A somewhat emotional story might foster more public inclusiveness as well. For instance, a brief 3-5 sentence story about the reasoning behind the invention of the electronic cigarette followed by something that pulls people together, like 'we feel that both the birth and the pursued end goals of this industry are noble. It is because of this belief that we petition our government to consider the effects that the proposed FDA'... and so on.

    I hope you'll take my advice under consideration. I very much appreciate your ideas and action to follow through with a petition for us.
     
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  14. Lessifer

    Lessifer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I did think about taking that route, but I took a look at the previous attempts and they were short and basically an appeal of vaping saves lives, don't ban it, and they didn't take off. I wanted to get as much information out there as possible without being an overload, and while it might be a bit long, I'm hoping it's not TOO long. I'm also thinking, whenever someone shares it on FB they can write their own 2-3 sentence intro to get their friends and family to read it.
     
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  15. Cullin Kin

    Cullin Kin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 28, 2014
    The 3Oh!3, Colorado
    Looks like it just hit 500!

    Where you say, 'By rejecting the classification of vapor products as tobacco products we can:' you should add '5) Allow for the continued innovation and refinement of products currently on the market.'
     
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  16. azb8496

    azb8496 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 5, 2013
    VA, USA
    I respect your position. I have one more suggestion if you don't mind my intended constructive criticism. For me, specifically, the second paragraph stating "we, the members of the vaping community" felt a bit too exclusive for me to share with my non-vaping friends on FB. I thought it might unnecessarily make some people feel alienated and possibly leave them feeling disconnected from the cause and future causes I might endorse.

    Don't get me wrong though; I think what you're doing is excellent and I wholeheartedly support you in your efforts.:thumbs:
     
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  17. WindyCityJoe

    WindyCityJoe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 6, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    Great job Lessifer, up to 588 sigs.
     
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  18. Lessifer

    Lessifer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Yeah, I tried at least four different versions of that paragraph and it always felt too wordy, or like I left someone out, or... so I finally just had to go with it. I did add in the "including friends and family" bit :) but I know what you're saying.
     
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  19. Cullin Kin

    Cullin Kin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 28, 2014
    The 3Oh!3, Colorado
    Never thanked you... Thank you for doing this Lessifer!!!!!!!! :)

    ETA: This petition is exploding! Awesome. :)
     
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  20. Lessifer

    Lessifer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I like it, I added it
     
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