Thursday, June 26, 2014

Call to Action! Pennsylvania Legislators Are Considering an Excise Tax on E-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco

UPDATE 7/23/14:  Call to Action successfully concluded.  

As Pennsylvania legislators scramble to fill a budget deficit of over $1 billion, a tax on electronic cigarettes is being considered.  Rumors are that the State may seek to impose a punitive tax of up to 60% of wholesale price on all e-cigarette products, possibly including devices.  Legislators are also considering taxing low-risk smokeless tobacco products at the same amount.  

Pennsylvania is supposed to have its budget passed by June 30th, but the situation is so difficult that negotiations may push on past that date.  Legislators need to immediately begin hearing from vapers and users of reduced harm products so that we can stop this tax from becoming law.

CASAA has issued two new CQ Roll Call Campaigns for Pennsylvania to express consumer opposition to a sin tax on e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco:



If you have a Pennsylvania address, please take five minutes of your time to participate and share your views with your elected officials.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Call to Action! California Ban on Internet Sales (AB 1500) and Ban on E-Cigarette Usage (SB 648)

Last updated 6/25/14



 


UPDATE 6/25/14:  SB 648 has been favorably amended in committee.  We were successful in getting the bill amended so that e-cigarettes are separately defined (and not defined as "cigarettes").  We will continue to monitor the progress of SB 648 to ensure that no unfavorable amendments are made, but for now, the Call to Action for SB 648 is on hold and CASAA supports the bill as currently amended.

UPDATE 6/23/14:  SB 648 has been amended!  What was once a bill that would have banned e-cigarette usage wherever smoking is banned in California has now become a bill to place the same restrictions on the sale of e-cigarettes in vending machines as are placed on traditional tobacco products.  CASAA does not object to restrictions on sales of e-cigarettes in vending machines, but we do object to defining e-cigarettes as "cigarettes" for purposes of this legislation. 

We urge our California members to strongly OPPOSE this bill.  Defining all e-cigarette products as “cigarettes” sets a terrible precedent.  We also have reason to fear that Senator Corbett may propose further amendments before Wednesday’s hearing that would make the bill even worse.

CASAA encourages all concerned parties in California to attend the meeting of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization on Wednesday, June 25th at 1:30 PM in Room 4202 of the State Capitol Building in Sacramento. Vapers will be meeting up at 1:00 PM on the State House steps to strategize.

Additionally, CASAA has issued two new CQ Roll Call Campaigns for California to express consumer opposition to defining e-cigarettes as “cigarettes” under any section of California law:

SEND AN EMAIL to your state assembly member

MAKE A CALL to your state assembly member on the Committee on Governmental Organization.  (Please note that if your state assembly member is not on the Committee on Governmental Organization, the program will report that no match has been found.) 

If you have a California address, please take five minutes of your time to participate and share your views with your elected officials.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Call to Action! New Jersey's Governor Christie is Proposing a Tax on E-Cigarettes at the Same Rate as Combustible Cigarettes (Significantly UPDATED 6-19-14) (CONCLUDED)

(last updated as of 9/11/2014)

Update 9-11-14: Vetoed. Successfully concluded.

UPDATE 6/25/14: Assembly Bill 1080 (A1080) would fine vapers $250 to $1000 for using their e-cigarette anywhere on a beach or public park. This bill has passed the Assembly and must now move through the Senate. It is has passed the NJ General Assembly and is now in the Senate. Link to bill information.  

CASAA has implemented a new CQ Roll Call campaign for New Jersey to help you express opposition to A1080:  SEND AN EMAIL RE A1080


The email is completely editable by you, and we encourage you to make changes to the email to reflect your views and to share your story.  If you plan to substantially edit the email, you may wish to copy the text into a word processing program and make the edits there, then copy and paste back into the CQ Roll Call email.  We have had two reports over the last several months that CQ Roll Call might "reset" when you keep the window open for a long time or when you open a separate browser window, causing you to lose any unique text you've added (and reverting back to the original).   

URGENT UPDATE 6/19/14:  A sin tax on e-cigarettes in New Jersey remains a serious threat.  CASAA has issued two new CQ Roll Call Campaigns for New Jersey to express consumer opposition to a sin tax on e-cigarettes contained in Governor Christie's proposed budget:

SEND AN EMAIL


MAKE A CALL 

If you have a New Jersey address, please take five minutes of your time to participate and share your views with your elected officials.


