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  1. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    OCT 15, 2018

    HAVERHILL, MA: HEADS UP!
    Public hearing is at 7 p.m. TONIGHT in City Hall, Room 301. Vapor 21, Flavor ban & more. For advocacy tips, check out the Massachusetts CASAA page: Massachusetts - CASAA

    IN THE NEWS TOBACCO/VAPOR 21: “We all realized that working locally was the secret sauce,” says Crane in an email interview. “There are no tobacco lobbyists at the local level, just parents, doctors, teachers and neighbors serving on local city councils.”
    Antismoking laws gain local traction

    IN THE NEWS:
    “Rather than looking at how people might get sick, we may start looking at how smokers switching to these products actually have been better in terms of lung function, coughing"
    Northwestern researchers: e-cigarettes different from regular cigarettes

    PORTLAND, OREGON VAPOR MADNESS HYSTERIA:
    Just standing with vaping students, regardless of ingredients, considered a "drug and alcohol-related behavior," an offense with harsher consequences than being caught smoking.

    HELENA CITY, MT: HEADS UP! Meeting 6 p.m. TONIGHT in the city commission chambers of the City/County Building at 316 N. Park Ave. For advocacy tips, check out the Montana CASAA page: Montana - CASAA

    IN THE NEWS: "Innovative products, new markets and the much hated ‘industry' doing more to bring about better health outcomes than the UN’s supranational health bureaucracy."
    WHO’s afraid of vaping

    SHAWNEE CITY, KS: Heads up! 6 p.m. meeting will take place TONIGHT in the Bertha Ann Young City Commission Chambers at City Hall, at 16 W. 9th St! For advocacy tips, check out the Kansas CASAA page: https://bit.ly/2pUOSrq

    BERTHOUD, CO UPDATE: As Chief of Police Sargent Jim Anderson requested, "electronic smoking devices" are added to town ordinance. Stop over-regulation in your area. Get more info and join CASAA at https://bit.ly/2yENrl8
    Colorado - CASAA


    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA UPDATE: City Council on Oct. 2 quietly amended the definition of smoking to include electronic smoking devices in places in the city where smoking is banned.

    WEST VIRGINIA: Heads up! "Lawmakers should look to significantly increase the vaping juice tax like other sin taxes." Join CASAA to get future Calls to Action. For more advocacy tips, check out the CASAA West Virginia web page: https://bit.ly/2PAEEbc

    Laura Jean Bierut, MD, Alumni Endowed Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University of St. Louis:"...switching to e-cigarettes is a reasonable alternative...completely substituting e-cigarettes for combustible tobacco cigarettes reduces users’ exposure to numerous toxicants and carcinogens present in combustible tobacco cigarettes.”
     
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  2. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    OCT 17, 2018

    ALPENA, MI: HEADS UP!
    Banning vaping outside? Get advocacy tips and join CASAA on our Michigan web page at: https://bit.ly/2Px90vj

    LOUISVILLE, KY: HEADS UP! Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow (which is led by reps from anti-vaping groups) will host a free half-day conference in Louisville on Monday, December 10, to explore "the latest evidence" about the health impact of vaping.


    HARTFORD, CT: HEADS UP! Smoking adults ages 18-20 will be denied access to vaping as a safer alternative. Voting will be on Oct. 22nd! For more tips about advocacy and join CASAA on our Connecticut CASAA page:

    HERMANTOWN, MN: Vaping advocates show up and make their voices heard! The second hearing will take place Nov. 5th. For information and advocacy tips, check out the CASAA Minnesota web page: https://bit.ly/2ON9DjM

    Los Angeles County, CA: Heads up! "...emerging threats posed by electronic smoking devices, vaping products...beaches and parks, as well as any outdoor dining areas at restaurants, bars and lounges..." California CASAA page: https://bit.ly/2pX62VF
     
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  3. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
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    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    OCT 22, 2018

    BLOOMFIELD, CT: HEADS UP! Town council MEETING TONIGHT to prohibit smoking adults age 18-20 from access to safer alternatives. For Connecticut advocacy tips and to join CASAA, go to: Connecticut - CASAA

    MOUNT VERNON, OH: HEADS UP! Crazy plan to BAN adult smokers 18-20 yrs old from access to safer vaping products BUT LEAVE ALL TOBACCO LEGAL TO 18 & UP! Also adds vaping to smoking ordinance. MEETING TONIGHT AT 7:30 PM at 40 Public Square.

