Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

Heads Up – News – Updates 3.25.2020

March 25, 2020 (via CASAA Twitter @CASAAMedia) CASAA urges leaders not to pass laws limiting consumer access to low risk vapor products. Check out the new Vaping & COVID-19 web page. Lawmakers attack vaping while people stock up on cigarettes. ________________________________________________________________________ CASAA IN ACTION: CASAA sends letter to PA @GovernorTomWolf, urging him to exempt businesses supplying vital harm reduction products, such as …

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CASAA Urges PA Governor to Exempt Businesses Supplying Vital Harm Reduction Products

On Tuesday, March 24th, CASAA sent a letter to  Governor Tom Wolf in Pennsylvania, explaining to him the immense health threat of closing businesses that provide tobacco harm reduction products, such as nicotine-based, smoke-free vaping supplies. “It is vital that specialty vapor retailers are approved to remain open as long as they can demonstrate that they have an acceptable strategy …

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Heads Up – News – Updates 1.9.2020

January 9, 2020 (via CASAA Twitter @CASAAMedia) CDC continues to implicate nicotine products in lung injuries without disclosure. Debunking vape junk science. Heads up in Virginia, Rancho Mirage and Oroville, CA. Philly vape shops not selling to minors. _______________________________________________________________________ GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY: To date, CDC nor any other agency has disclosed what (if any) nicotine products used by few patients who claimed no …

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Heads Up – News – Updates 12.20.2019

December 20, 2019 (via CASAA Twitter @CASAAMedia) Congress passes Tobacco/Vapor 21. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids shows another reason it hates vaping (and speaking of Matt Myers….) Philly bans outdoor public vaping, takes away flavors for mostly poor people. Heads up in Utah. Researchers grasp for the obvious. Update on Rhode Island and Montana flavor bans. NATIONAL: (UPDATE) Senate passed Tobacco/Vapor 21 & …

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Heads Up – News – Updates 8.22.2019

August 22, 2019 (via CASAA Twitter @CASAAMedia) Heads Up for public use ban in Erie, Pennsylvania. A message from CASAA CEO, Alex Clark. Columbus, Indiana exempts vape shops from public use ban. Rob Lyons of Sp!ked has a commentary on Prohibition tactics. Like getting this timely information? Help CASAA continue its mission by donating HERE. THE MORE YOU KNOW: A message from …

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Heads Up – News – Updates 6.14.2019

June 14, 2019 (via CASAA Twitter @CASAAMedia) FDA submits response to lawsuit moving premarket application deadline. Watertown, Wisconsin treats vaping like smoking. Oregon lawmakers resurrect 65% vapor tax bill. Wisconsin budget vape tax greatly reduced by Committee. Researchers find youth vape use overblown by media. Like getting this timely information? Help CASAA continue its mission by donating HERE. IN THE NEWS: FDA …

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Heads Up – News – Updates 1.9.2019

JANUARY 9, 2019 (via CASAA Twitter @CASAAMedia) Tobacco harm reduction news for January 9, 2019. Tobacco harm reduction news for January 9, 2019. Cities in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Alabama and Arizona increase health risks for smokers and vapers, Wisconsin doctor suggests smoking safer than vaping, Connecticut lawmaker wants to ban flavors, tax vapor products, prohibit truthful ads…. WOODRIDGE, ILLINOIS: HEADS UP! Village considering denying …

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Heads Up – News – Updates 1.4.2019

JANUARY 4, 2019 (via CASAA Twitter @CASAAMedia) Tobacco harm reduction news for January 4, 2019. Study finds smokers who can set their nicotine level most successful at quitting, tobacco sales to minors rise in Nebraska county as vaping sales drop, Kentucky looking at vaping tax, vaping seen as dangerous as smoking, commentary on flavor bans. RESEARCH & COMMENTARY: Proposed Flavor Ban on …

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PA – 40% of nothing is nothing!

Last September in a House Finance Committee hearing, PA Representative Matt Gabler (R, PA-H075) clearly articulated a few key problems surrounding the implementation of the state’s 40% wholesale tax on vapor products. Although his assessment purposely did not account for the public health impact of this devastating tax, the impact on consumers is implied–vapor products will be difficult to purchase. …

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CASAA Testimony to Philadelphia City Council Regarding Proposed Ordinance to Ban E-Cigarette Use Wherever Smoking is Prohibited

Testimony of Carl V. Phillips, PhD, Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA) to the Philadelphia City Council regarding e-cigarettes (in opposition to Bill No. 14009500 and in opposition unless amended to Bill No. 14009600) 11 March 2014 My name is Carl V Phillips, PhD.  I currently live in xxx, New Hampshire, but have close ties to Philadelphia and until …

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