S.1253 Will Harm Adult Vapers and Will Not Reduce Youth E-Cigarette Use

https://vaping.org/s-1253-will-harm-adult-vapers-and-will-not-reduce-youth-e-cigarette-use/

Last Thursday, the United States Senate passed S.1253, the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, which has been pitched to the public as a way of requiring online e-cigarette retailers to verify ages of customers, including requiring a signature and ID upon delivery.

As is often the case, the words of politicians often conflict with the language in the bills they support. This legislation would also ban the USPS from shipping vaping products — forcing consumers and businesses to use more expensive and less reliable options offered by FedEx and UPS — and require even the smallest of vaping product companies to comply with a byzantine set of rules laws and rules set by both the federal and state governments.

The United States is in the middle of an epidemic that has effectively transformed the way that products are delivered. COVID-19 has directed many companies to offer contactless delivery and this Act would require drivers and the public to interact – undoubtedly ignoring social distancing practice. Moreover, this Act comes at a time when more and more American adults are relying on mail delivery for household goods and will simply add more burden to an already-burdened mail system.

Although seeking to reduce youth e-cigarette use is laudable, this Act ignores data that indicate most youth utilize “social sources” to obtain tobacco products, including legal-age friends and family. Indeed, a study by the United States Food and Drug Administration found 89 percent of 15 to 17 years, relied on giving money to someone else to purchase e-cigarettes. These social sources mentioned included “older siblings, friends, parents and even strangers.”

Simply, S.1253 would burden the US mailing system and is unlikely to reduce youth usage. It would also unnecessarily put delivery drivers and the public at a greater risk of COVID-19. 

The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association’s Call to Action for S.1253 remains open for vapers and harm reduction advocates to take action.

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https://vaping.org/s-1253-will-harm-adult-vapers-and-will-not-reduce-youth-e-cigarette-use/

Last Thursday, the United States Senate passed S.1253, the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act, which has been pitched to the public as a way of requiring online e-cigarette retailers to verify ages of customers, including requiring a signature and ID upon delivery.

As is often the case, the words of politicians often conflict with the language in the bills they support. This legislation would also ban the USPS from shipping vaping products — forcing consumers and businesses to use more expensive and less reliable options offered by FedEx and UPS — and require even the smallest of vaping product companies to comply with a byzantine set of rules laws and rules set by both the federal and state governments.

The United States is in the middle of an epidemic that has effectively transformed the way that products are delivered. COVID-19 has directed many companies to offer contactless delivery and this Act would require drivers and the public to interact – undoubtedly ignoring social distancing practice. Moreover, this Act comes at a time when more and more American adults are relying on mail delivery for household goods and will simply add more burden to an already-burdened mail system.

Although seeking to reduce youth e-cigarette use is laudable, this Act ignores data that indicate most youth utilize “social sources” to obtain tobacco products, including legal-age friends and family. Indeed, a study by the United States Food and Drug Administration found 89 percent of 15 to 17 years, relied on giving money to someone else to purchase e-cigarettes. These social sources mentioned included “older siblings, friends, parents and even strangers.”

Simply, S.1253 would burden the US mailing system and is unlikely to reduce youth usage. It would also unnecessarily put delivery drivers and the public at a greater risk of COVID-19. 

The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association’s Call to Action for S.1253 remains open for vapers and harm reduction advocates to take action.

The post S.1253 Will Harm Adult Vapers and Will Not Reduce Youth E-Cigarette Use appeared first on American Vaping Association.

Tuesday Bro Tuesday – Alex Clark CEO of CASAA is here

https://grimmgreen.com/2020/07/08/tuesday-bro-tuesday-alex-clark-ceo-of-casaa-is-here/

Welcome back to Tuesday Bro Tuesday. Same show by name only.

My Apologies for the sometimes choppy video and audio, in spite of that I think there is some great information in this stream.

Actual stream starts at 4:52

Each week for roughly an hour and a half we will all be discussing the topics of the day. As well as current breaking news from the world of vaping, nicotine and tobacco harm reduction.

Today’s Topics include: Discrediting the myth making machine. The CEO of CASAA ( Consumer advocates for smoke free alternatives ) is here to discuss what CASAA does and what we can do to help them help US. Casaa has been around since the very very early days of vaping. As I said in 2009, this is going to be an UPHILL BATTLE for years and years to come, and CASAA exists to defend OUR consumer rights.

DONATE TO CASAA
http://www.casaa.org/donate/

BUY CASAA MERCH
https://casaa.threadless.com/collections

JOIN CASAA – JOIN THE FIGHT!
http://www.casaa.org/join-casaa/

Henry Martin OpEd
http://missourismokefree.org/2020/07/06/freedom-matters-in-missouri-by-henry-martin/?fbclid=IwAR1asL_4ed9JUJaHQBZfP2bfDiZPHSD6UkMgrNHDqDytuupuJdeRfEIqlbk

You don’t have to do everything, but you do have to do something. Lets get involved

-Grimm

https://grimmgreen.com/2020/07/08/tuesday-bro-tuesday-alex-clark-ceo-of-casaa-is-here/

Welcome back to Tuesday Bro Tuesday. Same show by name only.

My Apologies for the sometimes choppy video and audio, in spite of that I think there is some great information in this stream.

Actual stream starts at 4:52

Each week for roughly an hour and a half we will all be discussing the topics of the day. As well as current breaking news from the world of vaping, nicotine and tobacco harm reduction.

Today’s Topics include: Discrediting the myth making machine. The CEO of CASAA ( Consumer advocates for smoke free alternatives ) is here to discuss what CASAA does and what we can do to help them help US. Casaa has been around since the very very early days of vaping. As I said in 2009, this is going to be an UPHILL BATTLE for years and years to come, and CASAA exists to defend OUR consumer rights.

DONATE TO CASAA
http://www.casaa.org/donate/

BUY CASAA MERCH
https://casaa.threadless.com/collections

JOIN CASAA – JOIN THE FIGHT!
http://www.casaa.org/join-casaa/

Henry Martin OpEd
http://missourismokefree.org/2020/07/06/freedom-matters-in-missouri-by-henry-martin/?fbclid=IwAR1asL_4ed9JUJaHQBZfP2bfDiZPHSD6UkMgrNHDqDytuupuJdeRfEIqlbk

You don’t have to do everything, but you do have to do something. Lets get involved

-Grimm

Vaping Nicotine Linked To Increased Risk Of Chronic Lung Disease

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/12/16/788540191/vaping-nicotine-linked-to-increased-risk-of-chronic-lung-disease?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ecigarettes

A new study suggests the use of e-cigarettes can increase smokers’ and nonsmokers’ risk of developing chronic lung disease, including conditions such as COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema or asthma.

(Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/12/16/788540191/vaping-nicotine-linked-to-increased-risk-of-chronic-lung-disease?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=ecigarettes

A new study suggests the use of e-cigarettes can increase smokers’ and nonsmokers’ risk of developing chronic lung disease, including conditions such as COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema or asthma.

(Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)