    IN THE NEWS: ARIZONA to focus on putting out e-cigarette use among youths

    FARMINGTON HILLS, MICHIGAN: HEADS UP! Meeting about VAPING ordinance TONIGHT 6PM at 31555 W Eleven Mile Rd. Join CASAA and get advocacy tips on the Michigan CASAA page:Michigan - CASAA
     
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  5. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    OCT 23, 2018

    LORAIN, OHIO: HEADS UP! Potential ban on vaping outside in parks, on paths and piers because of cigarette butts and "a man spitting tobacco juice in a beer cup" is "filthy." Join CASAA and advocate for harm reduction in Ohio: Ohio - CASAA

    UPDATE: VERNON HILLS, ILLINOIS adds vaping to smoking ordinance, including outdoor areas. Sign up for CASAA and advocate for your Illinois town at Illinois - CASAA

    UPDATE: CULLMAN, ALABAMA Council votes to include vaping under Clean Air Act

    TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION COMMENTARY: Treating E-cigs as Traditional Cigarettes Could Lead to Misguided Research and Policy

    IN THE NEWS: Why safer vaping devices that don't explode will not be available in the U.S.

    DRACUT, MASSACHUSETTS: HEADS UP! Proposals incl. but not limited to Vapor 21 and flavor sales ban exempting tobacco/vape shops - unless they decide to make it everywhere - don't assume someone won't try! HEARING Thurs 6 PM, Town Hall, 62 Arlington St

    UPDATE: HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Becomes First In State To Raise Vaping Product Purchasing Age To 21, prohibiting adult smokers 18 - 21 access to safer alternatives. Join CASAA & advocate for Connecticut smokers and vapers: Connecticut - CASAA

    UPDATE: BARRINGTON, ILLINOIS Raises Vaping Product Purchasing Age To 21, prohibiting adult smokers 18 - 21 access to safer alternatives. Join CASAA & advocate for Illinois smokers and vapers: Illinois - CASAA
     
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  6. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    OCT 24, 2018

    EASTON, MASSACHUSETTS: HEADS UP!
    Public BAN would apply to any “tobacco or non-tobacco product intended for inhalation in any manner or form.” To join CASAA and learn more about advocating, go to our CASAA Massachusetts page at https://bit.ly/2yAYADi

    MOUNT VERNON, OHIO: UPDATE! Vaping proposal will be rewritten.

    VIRGINIA: IN THE NEWS - "Less harm, less tax? Legislature to study new tobacco products" (Note that Virginia has 2nd lowest tobacco taxes, no vaping tax/bans, yet places 15th for LOWEST state smoking rates, with 3rd largest decline in smoking since 2012.)

    MICHIGAN: IN THE NEWS - Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund Endorses Gretchen Whitmer for Governor of Michigan, Praising Her Support of Legislation to Raise State's Tobacco/Vaping Age to 21. Advocate for Michigan vapers and smokers at: Michigan - CASAA
     
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  7. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    OCT 26, 2018

    EASTON, MASSACHUSETTS: HEADS UP!
    Banning vaping outdoors, misleading public about health risks. SPECIAL TOWN MEETING Tue, Oct. 30 at 7 PM at Oliver Ames High School. Learn to advocate for Massachusetts smokers and vapers at CASAA Massachusetts - CASAA

    Voters to consider vaping ban in town-owned fields, parks

    KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE: HEADS UP! Proposal to deny adult smokers ages 18-20 access to safer alternatives. NEXT MEETING Nov. 1st. Join CASAA and learn to advocate for NH smokers and vapers on the CASAA New Hampshire page: New Hampshire - CASAA

