Urgent Call to Action in Phoenix! Michigan Call to Action reminder! Heads up Vermont! Exposing ANTZ lies about “gateway effect” that lead to bad ANTZ policies around the world. A promising new vape trade org. launches. Join CASAA’s social media campaign against ballot initiatives in Colorado and Oregon by sharing these “Vote No” graphics!
URGENT CALL TO ACTION // Phoenix, Arizona
The flavor ban ordinance in Phoenix is moving to a public hearing TOMORROW, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 8:30 AM. TAKE ACTION NOW!
HEADS UP // Vermont
ANTZ are lying to your state reps about youth vaping to get non-tobacco flavored low risk alternatives to smoking banned. Record low smoking rates show vaping is NOT leading to smoking, yet ANTZ continue to claim otherwise.
READ MORE: Should Vermont ban the sale of flavored tobacco?
RESEARCH // Exposing ANTZ Bias
Although nicotine itself isn’t carcinogenic & 2,000+ never-smokers PER DAY start SMOKING, ACS study ignores record low smoking in young adults & is more concerned that they are apparently choosing vapor products INSTEAD OF cigarettes.
READ MORE: e-Cigarette Use Rises Among Young Adults Who Have Not Smoked Combustible Cigarettes, Study Finds
CALL TO ACTION REMINDER // Michigan
Gov. Whitmer is again attempting an end run around legislative process, using MDHHS to ban flavors for ADULTS (it’s already illegal to sell ANY vapor products to anyone under 21.) HEARING is next Tuesday, Oct. 20th! TAKE ACTION NOW!
RESEARCH // Exposing ANTZ Lies
“Gateway” claim continues to be debunked by real-world observations. Unfortunately, the opposite seems to be true – as vaping rates decline, smoking rates appear to increase or declines start to stall.
READ MORE: E-cigarette use among young people has fallen for the first time in Wales but declines in youth smoking have stalled
BAD ANTZ POLICIES
A view of a world where people trying to HELP others quit smoking are deemed criminals. Note that the smoking rate for males 15+ yrs old in Argentina is still 21%. In the US, with legal vaping (for now,) the same group is down to 14.4%.
READ MORE: Life as a Criminalized Vapes Dealer in Buenos Aires
IN THE NEWS
Congratulations to Amanda Wheeler and Char Owen on launching the American Vapor Manufacturers Association (AVM)! CASAA looks forward to future collaboration with AVM to protect consumer access to affordable & effective vapor products!
READ MORE: Amanda Wheeler Will Lead New Small Vape Trade Group
BAD ANTZ POLICIES
Once again proving “bans don’t work,” MA flavor ban pushes cigarette (and vaping product) purchases into nearby states and a growing black market, instead of forcing folks to quit. It seems the ANTZ will never learn!
READ MORE: Flavored Tobacco Ban Impacts Cigarette Sales in Massachusetts
CALL TO ACTION // Oregon
Vote “NO” on Measure 108! For the benefit of public health, life-saving products should be made more affordable, more effective and more accessible, not taxed to be more expensive!
Oregon Vapers: Share this graphic everywhere on social media and urge your friends, coworkers and family to vote “No!” on Measure 108!
CALL TO ACTION // Colorado
Vote “NO” on Prop EE! For the benefit of public health, life-saving products should be made more affordable, more effective and more accessible, not taxed to be more expensive!
Colorado Vapers: Share this graphic everywhere on social media and urge your friends, coworkers and family to vote “No!” on Prop EE!