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UPDATE 5/16/14:  The Senate Committee on Health has scheduled a hearing for this coming MONDAY, May 19th at 1:00 PM for SB 1867 (outrageous 75% wholesale tax on all e-cigarette liquids, devices, components, etc.) and AB 1080 (banning e-cigarette use on parks and beaches).  The hearing will take place in Committee Room 1 on the 1st Floor of the State House Annex (125 W. State St in Trenton, NJ 08608).  There is free parking behind the State House. It is CRITICAL that advocates attend this hearing and speak out against the negative effects of a tax of this sort as well as express opposition to banning smoke-free e-cigarette use in parks and beaches.

Members of the Senate Committee on Health are denoted with an asterisk in the list below.  Please call and email members of the Committee to express your opposition to these bills.

UPDATE 5/10/14:  This Call to Action is still active . . . please continue to contact Senate and Assembly members to express your opposition to these bills.

New Jersey vapers are now facing four significant threats, including two major tax bills, an outdoor usage ban, and a bizarre proposal to tax e-cigarette advertising:

(1) Governor Christie has proposed taxing e-cigarettes at the same rate as combustible cigarettes.  While details have not yet been released, reports are that this tax could easily double the cost of purchasing e-cigarette liquid, cartridges, and devices in the state.  According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, some legislators, like Assemblyman Dan Benson, worry that taxing e-cigarettes less than traditional cigarettes would be “sending a message out there that they’re somehow safer.” Link to full article. There have been 5 hearings on the matter in Trenton.  At every hearing e-cigarette users, vendors, and/or harm reduction advocates spoke out against the tax. We need to continue working to stop Gov. Christie's tax hike from becoming law.

(2) Senate Bill 1867 (SB1867) has been introduced by Senators Joseph F. Vitale (D) and Richard J. Codey (D). This bill would tax all components of an electronic cigarette, including devices, at 75% of wholesale price. SB1867 would also require e-cigarette retailers to obtain a tobacco license, and it would also greatly increase the cost of acquiring such a license. This bill is currently pending before the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. Link to bill information.

(3) Assembly Bill 1080 (A1080) would fine vapers $250 to $1000 for using their e-cigarette anywhere on a beach or public park. This bill has passed the Assembly and must now move through the Senate. It is currently pending before the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. Link to bill information.  

(4) Assembly Bill 2980 (A2980) & Senate Bill 1818 (SB1818) would tax e-cigarette and smokeless tobacco *advertising* at 25% of the amount companies spend on promoting their products in New Jersey. This is an unprecedented measure that is almost guaranteed to be found to violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. These bills are currently pending before the Assembly and Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committees.  Link to bill information.

Due to the number of bills pending, CASAA has produced a full list of Assembly and Senate members below so you can express your opposition to all the pending bills. We strongly encourage New Jersey vapers to make phone calls to Assembly and Senate members opposing these bills. 

The most important step you can take is to make personal contact, including phone calls and in-person meetings, with your New Jersey Senator and General Assembly representatives (a total of three contacts). Find out who they are using your city here.  Let them know that you are in their district and want them to oppose taxes on electronic cigarettes and outdoor usage bans. Educate them about how e-cigarettes and traditional tobacco products are so different. 

Remember, you can register to receive free CASAA e-mail alerts  regarding this and other legislation in New Jersey and across the United States. We will alert you when there are other opportunities to voice your concerns to the members of the New Jersey State Legislature.   

Please take action against the above bills. See the New Jersey Vapers Advocacy Network page for more details on stopping these bills. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Call to Action! Senate Commerce Committee Hearing June 18, 2014 regarding E-Cigarettes

Last month, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing to discuss e-cigarettes.  The only two presenters were Mitch Zeller (FDA) and Tim McAfee (CDC). Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 18th, 2014), the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will meet to discuss e-cigarettes and, once again, consumers have been excluded, as well as the small businesses that provide the diversity in the marketplace that benefits consumers. 

As we did for the Senate hearing last month, CASAA has created a CQ Roll Call campaign for our members to let their senators know how important it is for consumers and small businesses to be involved in these discussions. (CASAA is a consumer organization, not an industry representative. We firmly believe that consumers are best served by a diverse marketplace, and it is therefore imperative that the small businesses that provide the high-quality, advanced products that the vast majority of our members use also be included in discussions designed to inform responsible legislative policy.) 

If you live in one of the below-listed states, you have a senator on the Senate Commerce Committee, and we are asking that you take a moment to participate in the CQ Roll Call Campaign to send a letter and call your senator:
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin



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Monday, June 16, 2014

CASAA Public Service Announcement #7



People do all sorts of risky things in life, from jumping out of airplanes, to climbing mountains to driving on a freeway. All of these things have the risk of death or severe injury. For all of these things, technology has reduced the risks for those who choose to do them. If we can't get people to stop doing risky things, we find ways for them to do it as safely as possible.

