Monthly Archives: February 2021
Please contact your representative and senators today: “Cole-Bishop” needs a push.
If you’re new to vaping, or even a relatively experienced vaper you might be unaware of just how many times vape has nearly been prohibited over the last 10 years, both in the US and internationally.
Vape survives today only because of the actions of thousands of people like you who step up when asked. Today is one of those days and CASAA has issued a call to action:
Call and urge your Senators and Representative to support Cole-Bishop's inclusion in the 2017 budget!
It's incredibly easy to find the contact details for your representative and senators:
For your representative, go here and enter your zip
For your senators, go here and choose your state
•Urge them to support the Cole-Bishop language in the 2017 US budget bill
In a bold move, the New Zealand government also decided to exempt nicotine containing liquids from the strong tobacco control laws in New Zealand - a country where cigarettes are sold in plain packages with some of the highest excise taxes in the world.
"That's an important thing", said New Zealand Health Minister Nicky Wagner, "so that when a smoker goes into the dairy, he or she will see cigarettes at a very high price and e-cigarettes much cheaper."
It's not all good news, however, as vaping will be banned in enclosed public spaces. But on the whole, vape
If you’re expressing your opinion about
e-cigarettes in public, you should know
what you’re talking about…
Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos is a Greek cardiovascular specialist who in recent years has become increasingly high-profile internationally on account of his groundbreaking clinical research into e-cigarettes and the effects of their use. He spoke to ECF as he embarked on a study into the ingredients of e-liquids that was made possible through crowdfunding by vapers and e-cigarette companies. We talked to him about his work, the future of vaping and how not all the reputed experts are telling the truth.
E-Cigarette Forum: Your day job is in cardiovascular research at a Belgian hospital, so what led you from that to focus on e-cigarette research? Some might struggle to see the link.
Dr Farsalinos: It came up by coincidence. I’d just finished a study detecting
A new bill has been introduced in Congress which, if passed, will prevent the FDA from banning 99.9% vapour products next year.
The cross-party draft law - known as the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017 - was tabled Thursday by Tom Cole (R-OK) and Sandford Bishop (D-GA) and is now gaining traction in Washington. If the bill passes it will move what is known as the "predicate date" for vapour products; all those that were on the market on 8 August 2016 would not now be subjected to a regulatory system so overbearing it amounts to a ban due to its cost and complexity.
“Vapour products offer a promising path for harm reduction for those seeking to quit or limit their smoking,” said Rep. Bishop. “This legislation would ensure the FDA’s regulatory process does not limit the availability of safer tobacco options for those seeking