Studying how vaping helps people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Why we started vaping. Researchers use TV shows to lie to teens. UK media outlet celebrates smoking comeback. Rising hysteria over nicotine levels. Child safety tip. Calls to Action and more!
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CALL TO ACTION UPDATE // Maine Flavor Ban!
LD 1215 would put many adult lives back at risk by banning tobacco and nicotine products in any flavor (even “cooling”) other than “tobacco.”
The state Senate passed the flavor ban on by a narrow vote of 18-16 on June 21st. It now moves on to the state House. In an unexpected turn of events, several Democrats crossed party lines to vote against the bill, so there is a chance this can still be stopped. Take action now!
READ MORE: Maine – Stop a Flavor Ban!
CALL TO ACTION // Ohio Flavor Ban!
HB33 is an all-out FLAVOR BAN added to the appropriations bill at the last minute, backed by a cigarette company that apparently just wants to eliminate competition. Contact your representatives and urge them to reject this ban!
TAKE ACTION: https://casaa.org/call-to-action/ohio-stop-a-flavor-ban
TOBACCO HARM REDUCTION // Schizophrenia and Vaping Documentary
“People with schizophrenia die not from schizophrenia, but from smoking. People with schizophrenia can improve their quality of life and there is a solution.”
~ Dr. Pasquale Caponetto, clinical psychologist at the University of Catania
READ MORE: A Documentary About Schizophrenia and Vaping
CASAA IN ACTION // CASAA Live Clip
CEO Alex Clark telling the story of why he started vaping.
CASAA Live is now on a summer hiatus, but we’ll be back in September!
Watch the full episode to hear more stories and learn about the CASAA Testimonial Project:
RESEARCH // TV Shows and Vaping
Researchers used clips from popular TV medical shows featuring adolescent patients with EVALI – a condition caused by tainted, illicit THC vapes NOT nicotine e-cigarettes. Ironically, the students already knew the term “vaping” but were not familiar with the term “e-cigarette.” Thanks to this experiment, these students will now wrongly believe nicotine e-cigarettes cause EVALI.
— GrimmGreen (@GrimmGreen) June 20, 2023
NEWS MEDIA // Celebrating Smoking ‘Comeback’
After publishing numerous sensationalized, exaggerated and nearly always one-sided anti-vaping articles a UK publication, The Guardian, seems almost giddy when reporting that “celebrities are smoking again” and that “culturally, vaping has entered its death phase.” 🤔
Summary: It's because vaping failed to be cool.
— Tristan Bath (@tristan_bath) June 20, 2023
TOBACCO CONTROL // Nicotine Hysteria
What is the “enormous amount of nicotine in e-cigarettes” they’re so concerned about?
That’s 44 mg/mL in a device that’s intended to last all day — like a pack of cigarettes.
How much nicotine is in a pack of cigarettes? About 200 – 240 mg.
Of course, the article also includes the usual tripe about teen vaping (down over 50%), flavors “hooking” kids, instant “addiction,” and exaggerated health risks, with a token quote from SFATA.
That it originated from mostly anti-vaping Kaiser Health News should surprise no one.
Liz, how do you justify the fact this reporting was funded by the backers of Nicorette? We asked you this question a month ago and have heard no reply. https://t.co/ELIDKcG8lh
— American Vapor Manufacturers (@VaporAmerican) June 23, 2023
SAFETY // Nicotine Poisoning
It’s VERY good advice for adults to always keep vaping products out of the reach of kids, but let’s keep some perspective to avoid knee-jerk laws and bans.
For example, in 2021, NPDS had 94,279 calls about kids under 5 yrs exposed to…cleaning supplies or this:
As of May 31, 2023, poison control centers have managed 7,069 exposure cases about hand sanitizer in children 12 years and younger.
— Jake Jacobsen (@Jake2001) June 23, 2023
CASAA MEDIA // Spotify
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CASAA IN ACTION // Twitter Spaces
The week we recap the Reagan-Udall sessions with Amanda Wheeler, Tim Andrews and CASAA CEO Alex Clark, who all presented to the panel about FDA’s issues regulating reduced-harm products. What grade would you give FDA? Also available on CASAA’s Spotify channel (above.)
— CASAA (@CASAAmedia) October 26, 2022
CASAA IN ACTION // CASAA Live
On this episode of CASAA Live, join CASAA CEO Alex Clark and CASAA Member Coordinator Kristin Noll-Marsh as they reveal why they started vaping and discuss the importance of consumer testimonials!
If you missed the last CASAA Live episode you can catch up NOW before the show comes back in September after the summer hiatus!
TAKE ACTION // CASAA State Facebook Groups
Have you joined your CASAA State Facebook group yet? Check it out now! Click the link below, click on your state on the map, then click the “Join Now” button to go to your state’s group page. It’s as easy as that to stay updated on local happenings, meet local advocates and never miss a Call to Action in your state!
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FIND YOUR GROUP: CASAA State Locator
CASAA STORE // Apparel and More
Show your support by shopping our store! Our president (and brilliant website/swag designer) Danielle has added some awesome new designs to CASAA’s apparel shop!
VISIT: CASAA Apparel and Swag Store
CASAA MEDIA // Podcast
Catch up on past tobacco harm reduction news with Alex and Logan on the CASAA podcasts on SoundCloud every Monday and now live on YouTube and Facebook every Saturday at 3:30 PM.