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    This article not only includes misinformation (ie. “vaping specifically can increase your risk of heart disease” and “nicotine can inhibit and alter brain development,”) it also illustrates the huge gap between experts' knowledge of smoking cessation and what they could actually learn from just talking to experienced vapers and vape shops:

    There is not one mention of the fact that nicotine levels can be stepped down in open vapor systems.

     

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      Appeals Court Grants Logic Temporary Stay of Menthol MDOs.
      By CASAA Director Jim McDonald for Vaping360

       

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        Updated w/ 17 new studies, the Cochrane Library now says there is HIGH certainty evidence that nicotine vaping helps more people quit for 6 months or longer than NRT!

        https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD010216.pub7/full

        Unfortunately, they found little data for long-term health effects. Let's show researchers that we're here and want to share our experiences!

        If you've been vaping nicotine AND haven't smoked tobacco for 10 YEARS OR MORE, please head over to Twitter and REPLY to the the questions on this tweet:

        Finally, if you haven't done it yet, please be sure to share your story with CASAA's Testimonials Project, where over 13,400 people have already submitted their tales of success!

         

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          Cochrane Library says HIGH certainty evidence vaping helps more people than NRT. Research finds vaping much lower in carcinogens than smoking. California bans flavors. Media botches reporting CDC youth tobacco data and more!

           

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            CASAA LIVE
            What does California's new law ban? What actions are being taken against it? What can consumers do? Will a flavor ban hit your state next? TODAY at 4:30 PM ET/1:30 PM PT, CASAA's Alex Clark and Danielle Jones will discuss these questions and more!

             

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              THR Term of the Week: "Common Liability"

              It's very likely that the reason for any link between teen vaping and future smoking is that teens who start vaping are the same ones who are likely to try smoking, regardless of whether they had ever vaped.

              Read More: https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1003554


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                ✂️CASAA LIVE CLIP ️
                CASAA Explains the California Flavor Ban:
                What does California's new law actually ban? What legal actions are being taken against it? CASAA's CEO @Hello_Alex and president @DanielleTHR answer these questions and more!

                 

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                  “Cochrane confirms with great credibility that people using vaping products have better prospects of quitting.”

                  “The days when vaping opponents could say ‘we just don’t know’ are now long gone.”
                  ~ Clive Bates, former director of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) UK

                   

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                    CASAA CYBER MONDAY SALE!

                    Advocate in style and help support CASAA! YOU pick where the graphic is (front, back, or back with CASAA logo on front,) color and size! Hurry! The sale ends December 1st!

                    Shop: CASAA Store | Featuring custom t-shirts, prints, and more

                    #CyberMonday #vaping #Vape #THRsavesLives

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                      THR Term of the Week: "Current Tobacco Use"

                      CDC defines "current use" in national youth tobacco surveys as having used a tobacco, nicotine or vapor product EVEN ONE TIME in the past 30 days.

                      This is clearly an unrealistic measure of nicotine "addicted" youth.


                       

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                        Debunking an article (that seems to contradict common sense and established science) about clearly vaping-naive researchers, who were studying the possible increased risk for cavities and tooth decay from vaping.

                        Quote #1:
                        "Adding artificial sweeteners and flavorings to the sticky aerosol may create the perfect breeding ground for cavities. The sugar is what the bacteria feeds on."
                        — Dr. Karina Irusa

                        1) E-liquid typically has a Propylene Glycol/Vegetable Glycerin base that's more slick than sticky. Most manufacturers would not create a liquid that is overly "sticky" for reasons well-known to vapers, including the damage to vapor devices.

                        2) Most artificial sweeteners aren't known to cause tooth decay, because bacteria CAN'T feed on it. Which is why dentists recommend sugar-free gums.

                        3) Flavorings added to e-liquids are also typically PG or VG based, not bacteria-friendly sugars.

                        Quote #2:
                        "The e-cigarette users had different kinds of oral bacteria that thrive on heated e-liquid ingredients, such as propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, which add nicotine and sweet flavors to vapes."

                        4) Both PG and VG are widely known for having ANTIBACTERIAL properties. Even the antibacterial mouthwash Chlorhexidine, prescribed by dentists to treat gingivitis, contains glycerin.

                        5) Neither PG nor VG add nicotine or flavor to vapes!

                         

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                          Shamefully one-sided NPR piece filled with untrue claims. Says teen vaping "hasn't yet slowed" despite over 50% decline since 2019. Blames flavors/ads targeting teens despite neither being a reason why even Mr. Rose started vaping. False claim that vapor products are the "equivalent of 800 cigarettes," and more.

                          Of course, not one tobacco harm reduction expert or adult vaper was consulted about how these bans and regulation would affect adult smoking rates.

                           

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                            CALL TO ACTION REMINDER: COLUMBUS, OH!

                            An ordinance that would ban the sale of flavored vapor products (and possibly other smoke-free nicotine products) has a second hearing in the Columbus City Council TONIGHT at 5 PM. See link below to TAKE ACTION!

                             

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                              CASAA quote on California flavor ban in Filter Article:

                              Danielle Jones, the board president of CASAA, a member-driven nonprofit that advocates for safer nicotine alternatives, emphasized to Filter that although THR proponents are obviously against prohibition, “the motivations and desired-outcome differences” between advocates and corporations “can be massive.”

                              “There are times where consumer and tobacco industry interests overlap, and given that tobacco companies have the financial resources to act on those interests in ways that most advocates and consumers do not, we sometimes find ourselves on the same side of the issue,” she told Filter. “Just because we’re on the same side of an issue doesn’t mean that we ‘support tobacco companies.’”

                               

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                                "Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) is completely against the ban, saying that many flavored tobacco products help smokers quit cigarettes. The CEO of CASAA, Alex Clark, said it’s not the city’s call to ban something regulated on the federal level and if a ban passes, there should be exemptions.

                                “I don't think that the City Council is really in a position to override the diligence and thorough review that FDA is doing on these products,” said Clark. “So that exemption needs to be added at the very least to this legislation.”

                                 

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                                  CALL TO ACTION UPDATE: TEMPE, AZ

                                  There is a virtual Human Services and Community Safety Council Committee at noon on December 7th with Councilmembers Doreen Garlid & Joel Navarro. Hear a discussion on recommended changes to a proposed ordinance regulating the sale of tobacco products (This is a VAPE FLAVOR BAN!)

                                   

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                                    CASAA BLOG

                                    CASAA CEO & president both quoted on vaping flavor bans. CTAs in Columbus & Tempe, Debunking a junk dental study and more!

                                     

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                                      CASAA LIVE

                                      What caused EVALI? When & where was the outbreak? How were nicotine "e-cigarettes" implicated in the outbreak? TODAY at 4:30 PM ET/1:30 PM PT, CASAA's VP Logan Evans and Member Coordinator Kristin Noll-Marsh will discuss these questions & more!

                                       

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                                        CALL TO ACTION UPDATE: TEMPE, AZ

                                        There will be a virtual Human Services and Community Safety meeting on December 7th at NOON to discuss a proposed ordinance change that could include a ban on flavored vapor products! Click the link for info!

                                         

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