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IN THE NEWS: Very happy @MoCoSentinel looked up some facts on our website, but we wish they’d have actually spoken to us for a CONSUMER PERSPECTIVE before quoting a POINTLESS gem like “vapes have much higher levels of pure nicotine than traditional cigarettes.”
SKAGIT COUNTY, WASHINGTON: (UPDATE) Ironically calling vape-free policies “one of the most effective tools for protecting the health of a community,” ANTZ convince County (and now the public) to treat smoke-free vaping the same as smoking.
THE MORE YOU KNOW: Maybe next time they talk vaping, The Verge will ask CASAA, too? Because WE know smoking/nicotine are also “apples & oranges.” Even FDA says nicotine outside of smoking (NRT) has low “abuse liability and dependence potential” (ie. not particularly addicting): bit.ly/2IKZtRv
IN THE NEWS: So much for “evidence-based policy.” With a slew of new Tobacco/Vapor 21 bills pending and passing around the country, Hawaii DOH realizes that their 2016 T21 law has essentially failed and EDUCATION is the key.
Can we say “We told you so?”
KENTUCKY: High School smoking has had a huge decline from 24.1% in 2011 to 14.3% in 2017 (CDC), but still much higher than national avg. 8.1%. So, of course, they’re most concerned about…a rise in smoke-free vaping. Oh…and adults don’t like flavors.
LICKING HEIGHTS, OHIO: So many lies in this one, our eyes are watering. “7 mil kids ADDICTED” (Not even close – fewer than 90k HS students vape >20 days a month and MS is even less.)
“6 tsp NICOTINE in bottles” (Nope. 6 tsp would equal an entire 30 ml bottle that’s NOT all nicotine.)
“nicotine & tobacco kills 1 out of 5 people” (Conflating nicotine with smoking!)
Heads up – they’re talking FLAVOR BAN!