    Proposal to raise legal age for tobacco, nicotine in Keene moves forward

    SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA: (Just putting this out again, in case you've been living under a rock.) See CASAA's Call to Action for this ban on the California CASAA page: California - CASAA

    Snuffed out? Sacramento City Council to vote on flavored tobacco ban this year

    ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA: HEADS UP! Be aware that officials may also ban smoking adults age 18 - 20 from access to safer alternatives/vapor products. Contact your County Commissioners! The Florida CASAA page has more advocacy tips: Florida - CASAA

    Alachua County might ban stores from selling tobacco to anyone under 21

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND: HEADS UP! Unreasonable ban on vaping outdoors is being considered. Join CASAA and get advocacy tips on the CASAA Maryland page: Maryland - CASAA

    https://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-beat/opponents-of-proposed-outdoor-smoking-ban-in-county-speak-out/

    UPDATE: Vaping OUTSIDE in WALLA WALLA, WA parks could now cost $500.

    (For the record, even outdoor SMOKING not proven to have adverse health effects on bystanders as ALL second-hand adverse effects are based on LIVING WITH A SMOKING SPOUSE FOR DECADES.)

    Smoking banned in most Walla Walla city parks

    IN THE NEWS: FDA Is Ready to Restrict E-Cigarettes Based on Data We're Not Allowed to See - Food and Drug Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's claims about an "epidemic" of underage vaping are hard to evaluate without access to the survey results he cites.

    FDA Is Ready to Restrict E-Cigarettes Based on Data We're Not Allowed to See

    IN THE NEWS: E-cigarette makers want the Trump FDA to treat them like the EPA treats emitters

    “If you are trying to regulate somebody out of business, I don’t think you can expect anything other than pushback,”

    E-cigarette makers want the Trump FDA to treat them like the EPA treats emitters

    IN THE NEWS: FDA Scrutinizing Policies & Processes Around Its Tobacco Product Application Review

    FDA Scrutinizing Policies & Processes Around Its Tobacco Product Application Review

    IN THE NEWS: CDC Data Reveal Many Far More Dangerous Teen Behaviors Than Vaping

    Tobacco Truth: CDC Data Reveal Many Far More Dangerous Teen Behaviors Than Vaping

    IN THE NEWS: Vapers who agree that "vaping should be prohibited wherever smoking is prohibited" may want to reconsider, as smoking now being banned in rentals & privately-owned condominium units. The "slippery slope" that the ANTZ said would never happen?

    Plainsboro condo complex bans smoking

    IN THE NEWS: US consumers appear to be embracing more forms of Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR) in spite of ANTZ propaganda. Company reports sales and profit growth in US for snus & its tobacco-free nicotine pouch product. #THRsavesLives

    UPDATE 2-Swedish Match upbeat on tobacco-free nicotine pouches after Q3 forecast beat | Reuters
     
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  8. puffon

    puffon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2014
    The Villages, FL
    Thanks for the updates Kristin....:thumb:
     
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  9. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    OCT 29, 2018

    DECATUR, TEXAS: HEADS UP!
    Outdoor smoking parks ban would include using reduced risk vapor products and even SMOKE/VAPOR-FREE smokeless tobacco products?? Join CASAA and advocate for tobacco harm reduction on the Texas CASAA page: Texas - CASAA

    https://www.wcmessenger.com/2018/news/kicking-the-habit-council-considers-no-smoking-ordinance-for-parks/

    UPDATE: BOSEMAN/GALLATIN COUNTY, MONTANA bans indoor vaping, including in vape shops. Join us and help advocate for pro-tobacco harm reduction policies on the Montana CASAA page: Montana - CASAA

    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/montana/articles/2018-10-29/bozeman-gallatin-county-ban-indoor-vaping

    THE MORE YOU KNOW: Blue Zones Project meant to improve health and longevity opposes tobacco harm reduction, pushes for treating low risk vaping the same as smoking. Join CASAA today and advocate for pro-tobacco harm reduction policies! #THRsavesLives

    https://www.wiscnews.com/bdc/news/local/blue-zones-cities-can-help-residents-to-be-healthier/article_e9aafeb0-4fb3-546c-9577-5e9f3ee14e74.html

