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October 28, 2015 40 Comments

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What’s at stake


The FDA has submitted their long-awaited final draft of proposed regulations.  As a vaper, if you aren’t scared, you should be.  These regulations are not designed to make vaping products safer, they will wipe out virtually all devices and e-liquid on the market today.  Mods, tanks, RDAs, batteries, juice, and even DIY supplies will vanish.  What’s left?  Big Tobacco’s cigalikes and maybe a handful of products from companies that can throw millions at the FDA.


The details


While we don’t yet have the full details of the final draft, we do know what was initially proposed last year.  The FDA proposed rules that would require any vaping product to go through a premarket approval process that would cost over $300,000 per product.  This is bad for hardware, but worse for e-liquid.  As an example, Vapejoose currently has 85 flavors, 8 nicotine strengths, 4 VG levels and 4 sizes.  That’s 10,880 products, which would add up to well overthree billion dollars.  Even with one product, there’s the cost of providing research, testing, and anything else the FDA will require.  In short, there are few if any vendors that will have the slightest chance of surviving.


How do we stop this?


Our best chance is to support H.R. 2058, also known as the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2015.  Introduced by Rep. Tom Cole from Oklahoma, this bill would change the grandfather date for “tobacco products” to June of 2015.  Instead of removing 8 years of innovation, only products younger than 4 months will be subject to approval.  Right now, H.R. 2058 is the glimmer of hope we must hold on to.


There has never been a more urgent need for action.  We as individuals, as vapers, as Vapejoose, and as part of this community, urge you to contact the White House, your representative, and your senator.  Tell them your story.  Tell them to support H.R. 2058.  Tell them to do everything in their power to keep vaping alive.  And if you needed another reason, we’ll give you a free bottle for your support.


CASAA has provided a great letter template and information on how to contact your representatives.  After sending them your letter, email it to us atdoyourpart@vapejoose.com and we’ll give you a coupon code for a free 30mL bottle of Vapejoose e-liquid on your next order.  Make your voice heard now, before it's too late.


For more information, visit CASAA or see the bill athttps://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2058


The White House can be reached at (202) 456-1111.

40 Responses

Eddie Mckee
Eddie Mckee

August 10, 2016

I’m glad vapping has gotten bigger. Sorry for Cali the money’s going down but. Less nicotine for the cloud chasers and more flavorful in the long run. Either or vapping is less harmful and who cares if your walking down the street and vapping and hates the cloud and or the smell better then 100 chemicals in your face. You tell me. Ive smoked cigarettes for 2 years and everyday I was coughing up tar. But vaping for 1 and half years has changed my health and my personal ability to work longer, run longer, do more activities. But me personally I love the flavors vapejoose creates. I’d love to get 80/20 3% of one of your special fruity flavors or a good breakfast flavor.

Christian
Christian

December 17, 2015

I was an almost 20 year smoker when I switched to vaping. In March of this year I was diagnosed with Acute Myloid Leukemia. My oncologist told me that if I had still been smoking I would not have been able to survive the disease or the treatment. I look at is as vaping helped save my life. My wife has had asthma and heart problems for most of her adult life. Since she started vaping she is has not had an asthma attack or any heart pains. Her health has improved a great deal. Both of us feel that without vaping we would still be smoking and our health would be much worse than what it is, and I may not be alive today to tell you about it.

Amy Hamilton
Amy Hamilton

November 13, 2015

I was a 25+ year smoker before I started vaping. I’ve sent countless emails to my local government and to the white house. I couldn’t call my local rep by the time I got the email yesterday so I emailed him instead. We need to keep speaking til our voices are heard. There’s no justifiable reason for them to take vaping away.

kimberly anderson
kimberly anderson

November 08, 2015

I only smoked cigarettes for 3 years however, when it was time for me to make A change the vape was there. I have severe asthma however with the vaporizer it doesn’t act up. This is the best thing they put on the market.

Kurt Kasprick
Kurt Kasprick

November 08, 2015

Very important. Most people can’t comprehend the fight big tobacco is waging on the vape industry. They are not going to give up and we can’t either.

Trey. Willis
Trey. Willis

November 07, 2015

I’ve been vaping for bout 2 months it got me off cigarettes I smoked a pack a day since I was A15 yrs old I’m 34 now so vaping helped a lot I can breathe better taste better and most of all feel better thanx

Sasha Feaster
Sasha Feaster

November 06, 2015

I used to smoke 3 packs a day but vaping is saving my life, please don’t take that away from us! cigarettes kill you slowly and are addictive everyone knows this.

cas
cas

November 04, 2015

Scared if I didn’t have vaporing I would go back to smoking and do NOT want to do that! I am so much healthy since I started vaporing and am sooooo happy about that, as I was a smoker for 45 years!
Congress needs to put their attention to more important things that people that vape, like how the world is going to hell in the past 7 years…..just sayin’

Cas
Cas

November 04, 2015

I am writing to express strong support for the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2015 (H.R. 2058) and urge you to co-sponsor this bill which would amend the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act to change the grandfather date for newly deemed tobacco products to the date when the deeming regulation is finalized. If left unchanged, the February 2007 grandfather date would have the effect of removing 99.9% of vapor products (otherwise known as e-cigarettes) currently on the market as soon as the restriction took effect. This would be (i) devastating to small- and medium-sized independent vapor businesses, and (ii) would ban the products that millions of consumers like me use to remain smoke-free.

