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Million Vaper March?

Discussion in 'Campaigning discussions' started by yanks21, Mar 17, 2010.

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  1. yanks21

    yanks21 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2010
    New York
    I know as it now stands the problem with e-cig bans is coming at us quickly on a state by state basis so perhaps a "march on Washington" might now make sense to people but I don't think it could hurt if we could get media coverage.

    Perhaps tens of thousands standing together in Washington would do more than a few hundred or a few thousand protesting in the various states (NY, IL and MD)

    Is this a pipe dream?

    Does anyone have any estimate as to the turn out for vapefest?
  2. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    I wish, because something like this is desperately needed.

    But how many vapers do we really have?
    And how many of them could afford to attend such an event?
    And how many of them could get the time off from work?

    All I can tell you is I would do all of the above if the turnout would be significant.
  3. yanks21

    yanks21 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2010
    New York
    I live in NY - I could sleep 6 and drive down.

    What our true numbers are is a blind spot for me and as people have stated you know there are countless people who are e-cig smokers but DON'T go online often let alone join a forum.

    I mentioned this forum last night to a friend and he was like: WHY are you spending time talking to strangers online?

    Perhaps the best we could hope for is some kind of coordinated effort that would occur at the same time on both coasts, the midwest, etc. certainly not ideal but perhaps better than nothing?
  4. CES

    CES optimistic cynic Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 25, 2010
    Birmingham, Al
  5. taz3cat

    taz3cat Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 2, 2008
    Port Arthur, Texas
    Yanks21, you need to get your people together and go to Albany, NY and nag your legislature. Get them to amend the bill to only ban the e-cigarettes to minors, that is all that needs to be done since the FDA will not classify them as tobacco products which automatically bans them for minors. If the FDA would do their job properly we would not be having these problems. Also remind them Judge Leon ruled they were tobacco products. The FDA is not the last word in this matter, the courts are.
  6. lonercom

    lonercom Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 1, 2010
    St. Petersburg, Fl
    I do have Vacation time to use. May not have the $$$ 4 the trip as it all seems to go to V4L these days.

    I do have a perfectly functioning thumb and look good in a miniskirt (don't ask). So just give me the date and I will be there.

    LETS March on the FDA Headquarters!!!! :evil:
  7. curiousJan

    curiousJan Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 20, 2009
    Central IL
    Now there's an idea!

  8. yanks21

    yanks21 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2010
    New York
    Sorry for those who replied yesterday I missed that more people had responded.

    Unfortunately taz I don't have "people" I am the only person amongst my immediate group of friends and family that smoke :(

    I have both called and writen to my reps and other in neighboring districts.

    Also, as stated in my original post:

    I'm sure you've seen both pathetic tea parties where about 40 people attended and larger ones were thousands did and anytime I've seen the ones where there are only 30-40 people they just come off as looking pathetic to me. Unfortunately, I don't think anything less than at least a few thousand would make much of a difference or getting any real kind of attention. :(
  9. telsie

    telsie Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 26, 2009
    I don't see a massive rally in DC happening, but what about planning some some vaping flash mobs?
  10. MacArthurBug

    MacArthurBug Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2009
    I like the idea of a well timed well thought out flash mob.
  11. yanks21

    yanks21 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2010
    New York
    That could work . . . all of a sudden a large group of us all whip out our PVs and start vaping and people realize hey no noxious odor.
  12. TWolf

    TWolf Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 3, 2010
    Northern MS
    With my luck I'd be standing next to the one asmatic in the crowd that is allergic to PG! (jk) Actually though vaping flash mobs sounds like a fun idea. It could get enough press to change some minds. I'm one of those who has yet to meet another vaper in person, so it would be an experience for me too.

    But the aforementioned difficulty of getting off work and money to travel does come into play as well. As a single parent, I can definately relate!

    Wish I could make the CASAA Concert, but already had plans to travel the opposite direction for a family vacation in DC at that time. Will definately try to be there for the next one though!
  13. telsie

    telsie Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 26, 2009
    No one would really have to travel to participate. The idea would be to do them in various cities. The success would be whether or not there are enough vapers in any particular area that would show up to get any attention. I've never participated in any kind of flash mob before, but it always seems like a fun idea whenever I hear about them after the fact.
  14. keveck

    keveck Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 11, 2010
    I'm all about taking a trip to DC. Even if there's only 20 of us, I'll do it.
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