OAKLAND, CA: (UPDATE) Can the FLAVOR BAN argument that it’s about “the children” really be believed when the so-called “loophole” they closed only allowed sales of flavored #vaping products in areas restricted to ADULTS 21 & up?#QuitLying #WeVapeWeVoteOakland Bans Sale Of Flavored, Menthol Tobacco Products In Tobacco Stores, Pharmacies
COMMUNITY & HARM REDUCTION: “Even as vapers and vape shops contend with reduced access to low-risk products due to forced closures, flavor bans and looming regulations, their thoughts turn to helping others….”#VapeFam #WeAreCASAA #VapingSavesLives
BAD HEALTH POLICY: Nova Scotia unscientifically defining vaping as “combustible,” leads to denying vulnerable citizens–incl pioneering THR/vaping advocate @RayYeates2–housing, care & life-saving oxygen. Join CASAA & @INNCOorg in calling out Nova Scotia’s Department of Health and Wellness @nshealth!Vape Advocate Refused Oxygen Faces Death | Ecigclick
NEW YORK: (UPDATE) Governor Cuomo’s New York FLAVOR BAN is effective today. It’s already legal ONLY to adults over the age of 21, so banning flavors does NOTHING to lower teen experimentation. It just denies ADULTS over 90% of the vapor products that helped them quit smoking, forcing them back to CIGARETTE FLAVORS.#QuitLying #WeVapeWeVotehttps://twitter.com/DamianS1976/status/1255827696434757633
THE MORE YOU KNOW: 1) Doc warns of dangers of smoking TEA, making same point we’ve been all along. It’s the SMOKE, not nicotine, causing the major health risks. And 2) BANS DON’T WORK. They only drive people to using as or more deadly alternatives!
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RESEARCH: Majority of adolescents diagnosed with “vaping-related” lung injuries got the products from “informal sources” NOT retail & over 81% admitted to using THC products. Yet governments continue to punish retailers for so-called “teen epidemic.”
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