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Is the FDA about to ban all but two flavors?

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 10:05:35 AM America/New_York

A Message from Casaa

On Monday, November 4, or early in the week, we are anticipating an announcement from the Trump Administration regarding FDA guidance about sales of flavored vapor products. According to recent reports, this guidance is expected to go as far as banning every flavor other than tobacco and menthol. In spite of years of communications from consumers and meetings with industry stakeholders, it is clear that officials remain unknowledgeable about how the vapor industry functions and what customers need.

Two flavors will not sustain independent vapor retailers and
will unnecessarily make vaping less attractive
to people who want to switch away from smoking.


The White House needs to hear from adult vapers and anyone who loves a vaper! A flavor ban won’t protect our children, but it will kill their parents.

We need to 
Light Up The Switchboard
At The White House!

Ph: 202-456-1111
(Comment Line)
or
202-456-1414
(Switchboard)


On your call:

  • The operator will likely ask where they can direct your call
  • Simply tell them that flavored vapor products saved your life,
  • Tobacco and Menthol aren't enough to save small businesses or help people quit smoking; and,
  • tell them “We Vape, We Vote.

Be polite, be brief, and say thank you.

 


Do you want timely alerts about this issue and information about how you can do more?

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Research Suggests Flavored Vape Products Aren't Responsible For Teenage Usage

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 11:04:32 AM America/New_York

Do flavored vape products correlate to teen vaping? The answer seems to be no. Read here to learn more about recent studies regarding teens and vaping.

Over the last few years, the CDC and other government organizations have released information indicating there is an ‘epidemic’ involving teen vape users. Many of these reports suggest that the number of teens who vape is increasing rapidly, resulting in a health crisis.

Recent reports of vape related lung damage have continued to push this narrative. As a result, several places in the United States have banned flavored vape products in hopes that this will make people --especially teens-- less likely to vape.

However, research has proven there is no such epidemic. New information also suggests that flavor options are not to blame for enticing teens to vape. A new study has shown that teens who are regular smokers are most likely to vape. Only about 1% of teens who are not regular smokers have tried vaping. 

Although there’s no doubt that teens smoking and/or vaping is a serious issue that should be addressed, it’s important that false narratives don’t get used as a way to address this problem. 

The Vapor Technology Association (VTA) is urging government officials “to limit the marketing of tobacco products while still making them available to the millions of adult smokers in America.” Others have suggested changing the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 and harsher punishments for those who sell vape products to underage users. 

Although the perfect solution hasn’t been implemented yet, one thing is for sure: a strict flavor ban could result in more harm than good. Limiting adults access to vape products means that smokers will have one less option when trying to quit.

Many smokers who have transitioned to vaping believe the decision has saved their lives. They also believe that their lives could be at risk due to the CDC’s inaccurate information as well as flavor bans and added restrictions on other vape products.

Debbye Saladine-Thompson, who smoked for 35 years before switching to vaping told U.S News “I cannot trust an agency that says the product that I and so many people have been using for 10 years and hasn't caused one death is now causing hundreds of illnesses. No, I do not believe that."

As trust in both legislation and the CDC continues to decrease, researches and vape enthusiasts will continue to push the truth to the forefront. 

Comments | Posted By Wholesale Vaping Supply

False Information About E-Cigarettes is Putting Lives at Risk

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:28:49 AM America/New_York

Public outcry against e-cigarettes is doing more harm than good. Read here to learn how false information about e-cigarettes is putting lives at risk.

Over the last several months, there have been several stories about teens across the country who have been hospitalized due to serious lung damage caused by vaping. These stories have reported that teens from several states have suffered heart attack like symptoms with vaping being the common denominator.

However, many of these stories neglected to mention the fact that the teens also admitted to vaping illegal and unregulated THC products that they purchased from the black market. The items contained harmful ingredients not found in legal vaping products.

Sadly, these stories have been used to push the narrative that vapes and e-cigarettes are harmful products that should no longer be available to the public. When polled, most Americans said that they believed e-cigarettes to be more harmful than traditional cigarettes and other tobacco products. The FDA and other government organizations also continue to deliver the message that e-cigarettes are very dangerous, despite research consistently saying the opposite. 

Studies have shown that not only are e-cigarettes less harmful than traditional cigarettes, but they’re also a very effective tool for helping smokers quit. In fact, researchers believe that e-cigarettes could be two times as effective as other forms of tobacco/nicotine replacements. 

Studies have also  proven that the process e-cigarettes use to vaporize tobacco is safer than the method used in cigarettes because it allows users to inhale an aerosol which contains fewer harmful chemicals. 

Pushing the rhetoric that e-cigarettes are more deadly than cigarettes is dangerous - especially for people who are looking for a way to quit smoking and have exhausted other options. Smoking kills approximately a half a million people each year in the United States alone. This number could decrease significantly with the help of e-cigarettes. 