    UPDATE: BOURNE, MASSACHUSETTS denies adult smokers age 18-20 access to safer alternatives by including vapor products in Tobacco 21 law. Join Massachusetts CASAA to advocate for tobacco harm reduction in your area: https://bit.ly/2yAYADi

    https://www.capenews.net/bourne/news/bourne-health-board-bumps-up-minimum-age-to-buy-tobacco/article_1ff35a0f-2a81-5a80-afd8-4381be2c66a1.html

    BROOKLYN CENTER, MINNESOTA: HEADS UP! City is expected to take a FINAL VOTE on NOV 13 to deny adult smokers age 18 - 20 access to safer smoking alternatives. Check out the Minnesota CASAA page to join and find advocacy tips: https://bit.ly/2ON9DjM

    http://www.startribune.com/metro-briefs-brooklyn-center-city-council-weighs-raising-tobacco-sales-age-to-21/498793741/

    MARIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA: FLAVOR BAN MEETING TUES NIGHT! See the Call to Action on the California CASAA page at https://bit.ly/2OfERD5

    https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Marin-County-Supervisors-to-Consider-Flavored-Tobacco-Ban-498818801.html
     
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  10. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    OCT 30, 2018

    NIAGARA COUNTY, NEW YORK:
    (Confusing Tobacco/Vapor 21 logic) "18-to-20-year-olds account for less than 2 percent of tobacco sales" - so we need to ban sales to 18-to-20 year olds. Like others, this would likely deny adult smokers access to vapor products. Niagara County legislators mull over 'tobacco 21'

    IN THE NEWS: Environmentalists set sights on vapor product waste, such as single use cig-alikes, pods, nicotine refill bottles, coils and batteries. Are we, as consumers, and the industry doing enough to address responsible disposal and recycling?

    E-cigarette policy should consider environmental effects, expert says | Reuters
     
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  11. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    OCT 31, 2018

    IN THE NEWS:
    Sens. Wyden (D-OR), Durbin (D-IL), Murray (D-WA) + 12 others demand FDA ban "kid-appealing flavors" without specifying which flavors appeal to kids but not adults, nor evidence that vapor flavors put youth "at risk for a lifelong addiction." Wyden, colleagues urge FDA to ban flavored e-cigarettes

    THE MORE YOU KNOW: @UK_HealthCare is worried that "We don’t know the 10-year effects" of #vaping. CASAA knows that there are many of our members, ex-smokers, who've been vaping 10+ years, so tell us...how are ya'll doing? #THRsavesLives

    Up in smoke: Juuls put addiction in UK students' pockets

    OREGON: Article's exaggerated "almost 20% smoking" (really 16.2% in 2017) justifies "effective" vaping sin tax. Fun Fact: Virginia tobacco tax ranks 50th, no vape tax and has a lower smoking rate (15.2%) than Oregon. CASAA Oregon: https://bit.ly/2CTFLz1

    Oregon wants to drive down health costs by driving up cost of drinking, smoking | Malheur Enterprise

    UPDATE DRACUT, MASSACHUSETTS: Board of Health voted 3-0 governing the sales of tobacco and vaping products, including limiting the sale of such products to those 21 and over.

    Read more: Dracut raises tobacco age to 21

    Dracut raises tobacco age to 21
     
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  12. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    NOV 1, 2018

    IN THE NEWS:
    FDA issues press release sounding slightly more positive about working w/industry, as consumer advocates await promised evidence showing "epidemic level ADDICTION trends" aren't just increase of EXPERIMENTATION (ie "daily use" vs "ever use.") Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on meetings with industry related to the agency’s ongoing policy commitment to firmly address rising epidemic rates in youth e-cigarette use

    KENTUCKY: 2nd highest smoking rates in US at 24.5% in 2017, but Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky focuses instead on sin tax to curb use of low risk vapor products actually helping Kentuckians quit smoking. Join Kentucky CASAA: https://bit.ly/2P6jMfN

    Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky has plans for next legislative session

    BERTHOUD, COLORADO UPDATE: As of Nov. 10th, vaping banned in all public INDOOR AND OUTDOOR spaces to purportedly curb youth vaping, as officials admit they have "lack of resources" (including allowing youth access to NRT) to treat smoking-addicted youth.