About 90,000 people die each year in the U.S. doing things like walking down the street, driving a car, playing sports, climbing mountains, hunting, skiiing, diving, riding ATV's, bicycling, motorcycling, boating, swimming, horse riding and parachuting. More people used to die from these "every day" things before harm reduction products were developed such as: seat belts, air bags, helmets, better parachutes and life preservers.

Technology has now brought us products like electronic cigarettes and low-risk, smoke-free tobacco alternatives that could save not just 90,000 lives, but over 440,000 lives every year, by significantly reducing the health risks of smoking.

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CASAA Public Service Announcement #6




The concept of harm reduction is acknowledging that you cannot ban everything that poses health risks and that if you cannot get people to stop doing things that have safety risks, public health has an obligation to encourage the use of alternative products that significantly reduce risk. 

Helmet laws have been shown to reduce the risk of head injury by 15% - 45% and public health enthusiastically promotes helmet use, rather than recommend parents keep their children off of bicycles altogether. Yet when it comes to parents who smoke, public health officials refuse to consider nicotine alternatives that would reduce smoking-related health risks by over 99% as acceptable risk. Does this really make sense?

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CASAA Public Service Announcement #5


Although 69% of smokers say they want to quit, the fact remains that only 52% of them actually try and only 1% to 2% of smokers actually succeed at quitting for more than a year. That means that the 45 million Americans who continue to smoke every year need an alternative that has far less health risks than smoking. The alternatives have been quit or die - until now.

Electronic cigarettes were invented to serve as a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes - for those who cannot or will not quit smoking. They are meant to be a replacement for tobacco cigarettes, not a replacement for nicotine gums and patches. For these smokers, gums and patches are either not an option or simply don't work for them. The effectiveness of e-cigarettes is measured by how many people quit smoking conventional cigarettes, not how many people quit using nicotine.

Around the world, millions of smokers are making the switch to something new that they can enjoy and that won't harm them or their loved ones. Even smokers who aren't trying to quit smoking are trying e-cigarettes and find they are no longer smoking. This is a phenomenon that does not happen with gums and patches, which are only purchased by smokers who are actively trying to quit. Public health should be encouraging this switch, yet they insist on continuing to direct smokers who aren't even trying to quit to ineffective gums and patches, and simply ignore the 30% of smokers who don't even plan on quitting.

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CASAA Public Service Announcement #4




In 1990, the CDC reported that the smoking rate was 25.5% (around 46 million) adult smokers, so when the smoking rate dropped to 19.3% in 2010 there were only...45 million smokers.  How can that be? Well, the population went up, so even though the number of smokers remained virtually unchanged, the percentage of smokers went down - making it appear as though there was a significant drop over that 20 year period.

Twenty years of tobacco control policies and there was only a 2.2% drop in the number of smokers! This is especially disappointing when you consider that the Healthy People 2010 objective of a 12% smoking rate would have meant 28 million smokers in 2010 - a goal missed by a whopping 17 million.

Tobacco control organizations prefer point to the smoking rates as evidence that their "abstinence only" policies - which aim only to get people to quit or stop people from starting - are working. So, they use those rate drops to support calls for more smoking bans, more product bans and more "sin" taxes. They also use this smoke-and-mirror "progress" to justify opposition to tobacco harm reduction policies and products, arguing that those are "unproven" to help smokers quit or reduce health risks, so we should continue to use their "evidence-based" policies that work.

However, the real evidence is in the actual number of smokers and that is why you won't see them reporting that number has only dropped by 1 million, because dropping from 25.5% to 19.3 % sounds much more impressive. We need to acknowledge that regardless of whether it's 25% or 19%, there are still well over 42 million adult smokers in the U.S. and come up with policies that actually save lives, rather than policies and numbers that just sound impressive.

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CASAA Public Service Announcement #3


"Harm reduction" is the act of making a risky behavior safer. There are risks we take every day - including driving. In fact, getting in a car is one of the riskiest activities we do. According to the National Safety Council, there are about 10 million car accidents a year - from parking lot bumps to multi-car pileups. More than 2 million people are injured in accidents every year. Yet only about 3 in every 1,000 (about 30,000) of those accidents results in a fatality. That is because of harm reduction policies. Seat belts, air bags, headlights, speed limits and traffic signs all reduce the high risks of driving and save lives.

Smoking is another risky behavior that can benefit from harm reduction policies. In spite of decades of warnings, 45 million people in the U.S. still take the risk. Many are dependent upon nicotine, tobacco or the habit of smoking and just as there are tools to reduce the risks of driving, there are tools to reduce the risks of smoking. Because the greatest health risks from tobacco use are linked to inhaling smoke, it seems obvious that removing the exposure to smoke would significantly reduce the health risks for smokers. Options include modern, low-risk, smoke-free tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and even pharmaceutical nicotine products. 