By hiding the truth about e-cigarettes, it seems like law makers and government officials are actually creating what they claim they are trying to avoid:a public health crisis. 

As new reports continue to show the effectiveness of e-cigarettes, the industry can only hope that this evidence is used to shed light on the positives.

If you’re interested in learning more about high-quality e-cigarettes products, check out our store to see what we have to offer.

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New Research Finds The CDC Made False Claims About 'Vaping Epidemic'

Friday, October 11, 2019 9:46:10 AM America/New_York

UK based researchers have re-analyzed The CDC's study about the teen 'vaping epidemic'. Read here to learn what they found.

As headlines about the dangers of vaping continue to dominate the headlines, many people are working hard to bring the truth about vaping to the forefront. As a result,  of the UK’s top researchers have recently taken a second look at a study conducted by The CDC in 2018. 

The study “found a 78% rise in vaping (at least one puff in the last 30 days) by US high schoolers (15-18 years old) between 2017 and 2018.” These alarming numbers sent the many parents -- as well as the general public -- into an uproar about vaping However, UK researchers have uncovered “a gaping chasm” between what the study shows and the truth.

In the re-analysis of the 2018 study, UK researchers differentiated between experimental and regular vapors. Regular vaping was defined as occurring more than 20 times a month.

According to The Australian Tobacco Harm Reduction Association, “The study found that in never-smokers, regular vaping was rare, nicotine addiction was minimal and the great majority of smokers used tobacco before trying vaping.” To be specific, the results indicated that only 8.4% of teens who had never smoked had vaped within the last 30 days. Of those teens, only 1% were regular vapers. These numbers indicate that a health crisis involving teen vape usage simply isn’t true. 

In fact, teens in the United States are much more likely to partake in other risky behaviors such as drinking, texting while driving, and using cannabis. UK researchers also found that most teens smoke before vaping which means that cigarettes present a much bigger threat to teens than vaping. 

Hopefully public opinion will shift as more studies continue to prove that there is no health crisis associated with vaping. In the meantime, researches and vaping organizations will continue to spread factual information about the realities of vaping.

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Former Smoker Testifies That Vaping Saved Her Life

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 3:07:46 PM America/New_York

Read here to learn how a former smoker's testimony credits flavored e-cigarettes with saving her life by helping her quit cigarettes.

Did you know that more than 16 million people in the United States are fighting a smoking related disease? In addition, the average smoker will live 10 years less than a non-smoker. Even people who don’t smoke can be put at risk when coming in contact with cigarette smoke.

Needless to say, almost all of the statistics surrounding cigarettes are connected to serious health issues, and even death.

Although more than half of cigarette smoking adults have admitted that they’d like to quit, doing so is easier said than done. Until now at least.

With the rise of e-cigarettes, many smokers have seen this option as the ideal way to quit. Research has shown that not only are e-cigarettes far less harmful than traditional cigarettes, but they’re also more successful than other methods at getting people to quit smoking.

A study conducted by researchers in England shows that people who used e-cigarettes were about 60% more likely to quit smoking than people who didn’t. For many smokers, the option to vape different flavors is a huge factor in using e-cigarettes over traditional cigarettes. One woman, Vicky Porter, even believes that flavored e-cigarettes likely saved her life.

In a recent hearing regarding widespread reports of vape related lung damage, Porter testified that e-cigarettes were the only thing that helped her quit smoking. Porter, who discovered e-cigarettes after 23 years of smoking and several failed attempts at quitting, says that her health improved almost immediately after switching to e-cigarettes. 

She specifically mentions that flavors are a huge factor in what makes vaping a great experience and cites a recent survey that found 92% of adult vapers preferred non-tobacco flavors.

Porter’s testimony comes on the heels of several cases of vape related lung damage -- and even death -- across the country. However, as she mentions, these incidents were not the result of vaping itself, but the result of teens attempting to vape illegal THC cartridges purchased from the black market. 

Despite these facts, lawmakers in several states have decided to move forward with stricter regulations on vape products. Some states have even gone as far as to ban the sale of any flavored vape products. 

Officials are claiming this flavor ban will put an end to the ‘health crisis’ caused by vaping, but Porter and many others disagree. Limiting access to e-cigarettes and other products could actually cause a health crisis of its own.

As organizations and officials make plans to overturn these bans, vapers everywhere hope words like Porter’s will be heard -- and taken seriously.

Watch the video below to see Vicky Porter’s impressive testimony. 

 

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New Vaping Regulations Are Making Alleged 'Crisis' Worse

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 3:05:34 PM America/New_York

Are new bans on vape products really good for public health? Experts say no. Read here to learn how new vaping regulations could result in a major health crisis.

