Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Help us send letters to HHS Sec. Tom Price - #DelayFDA

Earlier in March, CASAA, AVA, SFATA, and VTA sent a joint letter to House leaders urging them to support HR 1136, which would modernize the 2007 predicate date for vapor products newly deemed to be tobacco by the FDA. In keeping with the spirit of cooperation, we are working together again to generate messages to HHS Secretary Tom Price with the engagement below. If you own or manage a vapor shop, please find a space to provide this opportunity to your customers.

The letter we are providing urges Secretary Price to delay implementation of the FDA deeming regulations. Without this delay, many in the vapor industry will begin closing down their operations. If action is not taken soon, consumers will be losing access to reliable, affordable, life-saving vapor products.

CASAA is reaching out to vapor retailers and providing a partially pre-written letter with lots of blank space that can be offered to your customers. Handwritten letters, phone calls, and in-person meetings have the most impact on policy makers. It is vital that Secretary Price receives as many letters as possible so that he understands the impact that the deeming regulations will have on millions of Americans.

How to set up:

  1. You’ll need some supplies.
    1. Download and print the letter - click here for the PDF file.
    2. Envelopes
    3. Stamps
    4. A pen (maybe a few pens)
    5. Clipboard (optional)
  2. Hopefully, you have a space in your shop for people to stand or sit and write.
  3. Print one of these handy flyers we made to promote the letter writing campaign
    1. click here.
    2. or here

How to follow through:

Here is the address for HHS Secretary Price:
Honorable Thomas E. Price, M.D.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Hubert H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
  • Put the letter(s) in an envelope.
    • You can send individual stamped envelopes with your customers’ return address on them or;
    • Put a bunch of letters in one package.
  • Affix postage and pop it in the mail.

And that’s it!
Thank you for helping your customers’ voices be heard.
If you have any questions, please send an email to

Help us send letters to HHS Secretary Tom Price

urging him to delay all FDA Deeming deadlines!

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