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Heads Up – News – Updates 10.17.2019

Call to Action for New York State. Heads up for Shasta County, California. Oregon gets a break from the flavor ban. Answer our survey about the DC rally on November 9th. How mainstream media botched the vape lung story. Vapers rally in Dallas! Have you submitted your story to CASAA’s Testimonial Project yet??

ADVOCACY: Over 12,000 people have shared their testimonial to demonstrate our position that the availability of a wide VARIETY of effective and affordable smoke-free alternatives are essential in helping adults stop smoking. Help us make it 12 MILLION!

About CASAA Testimonial Project – CASAA

NEW YORK STATE: (CALL TO ACTION!) Stand up to the bans! Here are two things New Yorkers can do to stand up to Governor Cuomo and the Legislature’s hostile attitude toward vaping!

NY – Stand Up To Vaping/Flavor Bans!

ADVOCACY: Please be sure to answer our survey question at the bottom: “Are you coming to D.C. on November 9th?”

On November 9, 2019
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Vapers from all over the U.S. and the people who support them will gather at
The Ellipse
1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C.

Are you coming to D.C. on November 9th?

BREAKING NEWS: (OREGON) Vape shops won a temporary stay on the gov’s flavor ban from a state appeals court, “pending the petitions having the opportunity to reply, and the court considering the parties’ filings and rendering a decision on the motions.”

Oregon appeals court halts governor’s vaping ban on flavored tobacco products

COMMENTARY: (David Bienenstock, Leafly) How mainstream media botched the vape lung story –

“ – a false narrative Lee attributes to prohibitionists who are working “to spin the vaping tragedy to advance their own agenda.”

Sound familiar?

How mainstream media botched the vape lung story

SHASTA COUNTY, CA: (HEADS UP!) At a recent meeting, county health officials presented their proposition to the Board of Supervisors to ban sales of all flavored vapor and tobacco products in the county, while leaving “unflavored” cigarettes available.

Shasta County considering banning the sale of flavored tobacco products

TAKING ACTION: Awesome job by local advocates, who organized vapers (including providing signs & t-shirts!) to make their voices heard at the President’s rally in Dallas today, even getting the attention of TV news reporters for AVA’s Greg Conley!

Photo Credit: Dennisa Moore

Photo Credit: Dennisa Moore