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Heads Up – News – Updates 10.23.2019

FDA finally approves a Modified Risk Tobacco Product. Texas town decides against flavor ban. Utah shops sue state. CASAA still looking for testimonials. Business attorney exposes false “save the children” narrative. Creator of nicotine patch says “anti-vaping forces” taking advantage of unrelated outbreak. India e-cig ban backfires.

TAKING ACTION: Another 100 people added the strength of their voices to CASAA’s Testimonial Project!

Can we get another 100 or 1,000 or even 1,000,000?

Prove to lawmakers that #WeAreNotBots and #VapersVote!

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ADVOCACY: If you haven’t yet registered to vote, go to and we’ll get you started! Then stop by the CASAA store at CASAA Store | Featuring custom t-shirts, prints, and more to get your #VapersVote #NotaBot or other CASAA gear!

BREAKING NEWS: History is made by FDA finally acknowledging Swedish #snus as a safer alternative to smoking! While this is great news from a THR view, unfortunately, it still took many years, REAMS of paperwork and $$$$ millions to accomplish this feat.

FDA grants first-ever modified risk orders to eight smokeless tobacco products

THE MORE YOU KNOW: Business attorney, Tori Levine at Wilson Elser, exposes the false “save the children” narrative behind Michigan Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order flavor ban.

“We all can agree that Michigan teens face risks − but not from vaping.”

A Ghoulish Time for Vaping Flavors | Product Liability Advocate

IN THE NEWS: Creator of nicotine patch worries “anti-vaping forces” being given “cover” they need to ban vapor products.

“It’s really unfortunate that there is an anti-vaping hysteria movement that’s sweeping across the US that really is without any rational foundation, but it’s spreading like wildfire.”

“People have been vaping for many years, many years, millions of people vaping. All of a sudden there is this small outbreak of illness? It’s almost certainly some sort of contamination that has not fully been identified.”

The creator of the nicotine patch says that ‘anti-vaping forces’ are trying to kill the life-saving e-cig industry

BURKBURNETT, TX: (UPDATE) City votes NOT to ban flavors! Showing that, as more lawmakers have loved ones who safely quit by vaping, the less likely they’ll believe ANTZ LIES that vaping is unsafe and ineffective! Help spread the word by joining CASAA and sharing your story with our Testimonial Project at !

Burkburnett commissioners vote against banning flavored vape liquid

TAKING ACTION: (UTAH) Vape shops filed suit Monday against the DOH over emergency rules that require warnings about THC products they don’t sell and prohibits many from selling flavored e-cig products that haven’t been linked to any illnesses or deaths.

Utah vape shops sue health department over flavored e-cigarette ban

THE MORE YOU KNOW: The total ban on e-cigarettes in India, a country with 37+ million adults who smoke cigarettes, is backfiring spectacularly. As in the US, people are taking back control of their future health from irrational government overreach.

E-cigarettes still being sold month after ordinance