News of vape related lung damage -- and even deaths -- has been the topic of headlines across the country for several weeks. Recently, in addition to 12 deaths, the CDC reported “805 lung injury cases reported from 46 states and 1 U.S. territory.” Unfortunately, though, most of the coverage on these incidents has left out a very important detail: these teens were vaping illicit THC cartridges that were purchased from illegal sources.

However, despite proof that these deaths and injuries were related to illegal street vapes and not e-cigarettes, lawmakers across the United States are looking to put strict regulations on vape products. Many hope to ban “all non-tobacco flavors of e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol” and some states have already put these regulations into action. On the surface, this decision may seem like it was meant to keep people safe, but in reality, it will likely have the opposite result.

Not only will restricting access to e-cigarettes give traditional smokers one less option for quitting, but it’ll also make people more likely to explore black market options. According to Michelle Minton of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, “[T]he only reason these people turned to the black market was because they couldn’t acquire cannabis or e-cigarettes legally. Black markets only arise when products are unavailable or prohibitively expensive on the legal market, often as a result of well-meaning efforts to protect people from their own choices. But instead of keeping them away from substances that might increase their risks a little, restrictions push people into the illicit market where adulterated and defective products can kill them.”

Limiting access to regulated products will likely result in an increased number of health issues caused by unregulated items that contain harmful chemicals. Some traditional smokers in places that have enacted a flavor ban have said that they will likely go back to cigarettes. This is already an issue as cigarettes are responsible for over 8 million deaths per year. 

Although it’s not uncommon for knee-jerk reactions to influence laws in the United States, many people feel that a widespread flavor ban could create a public health crisis worse than government officials could have imagined. 

Don’t forget to check back with us for updates on the flavor ban and other vape related news. 

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Vapers in New York Plan to Go Back to Cigarettes Because of Flavor Ban

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 3:03:00 PM America/New_York

New York recently announced that the sale of flavored vape products will be banned throughout the state. Read here to learn about the health risk this poses to vapers.

New York has become one of the most recent states to join the ban on flavored vape products. Governor Andrew Cuomo made the announcement on September 17th after inaccurate reports of vape related lung damage swept through the nation. Although the stories reported that several teens had experienced severe lung damage due to vaping, they failed to mention an important detail: the teens admitted to smoking illegal THC oils that were purchased from black market sellers.

The ban, which is set to begin on October 4th, came as a shock to vapers all over the state. For many former and current smokers, vaping has provided safer alternative to cigarettes and a more effective way to quit.

Government officials see the ban as a way to protect the public, but the real result will actually be the opposite. To get a true idea of how this ban will affect the public, Helen Redmond of Filter Mag sat down with several New York residents who vape. Lilly, one of the women who was interviewed by Redmond, says that she loves vaping because it does not negatively impact her boyfriend’s asthma unlike traditional cigarettes.

Others feel that vaping is being wrongfully attacked and decisions are being made without all of the facts. Afterall, several studies have shown that vaping is less harmful than smoking and that it is a very useful tool for helping smokers quit. 

A New York vape shop owner, Spike Babian, says that several customers have told her they plan to start smoking now that flavored vape products are unavailable. Another shop owner who chose not to be named, also noted that black market sales will likely increase due to this ban.

Since smoking is responsible for nearly half a million deaths each year in the United States, it goes without saying that a decision that results in people choosing to smoke could create a health crisis.

Watch footage from Helen Redmond’s interview to learn more about this ban will affect New York vapers.

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Public Health Professor Advises the Public

Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:34:31 AM America/New_York

‘Don’t Let the CDC Fool You’

The Centers for Disease Control is one of the most highly regarded agencies in the United States. The CDC is responsible for collaborating “to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.” As a result, The CDC has gained the trust of countless people all across the country. But what if this organization doesn’t really have our best interests at heart?

According to former CDC employee and currently Boston University professor, Dr. Michael Siegel, that might be the case. Siegel, who has become very vocal against the CDC’s negative claims about vaping, believes the organization is spreading false information about the dangers of vaping and e-cigarette products.  

Dr. Siegel became increasingly outraged when he noticed the way The CDC handled reported of vape related lung damage that left teens from several states hospitalized. Several media outlets reported that the teens had experienced serious lung damage after vaping, but few mentioned the fact that the products the teens were vaping were THC cartridges purchased from illegal (and unregulated) sources. 

According to Dr. Siegel, “The CDC has continually downplayed the role of THC vape carts in the outbreak and even today, continues to blame it on electronic cigarettes generally. Most revealing is the fact that every time the CDC even mentions a potential role of THC, it immediately undermines it by emphasizing that ‘The investigation has not identified any specific e-cigarette or vaping product (devices, liquids, refill pods, and/or cartridges) or substance that is linked to all cases.’”