    Berthoud vaping ban seeks to end e-cigarette use by high school students
     
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  13. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    NOV 2, 2018

    IN THE NEWS:
    @truthinitiative JUUL Study twists the truth. In reality, just 1.5% of 15-17 year olds vaped a JUUL on 10 or more days of the month and more 15-17 year olds used combustible tobacco in the last 30 days than used a JUUL. #THEsavesLives

    Truth’s JUUL Study: Deception and Confusion - Vaping360

    GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: HEADS UP! Workshop NOV. 5th to pitch BANNING VAPING OUTDOORS in parks, even though NC smoking rate is still at 17.9% and vaping can help folks quit. North Carolina CASAA advocacy page: North Carolina - CASAA

    Tobacco-free parks proposal up for debate in Greenville

    IN THE NEWS: (RHODE ISLAND) Superior Court Judge Stephen P. Nugent holds Middletown tobacco/vapor flavor ban as unconstitutional. #THRsavesLives

    https://rilawyersweekly.com/blog/2018/11/01/tobacco-ordinance-declared-unconstitutional/

    MASHPEE, MASSACHUSETTS: HEADS UP! After denying adult smokers 18-20 yrs old access to safer alternatives, officials aim to deny legal vapers access to flavored products in some retail locations. Massachusetts CASAA page: Massachusetts - CASAA

    Mashpee Board Of Health May Ban Flavored Tobacco
     
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  14. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    NOV 5, 2018

    COLORADO: HEADS UP!
    Governor's order recommends General Assembly ban vapor flavors, prohibit adult smokers 18-20 access to lower risk vapor products. Join Colorado CASAA and advocate for THR policies: https://bit.ly/2SOeGmD

    Gov. Hickenlooper signs executive order aimed at curbing teen vaping

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILLINOIS: HEADS UP! Not only banning sale of safer alternatives to smoking adults age 18-20, but also prohibiting those same adults from USING safer alternatives by prohibiting possession. MEETING TONIGHT 7PM at village hall!

    Hoffman Estates may raise smoking, vaping age to 21

    IN THE NEWS: (FLORIDA) Ninth Amendment vote oddly combines bans offshore drilling and indoor vaping. CASAA CEO Alex Clark quoted in the article. See CASAA's Call to Action here: https://bit.ly/2PYNsYo

    Florida’s Ninth Amendment forces voters to choose between two obscure decisions - UNF Spinnaker

    UPDATE: (PUTNAM COUNTY, NEW YORK) County Executive MaryEllen Odell signed a bill into law that prohibits adult smokers 18-20 access to safer alternatives to smoking. It becomes effective on January 1, 2019.

    Putnam County’s Tobacco 21 legislation signed into law
     
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  15. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    NOV 6, 2018

    UPDATE: (GREENVILLE/PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA)
    Pitt County Health Director Dr. John Morrow is behind initiative to BAN VAPING OUTDOORS because smoking tobacco is dangerous - even though vapor products don't contain tobacco or create smoke. Support THR! Pitt County Health Director looking to make parks 'tobacco free'

    UPDATE: (HERMANTOWN, MINNESOTA) Yet another town naively prohibits adult smokers 18-20 access to safer alternatives to smoking. If you're in Minnesota, advocate for vapers and smokers here: Minnesota - CASAA

    Hermantown Restricts Tobacco Product Sales to 21+
     
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  16. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    ** Voting isn't just about election day. **

    While lawmakers can't see *how* you vote, they can see *if* you vote. Your #vote makes your voice #louder in meetings, hearings, calls, and letters to all of your officials.

