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Important!! Please read this to help protect your e-cig rights!!

Discussion in 'North Texas Vapers' started by sonicdsl, Sep 23, 2012.

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  1. sonicdsl

    sonicdsl Reviewers Mgr
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    There are so many things going on, and so many strong, well-funded groups (including the FDA) that are trying to get e-cigs banned in general, or at least anywhere public, that I feel compelled to share these links with you. As this is still really a "cottage" industry, we as a group are weak and unorganized in comparison to the ANTZ (Anti Nicotine & Tobacco Zealots). They are in general against any type of tobacco, and would prefer you quit cold turkey, or at least via "approved" pharmaceuticals (ie: gum, patch, lozenges, etc.), that have a 5-7% success rate. We can't yet quantify the cessation success rate of e-cigs (though anecdotally, many guess the rate, based on surveys & discussions here & other forums), but it's estimated at at least 60-70%, roughly. We all know it works for most (to either completely or partially replace analogs), and even if some of us want to continue to vape, it's still reduced harm compared to analogs.

    This is the key mission of CASAA, to ensure that THR (Tobacco Harm Reduction) products (including e-cigs, smokeless tobacco, snus & dissovables) are available fairly and freely to consenting adults.

    There needs to be more activity in the following sub-forums, as the more of us get involved (by at least joining and maybe donating to CASAA - even if it's only $5, whatever you can afford, maybe even writing emails, letters, making calls, and visiting with government officials), the more we can get the word out to them that we will not stand for banning of any sort (other than to <18 year olds) of our beloved e-cigs.

    The FDA is poised to assign deeming regulation on e-cigs (probably not too long after the election, if Obama is re-elected in particular - see the posts under "Legislation"), which will ban any new devices after 2007, relegating us to sub-standard old-style poor performance devices, and who knows what it will do to our liquids (but imagine huge taxes and lots of mom-and-pop shops forced out of business, and potentially other not-fun stuff).

    Please seriously consider getting involved - the more involved now, the better our chances for success. We need more supporters to act upon the calls to action and general communications. Let's get the activity up in these sub-forums (here too, please, but that's another story :) )!!

    ECF SUB-FORUMS:

    CASAA

    Legislation sub-forum

    General News Sub-Forum

    Law & The E-Cigarette (to a lesser extent)

    THR NEWS & UPDATES BLOG

    Anti-THR Lie of the Day (excellent blog from Dr. Carl Phillips, who is now with CASAA)

    CASAA also has a fairly active Facebook group:

    We are CASAA

    Here's the website and FB page for a new documentary made by vapers:

    We are Vapers

    We are Vapers on FB

    Finally, here's a page called ClearStream, which was a clinical study on vaping and exhaled vapor championed by Utah Vapers and sponsored by FlavourArt of Italy (who provide many of the flavors in many of the eliquids out there):

    ClearStream by FlavourArt | ClearStream by FlavourArt

    They've just released the results of their peer-reviewed study, and it looks great for e-cigs, proving there is nothing of concern in "second-hand vapor".



    A fairly small percentage of vapers are skilled enough and/or inclined to be able to make their own hardware and/or eliquids. I hope everyone will read this and give serious consideration to "the cause". It's very important, not just for you and your vaping friends, but also for anyone who smokes, so that they also have the chance to greatly reduce their chances for death and disease from smoking!

    If anyone has anything else to add, or correct, that is germane, please feel free to comment below or PM me. :)
     

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