“Don't let the CDC fool you. What they're not telling you is that in epidemiological outbreak investigations, we almost never identify a single exposure that ties together all of the cases. This is why we calculate odds ratios to estimate the strength of association between the exposure and the cases. If every single case was associated with a single exposure, then it wouldn't take an epidemiological analysis to identify the source of the outbreak.”

Dr. Siegel, along with many others, believe The CDC failed to properly research and report the truth behind the events. In turn, he says the CDC is putting people at risk by spreading inaccuracies. 

As more information continues to come to light regarding the truth behind vaping, the industry hopes it will eventually result in honest education about the products and their benefits.

Don’t forget to visit our store to see the high-quality vaping products we have to offer.

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Mass Recall of Vuse Vibe

Monday, April 23, 2018 10:21:34 AM America/New_York

Mass recall of vape product

THE first ever recall of a mass-marketed vaping product has been actioned after a series of complaints.
The RJ Reynolds Vapor Company has recalled all 2.6 million Vuse Vibe power units after 10 customers reported malfunctioning batteries in their units.

The company warns the batteries – or “power units” – in the rechargeable section of the vape pen, may cause the device to overheat and create a fire risk.

There have been no reported injuries caused by the defective devices.

Industry insiders believe it is also a prudent move by RJ Reynolds to stay one step ahead of the Food and Drug Administration's recalls. The Tobacco Act requires companies to notify FDA of any product failures -and faulty batteries would be in their line of site.

“We believe that the issue is confined to a small fraction of all Vuse Vibe products sold, and involve a battery manufactured in 2016 by a contract supplier,” the company said in a statement.

“Until we have concluded our investigation and identified the exact cause of the problem, we have voluntarily taken the action to recall all Vuse Vibe power units in the market, until further notice.”
Reynolds has also issued the following instructions for Vibe owners:

1 STOP using your Vuse Vibe
2 Unscrew the tank from the power unit
3 Do NOT charge your Vuse Vibe power unit
4 Call 1-800-369-8200 to get further instructions

Customers are advised that units are not being replaced by retailers but Reynolds will mail a pre-paid shipping envelope for recalled units. The recall only applies to the Vibe model. The Vuse Solo and Ciro devices use different batteries.

Customers are also being offered refunds and Reynolds has notified the FDA of the recall.

Link to original article on vaping.com: https://vaping.com/blog/news/mass-recall-of-vape-product

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Disappointing? Yes.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 5:16:04 PM America/New_York

Done fighting? No way!

Today, we expect Congress will release the text of the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations bill. Unfortunately, the bill will not include the critical Cole-Bishop language for which we all have been advocating. Although the Omnibus does not include language on any tobacco or vapor issues, we know you made your presence felt and voices heard. Disappointed? Yes. Done fighting? No way. VTA will never stop fighting to protect our industry and to protect the rights of thousands of small business innovators like you.

Responding to our call to action only, nearly 5,000 people made more than 15,000 contacts to Congress. The fact that Congress failed to seize this opportunity to strengthen regulations and protect our industry is not the fault of those who stood up and fought. Together, we waged a smart and cohesive battle.

But, we are not done. We will keep growing, keep fighting, and keep defending our vapor industry. In fact, VTA has been working on dual tracks - both legislative and administrative - all year and we will now re-focus our attention to the Trump Administration and the Food & Drug Administration.

To that end, in mid-January of this year, VTA was the first trade association in either the tobacco industry or vapor industry to meet with Commissioner Gottlieb. During the meeting we offered the Commissioner concrete proposals for achieving our shared goals of reducing, if not eliminating, smoking through new vapor product innovation.

Our diverse and professional group of companies was able to present a clear message and concrete proposals to FDA from the perspectives of each segment of our vapor industry, including that of flavoring manufacturers, small vape shop owners, e-liquid manufacturers, device manufacturers, and wholesalers and distributors.

Specifically, we described how the current barriers to innovation threaten consumer and product safety, how our industry's most innovative products are going overseas, and how current regulations, unless drastically changed, will never permit rapid innovation to enhance product safety, public safety, and product efficacy in the U.S. We called on Commissioner Gottlieb to ensure protections for our industry and provide clarity to our members or risk never achieving the true benefits afforded by innovation of vapor products. In addition, we underscored the importance of flavors to adult smokers trying to quit and made it clear that marketing (not flavors) was the real issue.

Our organization is proud to represent small business owners, manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers, and innovators like you. We're proud that so many of you answered the call to action and stood up for our industry. And, we are so proud to work with so many state vapor associations to secure state victories across the country over the past year. We will never stop fighting for our members and their priorities in Washington and State Capitals across the country.

And, with the newly announced ANPRM on flavors - we are just getting started! We will be coordinating an industry response, and we'll be announcing an aggressive campaign regarding the FDA in the coming weeks.

Thank you from everyone at VTA!



Tony Abboud
Executive Director
Vapor Technology Association

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