    Find your polling place, today at https://www.vote.org/polling-place-locator/

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  17. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    NOV 10, 2018

    UPDATE: (NEWPORT, ARKANSAS)
    City council takes away right of business owners to cater to customers using SMOKE-FREE products by including products in SMOKING ban, sending false message that products are the same. Arkansas CASAA: https://bit.ly/2RJH5Jd

    Newport passes new smoke-free ordinance

    IN THE NEWS: UK Tobacco company says "majority of smokers would prefer to switch to #vaping" in most of its markets, so plans to invest additional $100 million next year in its vape brand. #THRsavesLives

    We're going 'all-in' on vaping, Imperial CEO says

    IN THE NEWS: CDC says adult #smoking at record low 14% & notably young adults 18-24 down from 13% to 10%, belying youth #vaping "epidemic," but officials still keen to protect youth from now debunked "vaping gateway to smoking." #THRtruth #THRsavesLives

    Cigarette smoking among U.S. adults lowest ever recorded

    WASECA, MINNESOTA: HEADS UP! Tobacco 21 ordinance set for Dec. 18 public hearing, also denies adult smokers 18-20 access to safer alternatives! If you live in the area, plan to attend! See Minnesota CASAA for advocacy tips: https://bit.ly/2ON9DjM

    http://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/local_news/waseca-advances-tobacco-ordinance/article_f70f8916-e2ff-11e8-8e0c-8399f4937e56.html

    ASHBURNHAM, MASSACHUSETTS: Bans flavored vapor products, prohibits adult smokers 18-20 access to safer #vaping alternatives. Final approval at DECEMBER MEETING, expecting no objections! We urge you to OBJECT! CASAA Massachusetts: https://bit.ly/2yAYADi

    https://halfwheel.com/ashburnham-mass-bans-flavored-tobacco-raises-purchasing-age-to-21/284582

    IN THE NEWS: Possibly as soon as next week, the FDA is expected announce a convenience stores/gas station flavor ban and possibly regulate online sales. CASAA is waiting to hear how they plan to do this before officially commenting.

    https://reason.com/blog/2018/11/09/the-fdas-plan-to-ban-flavored-e-cigarett

    THE MORE YOU KNOW: 2+2=5? Media reports young adult (18-24) smoking historic 10% low, but somehow youth #vaping "epidemic" leading to more not less youth smoking. How? Official answer is "We don't know." SIDE NOTE: The plural of anecdote actually IS data. https://bit.ly/2JSoqbr

    THE MORE YOU KNOW: The bar has been moved. Treating #NicotineAddiction initially intended to help people #QuitSMOKING. Now the goal is clearly to end nicotine use regardless of #VapingNotSmoking. Meanwhile, similar risk caffeine addiction 100% acceptable.
    https://bit.ly/2zD3eRQ
     
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  18. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    NOV 15, 2018

    THE MORE YOU KNOW:
    #Vaping "epidemic" reversing youth #smoking decline would make convenient headlines, but no mention here of SMOKING. Historic smoking low in 18-24 group suggests not, but @FDATobacco, @CDCTobaccoFree withholding stats. #THRsavesLives

    Results from 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey show dramatic increase in e-cigarette use among youth over past year

    IN THE NEWS: (UK) Cancer Research UK study with almost 13,000 participants finds time spent with #vapers increases #smoker motivation to #quitsmoking and #vaping is NOT "renormalising" #smoking. #THRsavesLives

    Vapers do not undermine desire to quit smoking

    IPSWICH, MASSACHUSETTS: HEADS UP! Board of Health MEETING NOV. 19th to discuss ordinance that will prohibit ADULT smokers 18-20 access to safer alternatives. For CASAA Massachusetts advocacy tips: Massachusetts - CASAA

    Smoking and vaping regulations to be tightened in Ipswich, with proposed purchase age set at 21 | thelocalne.ws

    IN THE NEWS: (VIRGINIA) Bucking conventional wisdom? State sees historic low HS teen smoking rate - smoking (6.5%) and vaping (11.8%) rates lower than 7.6% / 20.8% national averages - without using "effective" tobacco control methods of taxes and bans.