CASAA encourages smokers who are unable to quit to try these alternatives and find one or more that are acceptable and effective replacements for their cigarettes. Unfortunately, some public health organizations and government agencies continue to treat reduced harm products as if they have the same high risks as smoking.  Many are even lobbying to have those low-risk alternatives banned from sale, which would leave only the most deadly product (cigarettes) and ineffective gums and lozenges on the market for those who still use tobacco. The idea seems to be that somehow this will encourage smokers to quit. This is akin to banning all of the safety features in cars in the hope that people will quit driving recklessly!

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CASAA Public Service Announcement #2


Just about everything we do or consume has some risk involved. Even something as innocuous as fresh produce, such as spinach, can have hidden dangers. Every day we take simple actions that reduce our risks - from washing our vegetables, to crossing the street at crosswalks, to using condoms. Those actions are called "harm reduction," because while they don't make us 100% safe, they significantly reduce the risk of getting sick. Of course, never smoking is the most effective way to reduce the risk of lung cancer and heart disease, but even that is no guarantee.

Every year,  in spite of the high risks, 43 million people continue to smoke. Whether is because they refuse to quit or have tried many times and have been unable to quit isn't what is important. What is important is that there are safer alternatives for them when smoking cessation programs and drugs fail.  Maybe not as much as never having smoked at all, but nearly the same, and up to 99% safer than continuing to smoke.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Third Call to Action for FDA Proposed Regulations - Demand Congressional Hearings Investigating FDA and CDC's Actions

On Thursday, May 8th, CASAA released the Overview of its Action Plan Regarding Proposed FDA Regulations.  

  • On May 11, 2014, CASAA released the first of several Calls to Action anticipated in CASAA's Action Plan.  
  • On May 21st, CASAA released the second Call to Action.  
  • The First Call to Action is still active, so if you haven't yet participated, please do so now.  The Second Call to Action has now concluded.  


This is the Third Call to Action in CASAA's Action Plan.

This Third Call to Action represents consumers’ first “ask” of Congress, namely, a demand for oversight and investigative congressional hearings regarding CDC’s and FDA’s bad faith actions in connection with e-cigarettes.  Many of CDC’s misrepresentations are set forth in CASAA’s testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.  If you want more information on how the FDA has misrepresented the science in connection with the proposed regulations, you should read the the errors and misstatements that are currently being cataloged in our AntiTHRLies blog.

We have created a campaign through CASAA's CQ Roll Call program, which will enable to you to directly contact your elected federal legislators (House and Senate).  Click here for the CQ Roll Call Campaign for this Third Call to Action.

You will be asked for your name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number.  All of this information is required by the program in order to find your elected representative and senator and to deliver the email to them.  (CASAA does not share its email list or membership list, so the personally identifying information you enter will only be available to CASAA through our database and to the recipients of your email.) 

The first and last part of the email is not editable.  It ensures that a consistent message is sent to Congress by all CASAA members.  The middle portion of the email, however, is completely editable by you, and you should feel free to make whatever kinds of edits you wish.  We particularly encourage you to edit the email so as to add a brief paragraph (perhaps two to three sentences)  sharing your personal story.

If you plan to substantially edit the email, you may wish to copy the text into a word processing program and make the edits there, then copy and paste back into the CQ Roll Call email.  We have had two reports over the last several months that CQ Roll Call might "reset" when you keep the window open for a long time or when you open a separate browser window, causing you to lose any unique text you've added (and reverting back to the original).  

Please take a moment to share this Call to Action with others.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Call to Action: San Diego E-Cigarette Usage Ban

URGENT UPDATE 6-16-14:  On Wednesday June 18th at 2 PM, the San Diego City Council’s Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee will hold a critical public hearing on a proposed ordinance that would senselessly ban the use of smoke-free e-cigarettes  everywhere that smoking is banned. 

To stop this ordinance, please (1) attend and testify at the June 18th hearing in San Diego on the 12th Floor of City Hall (202 C Street) and/or (2) call or e-mail the City Council members to express your opposition. (Contact information for City Council members as well as talking points are included in the full Call to Action below.)

We ask that if you attend the hearing, you refrain from vaping as a sign of respect.

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Link to Agenda for February 26th, 2014 meeting

The Committee on Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods of the San Diego City Council will be receiving a report from Council District Five regarding updating San Diego’s municipal code to regulate e-cigarettes at its meeting tomorrow.  It is likely that there will be a discussion about amending the municipal code to, among other things, ban e-cigarette use wherever smoking is prohibited.