Only a handful of early generation (not very effective) vapor products were on the market in 2007. The advances made in the industry since that time have produced safer and more effective products and no one currently sells such primitive products. H.R. 2058 makes a reasonable accommodation for newly deemed products to be grandfathered based on the date they are brought under FDA’s jurisdiction. Such a simple clarification of FDA’s authority will allow millions of consumers continued access to a less harmful alternative to combustible tobacco and ensure that thousands of small businesses across the country will be able to continue to contribute to the economy.

As a consumer of vapor products, it is vitally important to me that the variety of quality products currently on the market are allowed to remain on the market. Millions of Americans like me have experienced remarkable and important health benefits by switching to these low-risk, smoke-free products. It should be a public health priority that millions more have access to the same experience.

I look forward to your response on this issue. I, along with my fellow members of CASAA (Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association), thank you for considering my comments and urge you to support H.R. 2058.

Terry Patton
Terry Patton

October 31, 2015

I can not believe all these people want to get there cut of a good thing that is so greedy vaping help a lot of people kick the smoking habit and so went there cut as far as all it cost in taxes and all to smoke

Robert Campbell
Robert Campbell

October 29, 2015

I started vapeing last November, and I have never felt healthier. I am so glad to not have all the chemicals that are in tobacco in my body any longer.

Rafael Serrano Jr
Rafael Serrano Jr

October 29, 2015

I dont understand how something that has been helping people quit cigarettes would be under attack by the government that proves that the only thing they care about is not weather vaping is safe but the money they loose when people stop smoking there ridiculously price cancer sticks.

R!S
R!S

October 29, 2015

I haven’t had a cigarette in over a year now and its entirely to vaping! I went from nearly 2 packs a day, to vaping. Vaped hard for 3 months, and now, I only vape every once and a while. Completely killed the urge to smoke, being around cigarettes now drives me bananas. Vaping is a much better alternative, compared to slowly killing yourself for the fake satisfaction of a hand to mouth habit.

Ben Elwell
Ben Elwell

October 29, 2015

Vaping is not as simple as you may think. As vapor product users, we want choices. Don’t take those away. Vapor products are life-saving and I am LIVING proof. Smoking is dead, vaping is the future and the future is now.

Craig Jensen
Craig Jensen

October 29, 2015

Vaping got me to quit a 45 year smoking habit….Don’t let it stop saving lives.

Nate
Nate

October 29, 2015

I was a smoker for 17 years. When i started vaping I wasn’t even looking to quit smoking. I enjoyed it. I just wanted something to use in the house because my youngest son kept getting ear infections and they said it was because of secondhand smoke. Once I started vaping I didn’t want a cigarette. I’ve now been cigarette free for 9 months and don’t remember a time when I felt as healthy as I do now. I can breathe better. I can play basketball with my kids without chest pains. Please do whatever it takes to save vaping. Don’t let big tobacco and the FDA take it away drink us.

Harrison Heuston
Harrison Heuston

October 29, 2015

I am an 19 year old ex smoker whol can accredit my quiting to vaping wholey. If I never picked up my ego tank if probably still be a 1-2 pack a day smoker.
Hell is probably be if I never got my subtank cause that ego is just not god damn satisfying.

Charlotte Rhubottom
Charlotte Rhubottom

October 29, 2015

To whom it may concern, I’m begging you to please rethink your ideas on what are tobacco products and what are not.Vaping has been the only solution to my 40 year problem. I had tried everything to quit. Nothing had had worked and I fiercely wanted to live to see my grandchildren grow up and was afraid I wasn’t going to be able to if I didn’t quit smoking. Then I discovered vaping and it worked. I started on 12 mg of nicotine and and am down to to 2-3. The goal is 0 mg.

I took those warnings seriously on the side of the cigarette packs that said smoking with kill me. So I’m trying to do something about it won’t you please help me? Please?

Thank you
Charlotte Rhubottom

Luis Camarillo
Luis Camarillo

October 28, 2015

Please save vaping!!!!!