    Teen cigarette smoking hits record low in Virginia

    UPDATE: (ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA) Vapor flavor ban passed on Nov. 7th. #THR and #vaping advocates should note that survey showing 59% support was just 359 of 79,000+ residents. Don't give up - show up! See CASAA California page: https://bit.ly/2OfERD5

    Alameda bans flavored tobacco products
     
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  19. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    NOV 19, 2018

    UPDATE: (GREEN CITY, OHIO)
    Council prohibits smoking adults 18-20 access to safer alternatives. Stand up for other smokers and vapers in Ohio! Learn more at Ohio CASAA: https://bit.ly/2RYqCRw

    Green council approves nicotine, tobacco sale restrictions

    IN THE NEWS: (SLATE MAGAZINE) "The perverse irony of the new rules is that while many e-cigarettes will now be banned from convenience stores, perfectly lethal combustible cigarettes will still be right there on the shelf. " #THRsavesLives

    The FDA’s New E-Cigarette Regulations Respond to an “Epidemic” That Doesn’t Really Exist

    IN THE NEWS: (NY TIMES) The risks? “After 18 years of smoking cigarettes, I’m not exactly worried about nicotine addiction.” Only one friend has quit vaping...he went back to smoking cigarettes. #THRsavesLives

    She Couldn’t Quit Smoking. Then She Tried Juul.

    SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA: HEADS UP! Town hall meeting DEC 11 at Sumter County Library to discuss initiative to prevent youth tobacco/vaping. Find advocacy tips at South Carolina CASAA page: https://bit.ly/2S0V1i0

    Town hall to be held in Sumter to discourage teen tobacco use

    UPDATE: MASHPEE, MASSACHUSETTS Board of Health quietly bans sale of low risk flavored vapor products in convenience stores effective December 28. Cigarettes still allowed to be sold just about everywhere. Massachusetts CASAA: https://bit.ly/2yAYADi

    https://www.capenews.net/mashpee/news/mashpee-health-board-bans-sale-of-flavored-tobacco/article_597dcd61-a33c-553f-af87-51435c36f347.html

    IN THE NEWS: (KENTUCKY) State lawmaker wants to pass bill that would allow employers to discriminate against smokers (and, if it's typical ANTZ law, probably include ANY nicotine use as the same as "smoking.")

    https://www.wpsdlocal6.com/2018/11/17/bill-would-allow-employers-to-discriminate-against-smokers/

    IN THE NEWS: (FORBES) "FDA and other worrywarts fret that teenagers are taking up vaping in "epidemic" proportions, ignoring the fact that many of these young people would be smoking and/or drinking more if they didn't vape."

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/steveforbes/2018/11/19/antivaping-hysteriais-unhealthy/#6336914535b9

    OHIO: HEADS UP! The Ohio Health Issues Poll asked about imposing a state tax on e-cigarettes, similar to the $1.60 per pack tax on traditional cigarettes. Nearly 6-in-10 Ohio adults in the poll supported such a tax. https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-11-19/health-issues/polling-reveals-disconnect-on-harm-of-e-cigs/a64666-1
     
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  20. kristin

    kristin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2009
    CASAA - Wisconsin
    NOVEMBER 26, 2018

    VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON: HEADS UP!
    Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver is planning to reintroduce legislation to raise the age for legal sale of vapor products, denying smoking adults 18-20 access to safer alternatives. Washington CASAA: https://bit.ly/2QYDdE3

    Rep. Harris hopes to raise tobacco sale age to 21

    THE MORE YOU KNOW: #Vapers "...exposed to excessive metal levels only by consuming high volumes of vape liquids. For example, vapers would have to use 15.4 liters (nearly four gallons) of liquid per day to achieve exposure to 2 micrograms of cadmium."