The matter is currently on the agenda for the Committee’s meeting on WEDNESDAY, February 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Council Committee Room, located on the 12th Floor of the City Administration Building, 202 C Street, San Diego, California.
 
  • Vapers are encouraged to attend the Committee meeting and respectfully provide testimony and help inform the discussion.  It is possible at this meeting, the Committee will provide direction to staff on what kind of ordinance to draft, so it is important for vapers to attend and speak.  (As a sign of respect, we request that you refrain from vaping during the meeting.)
  • Please take this opportunity to send the members of the City Council accurate information about e-cigarettes and your story about how the product has improved your life.  (Members of the Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee are highlighted in yellow.)

 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Call to Action! Delaware Bill Would Ban E-Cigarette Use Wherever Smoking is Prohibited



UPDATE 6/12/14:  HB 309 has passed the House and is now pending in the Senate Executive Committee.  It is imperative that Delaware vapers reach out NOW--contact your senator as well as members of the Senate Executive Committee (contact information below) and express  opposition to this bill. Talking points are included in this Call to Action. 

Comma delimited email list:  patricia.blevins@state.de.us, margaretrose.henry@state.de.us, greg.lavelle@state.de.us, david.mcbride@state.de.us, harris.mcdowell@state.de.us, gsimpson@udel.edu

Senator Patricia M. Blevins (Chair, D, Leg. Dis. 7)
Phone: (302) 744-4133, (302) 577-8542
Fax:  (302) 577-3269

Senator Margaret Rose Henry (D, Leg. Dis. 2)
Phone: (302) 744-4191, (302) 577-8719, (302) -425-4148

Senator Gregory F. Lavelle (R, Leg. Dis. 4)
Phone:  (302) 744-4048, (302) 577-8714, (302) 478-6128
Fax:  (302) 739-5049

Senator David B. McBride (D, Leg. Dis. 13)
Phone:  (302) 744-4167, (302) 577-8744

Senator Harris B. McDowell III (D, Leg. Dis. 1)
Phone:  (302) 744-4147, (302) 577-8744

Senator F. Gary Simpson (R, Leg. Dis. 18)
Phone:  (302) 744-4134
Fax:  (302) 739-5049


UPDATE 6/5/14:  HB 309 is out of committee and is now Item 6 for the full House agenda.

It is imperative that Delaware vapers reach out NOW to their elected representatives and express their opposition to this bill.  Talking points and contact information for the full House (as well as a link to find your legislator) are included in this Call to Action.

UPDATE 5/9/14:  HB 309 has been placed on the agenda for the House Health and Human Development Committee's meeting on May 14, 2014.  Vapers and harm reduction advocates are encouraged to continue to call and email members of the Committee and plan on attending the meeting on WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., House Chambers inside the Legislative Hall (411 Legislative Ave., Dover, DE).

If you attend the hearing, as a sign of respect, we request that you refrain from vaping.

UPDATE 5/4/14:  As of midnight May 3, 2014, HB 309 has not been placed on the agenda for the House Health and Human Development Committee's May 7, 2014 meeting.  It is possible (if not likely) that HB 309 will, once again, be set for hearing with little or no advance notice, so vapers and harm reduction advocates are encouraged to continue to call and email members of the Committee and make arrangements to keep WEDNESDAY, May 7th, 2014 available to attend a hearing should one be scheduled.

We will continue to update this Call to Action when more information becomes available.

UPDATE 4/30/14 P.M.:  Due to the massive number of emails and calls from vapers generated by this Call to Action, the House Health and Human Development Committee has postponed the hearing on HB 309.  The new hearing date will likely be Wednesday, May 7th, 2014.  We will update this call to action as more information becomes available.

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Introduced late yesterday (4/29/14) and set for a hearing today (4/30/14) before the House Health and Human Development Committee, HB 309 seeks to amend Delaware's Clean Indoor Air Act to treat smoke-free e-cigarette use the same as smoking.  Delware citizens should be outraged at the lack of notice, a clear attempt to eliminate any honest discussion on the issue.

We appreciate that given the lack of notice, it is impossible for most people to attend a hearing today.  However, if you can, please attend the hearing at 2:30 p.m., House Chambers inside the Legislative Hall (411 Legislative Ave, Dover, DE).  

Whether or not you can attend the hearing today, Delaware vapers and harm reduction advocates are urged to take IMMEDIATE ACTION to call and email members of the House Health and Human Development Committee to express opposition to this bill and the lack of notice.

If enacted, HB 309 would:
  • Prohibit the use of smoke-free electronic cigarettes wherever "smoking" is banned