Call to Action for Elk Grove, California. Vaping junk science. Heads up Indiana and Connecticut. Harm reduction fails in Massachusetts and Vietnam. Are cancer rates are down because of vaping?
CALL TO ACTION // Elk Grove, California
City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco and nicotine products. A remote public hearing is on 1/13 @ 6 PM! Talking points provided to help you prepare your comments! Join and follow CASAA for Call to Action updates!
TAKE ACTION: Stop a Flavor Ban in Elk Grove, California!
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HEADS UP // Indiana Flavor Ban
If passed, Senate Bill 45 would ban the manufacture, distribution or marketing of flavored e-liquid in Indiana. Join and follow CASAA for Call to Action updates!
Jen from Indiana says that she's out here with her husband, another vape store owner, from Indiana. She says she'd probably have to stop vaping if the flavor ban went into effect. pic.twitter.com/vpV6X8A0XW
— lvl 45 chaos potus LIMITED EDITION! (@thetomzone) November 9, 2019
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HEADS UP // Connecticut Anti-Vaping Bills
General Assembly anti-vaping bills, including a ban on the sale of all nicotine products in pharmacies, e-cigarette sales within five miles of schools and Gov. Lamont’s flavor ban! Join and follow CASAA for Call to Action updates!!
Lawmakers push to limit vaping products, ban flavors https://t.co/e1MnPk7fQU
— The Middletown Press (@Middletownpress) January 11, 2021
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TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION // CASAA in the News
“While on the campaign trail, president-elect Biden committed to following the science, so the important thing is that the Biden/Harris administration knows which science to pay attention to.”
– Alex Clark, CEO of CASAA
“Biden can learn from the mistakes he made in promoting the War on Drugs. He can insist that tobacco policy be grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights."
— @ethannadelmann https://t.co/FSydTsrExz
— Filter (@Filtermag_org) January 6, 2021
TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION // Heat-Not-Burn Approval May Help Vaping
“FDA has been satisfied with the evidence for developing modified risk products like the IQOS system, which could bode well for other products like e-cigarettes…”
HARM REDUCTION NEWS:
"FDA has been satisfied with the evidence for developing modified risk products like the IQOS system, which could bode well for other products like e-cigarettes…"https://t.co/TK2zvZq6d6
— CASAA (@CASAAmedia) January 12, 2021
The governments role should only be to communicate the relative harms of those activities.
In America you have the freedom to be stupid. https://t.co/dlR4Znazuh
— GrimmGreen (@GrimmGreen) July 8, 2020
TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION // Massachusetts’ Harm Reduction Fail
State’s flavor ban not only fails to reduce smoking (many just switched to non-menthol,) but state loses $62 million in tax revenue. Vapers also cross the borders to buy or went back to smoking.
Bans. Don’t. Work.
Massachusetts banned flavored tobacco products and tobacco tax revenues in nearby states increased by the same value that MA fell.
Turns out intentions don't always match actions.
— Gregory Conley (@GregTHR) December 20, 2020
Interesting tidbit tucked into this excellent state budget story by @TedNesi –> Rhode Island expects an additional $24 million in tobacco tax revenue this year because flavored tobacco sales were recently banned in Massachusetts https://t.co/519cJvZc2J
— Eli Sherman (@Eli_Sherman) November 19, 2020
PUBLIC HEALTH // Cancer Rates Drop
A record drop in cancer is being largely attributed to less smoking, which correlates with increased vaping. What happens when adults return to smoking because they can’t order online or get the flavors or nicotine strengths they need? Vaping is saving lives!
— ACSNews (@ACSNews) January 12, 2021
PUBLIC HEALTH // Vietnam
In a country where 18.2 – 22.5% of adults smoke, public health proposes banning the 95% safer products. The government owns 55% of the cigarette market. Just as in the US, tobacco revenue appears to be more important than public health!
— Vaping360 (@Vaping360) January 11, 2021
RESEARCH // Junk Science About Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin
Researchers illogically claim two ingredients that are “generally recognized as safe” by the FDA for use in food and medicines (PG & VG) somehow “may” cause leaky gut/chronic inflammation…but apparently only if you vape them. Happily adding to the misinformation campaign, the media falsely reports the findings as though they are conclusive.
RESEARCH // Junk Science About “Gateway Effect”
Researchers continue ignoring 10+ years of real world data showing increased youth vaping has not led to increased smoking in youth, young adults or adults. Instead, there’s been record low smoking rates for all age groups!
Case in Point: A study recently published in JAMA Network Open found that “youth cigarette and smokeless tobacco use has been declining over the past few decades. This decline has accelerated since the introduction of electronic cigarettes.”
Spike? US high school vaping has now fallen below 2014 numbers. Only 4.4% vaped daily by March 2020, only some of those may be 'hooked,' and half of those are vaping THC, not nicotine.
And teen smoking has fallen 4 times faster than historical trends over the past 8 years. pic.twitter.com/1oD0TsZRcy
— ClovisSangrail (@ClovisSangrail4) January 13, 2021