    Tobacco Truth: Detoxing the Heavy Metal Vape Scare

    UPDATE: (LAUDERDALE, MINNESOTA) Just ONE person moved City Council to prohibit ADULT SMOKERS 18-20 from access to SAFER ALTERNATIVES to smoking. More will follow unless YOU stand against it. Minnesota CASAA: https://bit.ly/2ON9DjM

    Lauderdale raises tobacco purchase age to 21 – Park Bugle

    THE MORE YOU KNOW: Why do adult smokers need vaping? Because "in a given year, more than 40 percent of smokers make no attempt to quit. For those who do, it can take many tries -- estimates vary from six to 30 -- before they succeed, if they ever do." #THR
    Cessation fatigue predicts which smokers making a quit attempt are likely to relapse

    THE MORE YOU KNOW: Georgetown study finds "strong and consistent inverse relationship between vaping and smoking across the different datasets for both youth and young adults." (Translation: Vaping appears to be major factor in lowering youth smoking.) As Vaping Increased in Popularity, Use of Cigarettes Declined

    SNOWMASS, COLORADO: HEADS UP! Town Council considers prohibiting ADULT smokers 18-20 from access to SAFER smoking alternatives. Fight for tobacco harm reduction in Colorado with tips from Colorado CASAA: Colorado - CASAA

    http://www.aspenpublicradio.org/post/snowmass-will-raise-age-buy-nicotine-products

    UPDATE: (NORMAL, ILLINOIS) Town Council denies ADULT smokers 18-20 access to safer smoking alternatives. Advocate for smokers and vapers with Illinois CASAA: https://bit.ly/2CASUh3

    http://www.wglt.org/post/normal-enacts-tobacco-21-ordinance-short-term-rental-tax#stream/0

    LAKE ZURICH, ILLINOIS: HEADS UP! Village Board could vote on denying adult smokers 18-20 access to safer alternative to smoking during a MEETING in LATE DECEMBER.
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-zurich/news/ct-lzc-lake-zurich-tobacco-21-ordinance-tl-1129-story.html

    IN THE NEWS: (EU) Court stands by BAN on low risk, smoke-free #snus. Meanwhile, Sweden enjoys lowest 2017 smoking rate at 7%, while EU smoking ranges from 19% in Belgium to whopping 37% rate in Greece: https://bit.ly/2r826ly

    https://kfgo.com/news/articles/2018/nov/22/eu-court-stands-by-ban-on-swedish-tobacco-product-snus/

    TUCSON, ARIZONA: HEADS UP! City working to deny adult #SMOKERS 18-20 access to safer alternatives to smoking. Learn more about advocating at Arizona CASAA: https://bit.ly/2DPcjLl

    https://news.azpm.org/p/news-topical-health/2018/11/22/141331-raising-the-age-to-buy-tobacco/

    IN THE NEWS: (UKRAINE) Legislation Institute of the Ukrainian Parliament expert CREDITS #TobaccoHarmReduction, including #VAPING, for declining smoking rates in the country. Strazhesko Cardiology Research Center study shows switching improves health.
    https://bit.ly/2PSQ6mF

    THE MORE YOU KNOW: States will spend less than 3% of $27+ billion 2018 Settlement payments & taxes on prevention/cessation, instead spending the windfall on unrelated programs & projects. Unsuprisingly, some want to roll vapor products into the scheme. https://bit.ly/2P1iOfX

    IN THE NEWS: (FDA) “People are moving to e-cigarettes and that isn’t going to change,” Miller said. “These regulations won’t slow the investment by these companies. In fact, they incentivize them to produce even more products for current users.”

    https://wdef.com/2018/11/26/big-tobacco-not-sweating-proposed-curb-on-flavored-cigarettes-2/

    UPDATE: (VERNON HILLS, ILLINOIS) Officials decided AGAINST raising the age for legal possession of tobacco & #vaping products to 21.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/vernon-hills/news/ct-vhr-possession-of-tobacco-21-tl-1129-story.html

    UPDATE: (ILLINOIS) Tobacco 21 bill, which included #vaping products, short on override votes

    https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/tobacco-bill-short-on-override-votes-in-illinois/article_524935d8-edc9-11e8-aeaf-473c6afb8d73.html
     
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