Kimberly
Kimberly

October 28, 2015

I am grateful, for vapping smoked for 30 years tried everything to quit, I started vapping and haven’t smoked or feel the need to. I smoked almost 2 packs of Newport a day.. Vapping is great, I no longer wake up coughing cause of smoking…

Bobby underwood
Bobby underwood

October 28, 2015

i have smoked for 33 years up to 3 packs a day I have quit smoking thanks to vaping and I have started a better life for myself and my family I served 17.5 years in the military before becoming 100% disabled I was smoking 3 to 4 packs while deployed to Iraq a day I have finally quit smoking don’t take vaping away

Justen Wark
Justen Wark

October 28, 2015

this is an awesome thing you guys are doing. i sent my email yesturday and called this morning and told them my story to help anyway that i can. from the groups that i am with on facebook it is a great thing to see all of us coming together and fighting this as one.

Enrique Adán
Enrique Adán

October 28, 2015

SAVE THE VAPING INDUSTRY ,COMMUNITY!!
Smoking ? kills more people….Vaping is helping us to quit .

Carole Mackey
Carole Mackey

October 28, 2015

I also want to add that vaping has saved not only my life but my family’s lives! See I was a 2 1/2 pack a day smoker and would fall asleep with cigarettes in my hands and burn holes in blankets and clothes! Although many tobacco companies said that their cigarettes were “fire safe cigarettes” also marked on the bottom of the packs as “FSC” they weren’t. I knew I had to do something to quit. I tried everything from Nicorette, Chantix all the way to cold turkey, but nothing ever worked for me and I always went back to smoking!

One day I went on to Facebook and saw a friend of mine had a Vape machine in her picture with her cup of morning coffee. That’s when I figured that I would try that method. I started in August of 2014 on a 24 nic level (which was WAY too high for me to be on) then I bought myself a better mod and went from a 24 nic to a 12 nic level immediately! I cut my nicotine level in half within a month!!! This was the ONLY method that was finally working for me! So much so that my 2 children followed in my footsteps and started vaping and quit smoking too! Like I said, vaping not only saved my life, it has saved my family’s lives. Needless to say, not a one of us has touched a cigarette in months!!! I am over a year out and haven’t smoked and am now at a zero nic and so is my daughter! My son is at 3 nic! I am BEGGING YOU to stand with us who vape and know that we follow the rules and regulations. Please, consider those of us who have voted each one of you in to your prospective offices!

Guy. TheOx Jewell
Guy. TheOx Jewell

October 28, 2015

As a former smoker (35+ Years) i must add that Vaping has SAVED my life! Yes It SAVED my life, it has gotting me away from the death dealing cigarettes that controlled my life, that made me sick and made me come close to not being able to breath anymore.
Now after 2 years of vaping,, (Totally tobacco free) i can breath, i can walk for hours, i can taste food again, i can sleep at night, vaping has been like a time machine and took me back 20 year to when i could LIVE!
Now i know that Vaping has grown and that the ONLY reason Congress is even thinking about this ban is for the reason that it has cut into the profits of the big tobacco company’s that fund and support the very congress men that are “Supposed to Serve the People” and cut the Tax’s that the government gets from tobacco and the healthcare industry that has to care for all the sick people that tobacco has created! BUT!
Vaping IS NOT tobacco, It does not cause the sickness and DEATH that tobacco has been proven to cause!
SO! if Congress is Truly, For the People, then they should Support The Growth of vaping not try to kill it!
So as a TAX paying Citizen of The United States of AMERICA, and the Voting REASON you people hold your office, I BEG you, I Implore you, I ask you to drop any and all support for anti-vaping legislature, and put you FULL support in the cure and life giving industry that is Vaping / E-Cig.
Thank You!….

Sonny Fried
Sonny Fried

October 28, 2015

I sincerely hope that the effort we are all putting into stopping the FDA from destroying the vaping industry will have an impact. I have been vaping for 2 years and I’m not sure what I will do if it comes to a stop. I placed a call to the white house today to do my share. Good luck to all supporters.

Cole Snyder
Cole Snyder

October 28, 2015

I’d rather vape nicotine and 3 other chemicals than smoke over 500 chemicals.

Frank Dyrcz
Frank Dyrcz

October 28, 2015

Please reconsider this bill. I am a vapor and it has helped me quit smoking cigarettes. These products and juices help save lives and will also prevent people from deadly cancers. The cost of cancer is so much greater than to waste the money regulating products that have been on the market for years and many people have come to enjoy. Everyone likes the way things are except big tobacco. So the choice is now yours. Stand with the people and have a free market or destroy the free market to help big tobacco.

William West
William West

October 28, 2015

Vaping is safe, save the vaping industry

William West
William West

October 28, 2015

SAVE VAPING !!!

