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Monthly Archives: August 2016

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This afternoon, AVA sent a letter to the Washington State Liquor & Cannabis (and Vapor) Board urging the Board to follow the law and (a) no longer require state-level labeling of products sold in Washington; and (b) abandon its incorrect belief that paid sampling of nicotine-containing products is banned by […]

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Advocacy Fund – Vape A Vet

Help us save our industry and the ability of all companies, no matter how large or small, to keep this amazing industry thriving and growing.  And suggest a donation to your family and friends, too! It will take all of us working together to win this fight.  Thank you for […]

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Nicopure v FDA: Amicus Brief – Vape A Vet 

(excerpt) The Deeming Rule’s Essential Ban On Distribution Of Free Samples Stymies The Anti-Smoking Efforts Of Organizations Like The Project. The Deeming Rule virtually bans the distribution of free ENDS product samples, which will end the Project’s ability to pursue its charitable mission. The Project’s success has been based upon […]

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ChangeLabs-ANT$ touting falsehoods on local levels

ChangeLabs has been going to municipalities all over California to get language introduced into local ordinances that equate vaping with cigarettes. Using old and/or discredited data, their troops have been using this tactic for at least two years that I know of. Limiting use and exposure Many communities are interested […]

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The Unintended Consequences Of Vaping Regulation

[excerpt] Other shops were unable to help customers with physical disabilities,  one having to deny service to a double amputee as changing his coils could possibly jeopardize their business.  Fortunately, the Federal insanity does not affect customers, they are able and willing to help each other in times of need. When it […]

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The tobacco control high command has lost its way – what we learn from its views on FDA priorities « The counterfactual

5. FDA suffers from mission creep – a regulator should not get involved in campaigning.  This week, FDA launched a highly misleading campaign on smokeless tobacco to add to its anti-scientific Real Cost campaign for adolescents – see Brad Rodu’s devastating critique.  FDA should function, and be seen to function, as a neutral technocratic […]

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Nicotine without smoke: Tobacco harm reduction | RCP London

This report provides an update on the use of harm reduction in tobacco smoking, in relation to all non-tobacco nicotine products but particularly e-cigarettes. It shows that, for all the potential risks involved, harm reduction has huge potential to prevent death and disability from tobacco use, and to hasten our progress to a tobacco-free […]

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August 8 2016-FDA hammer on vapers

I am sad that more could not be done to prevent this from happening this way- we advocates worked so hard for years to speak up, inform, and dialog with the FDA and health care professionals. Tobacco Harm Reduction is OUR united theme, yet the facts & stats are taking […]

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