Adam Brisbane. ..aka nittygrittyvapes
Adam Brisbane. ..aka nittygrittyvapes

October 28, 2015

I’m a casaa member and am active in many groups….the white house has an alternative number of 2024561414 that u can also use to get through

Justin
Justin

October 28, 2015

Vaping is helping tons of people quit the thing that kills them. Smoking. Make this your missing to Save lives!

David
David

October 28, 2015

Sending to all VA senators ~ Save the vaping community !!! Clearly the numbers & personal testimonies , including my self prove vaping is a very easy alternative and much.safer than.smoking. Personally I didn’t set out to quit smoking , I just bought the right Atomizers , RDA, Tanks , to get me to 3mg nicotine, & 0 nicotine in 3 to 6 months , I’ve been smoke free for 9 months now !! And I’ve been a pack to 3 pack a day smoker since I was 13 yrs of age I’m 43 ! It was the easiest , safest , actually when I started using the right equipment , batteries , coil material , ( titanium , canthal, SS , occosaionally , Tanks , ) I enjoyed the experience , taste , and flavors better & never had an dredge to return to smoking , I carried a 1/2-pack of cigarettes for a few weeks until I knew they were stale, I tossed them &-I’ve never felt better, if anything proper information , science , & the technique of vaping should be more promoted to save more people from smoking as possible, I’d seen it for a few yrs but I wasn’t as informed or did I know any of the many many variables of vaping as i do now. Now having said that its sad i can buy 50 Samsung 25r5 for $1.00 a piece , an authentic Sigeili , or M Class mod for pennies on the $ , from Alibabba.com as I do. The markup on these products are 500-900% with some sites , which is the American way ! I’ve Saved thousands on products from buying direct , except for the RDA’s I own that are Made in the USA , I can see why the US can’t compete with China, when a $15.00 battery is $1, or a $100 product is 10 for $20.00 &-less. As for e liquid I’d never buy but from the USA , places I have reseat he’s well ! Regardless the price , smoking has a huge price on the whole country , as per hospitals , cancer , the whole country pays for a lot of the health risks , and after quitting smoking 9 months I can breath better working out, I don’t get shortness of breath, my taste buds have came back, I’m sure the aveloli in my lungs have started repairing themselves. I have given all my products and information I’ve learned about vaping & the safety of it to friends , family , even a few who are badly sick , and smoking is life-threatening to there lives ! There is tons of safety information &-science out there to be read ! Some preferences , some safer products , materials , some to be determined in the future , but all are the lessee evil of smoking and all the carcinogens added to tobacco products !
David

Paul fuina
Paul fuina

October 28, 2015

Please do not stop Vaping. What other freedom will you take next. Do not let the government make choices for us.

Austin Peddigree
Austin Peddigree

October 28, 2015

I’ve done my part, I’ve sent the email, I’m about to make the call.

Matt dilecce
Matt dilecce

October 28, 2015

To whom it may concern,
I have been vaping now for over 4 months. I used to smoke over a pack of cigarettes a day and I have cut them out completely. I feel better. I have more energy and I have even worked myself way down on the nicotine level. I have tried quitting smoking many times and this is the only way that has helped me completely. If banned, many would return to smoking cigarettes which is a terrible thing.

Thanks
Matt Dilecce

gary thompson
gary thompson

October 28, 2015

vaping changed my life for the better, ive been vaping for almost two years. i have a really bad eating problem, and i also suffer with severe depression. vaping keeps me calm and collected to do what i need to as a responsible adult. i dont know what i would do if i couldnt vape anymore

Matt Bienkowski
Matt Bienkowski

October 28, 2015

You have no right to imply a sudden sanction against vapers. You are doing this just to get billions of dollars in distributors money.

Luke
Luke

October 28, 2015

Dear whoever this goes to I have been a cigarette smoker for 2 years and when I switched to vaping I was very impressed I could acauly run without getting light headed or needed a break I could acauly do the long stresseful things and activities I couldn’t do with my friend sbefore please don’t shut us vapers down its tested safer if u do t think so test it again and how ever many times u have to until u understand thank you

Andy Okun
Andy Okun

October 28, 2015

That’s cool that you guys sent out this to your customers!! Props on that big time!!

I did my part and e-mailed them through CASAA last night and also just got off the phone with the White House and let them know my thoughts on the subject. Took about 1 1/2 hours to get through, but I am happy and well satisfied that I did my part!!

I recently ordered your juices for review and will be getting to the shortly (a little backlogged right now). I sampled a couple of them and they are nice flavors for sure!!

I am not looking for a free 30ml bottle. Just wanted to give you heads up on everything noted here.

Thanks for doing your part to help save this awesome industry!! Have a great day!!

Sincerely,
Andy Okun
http://www.youtube.com/user/mrandyokun
andyokun@live.com
(818) 220-3081

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