While CQ Roll Call isn’t quite ready for an official roll out, we have released a limited campaign for tomorrow’s Senate hearing.
Julie Woessner, President
Julie Woessner, President
CASAA has published their first Call To Action. Please take this one seriously and take the time to get involved.
Source Link: Read on CASAA’s website
Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives association
On Thursday, May 8th, CASAA released the Overview of its Action Plan Regarding Proposed FDA Regulations. This is the first of several Calls to Action anticipated in CASAA’s Action Plan. (You will recall from the Action Plan that we are not going to publish our suggestions for substantive comments until a few weeks before the deadline, and we urge consumers to wait until then to offer substantive comment.)
FDA, which took more than three years to issue its 241-page Proposed Regulation (and accompanying 81-page regulatory impact analysis), has given us a mere 75 days to comment. While responding in that timeframe is challenging under any circumstances, the FDA has also posed, by our count, 99 requests for information about THR products (this does not include repeat questions or questions specifically pertaining to cigars). Given the length of time FDA has taken to release the proposed regulations, the massive amount of information FDA is requesting, the length of the document itself, and the devastating impact these regulations will have on a product that is estimated to be approximately 99% less hazardous than combustibles, the 75-day comment period is grossly inadequate.
The First Call to Action is for CONSUMERS to request a 105-day extension of the comment period, requesting a total of 180 days to make comments. We understand that SFATA, AEMSA, and other industry groups will be providing similar guidance for vendors and manufacturers.
We have prepared a suggested letter–which we encourage you to edit to accurately reflect your views and circumstances–along with instructions on how to request the extension. (Please note that submitting this request will not prevent you from later offering a substantive comment, and should not affect your subsequent comment in any way.)
SUGGESTED LETTER REQUESTING EXTENSION
YOU SHOULD EDIT AS APPROPRIATE
Dear Mr. Zeller:
I am writing as an individual consumer to request an extension of the comment period for the Food and Drug Administration’s (“FDA”) Proposed Rule Deeming Tobacco Products to be Subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Family Smoking and Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (the “Proposed Rule”) published at 79 Fed. Reg. 23,142 and Federal Register No. 2014-09491. On behalf of myself, I am requesting that the comment period for the Proposed Rule be extended by the FDA for an additional 105 days, from its current 75-day period, to 180 days.
The Proposed Rule raises a number of significant issues and questions that are important and relevant to me, as a consumer of products that are proposed for regulation under the Proposed Rule. The Proposed Rule asks about a hundred different questions I might want to respond to. I want to provide my thoughts and comments on many of these issues, but my time to devote to researching and providing thoughtful comments on these important questions is limited. I have already spent many hours researching and dissecting these issues, but they take time. I know that the FDA took many years to even come up with the Proposed Rule, so I do not think it is at all unreasonable to allow the public a mere six months to comment on it. This is our only opportunity, as consumers, to provide our feedback.
I feel very strongly about e-cigarettes as an alternative to combustible cigarettes. Quite simply, I firmly believe that they saved my life. I wish to provide you with my personal story, as well as science- and evidence-based responses to your questions so that you can take my comment into account. I realize that the FDA has the authority under 21 CFR 10.40 to extend this time frame and that the FDA has exercised this authority on numerous occasions in the past. I would therefore ask that you do so here, so that all stakeholders have the opportunity to provide their comments on this proposed regulation.
I appreciate your consideration of my request and am happy to discuss this issue with you further.
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE THE REQUEST
We dropped by AquaVape on Saturday to check out the store and buy some juices. The store is nicely laid out with several tables where customer can sample AquaVape juices.
AquaVapor has a large selection of hardware including clones which I think is great for customers from a cost perspective. You can buy an ehpro kayfun clone for $59 which is about $10 over “internet pricing” but in my opinion worth it for the convenience.
I purchased my normal low strength strawberry for review.
In my opinion the juice is ok but not great, it has that “real” strawberry flavor/smell but I don’t taste much flavor and I tend to want to taste my flavors. Having said that I have vaped 5ml of this juice (in a dripper) without any issues. For a house juice it’s pretty good and some people may prefer mild flavors. So it turns out that this flavor is pretty great! I decided to try it sub ohm and the flavor really came out. I prefer Jameson Amelia but that’s expensive juice and to come close at this price range is great.
The staff was very friendly and while we were in the store they provided several customers with great advice. They allowed us to take pictures and answered all of my questions.
All in all I think AquaVapor is a great local vape shop, drop buy and check them out!
AquaVapor cig Easley
120 Kay drive Suite D
I was recently contacted by ZampleBox via our review request form. I have heard good things about ZampleBox and we recently reviewed Craft Vapery so it made a lot of sense to compare these services. The ZampleBox showed up very quickly with a couple of hand written communications adding that extra “personal” touch.
The packaging was very good and receiving a box with lots of different flavors that you didn’t pick out is kind of exciting. Whereas Craft Vapery sends a smaller selection of flavors the bottles from ZampleBox are much smaller and could be considered Sample Sizes. I think that the premise of Craft Vapery is that they are supplying your vape sauce for the month and ZampleBox seems to take the approach of introducing you to new flavors at which point you would order directly from that vendor and there might be a discount in the ZampleBox.
I did not like the juices in the ZampleBox but I don’t think that reviewing the flavors is fair because Tony just shipped out a random box so I didn’t go through the flavor profile system like I did with Craft Vapery. Other people like some of the juices in the ZampleBox they simply were not the type of flavors that I like.
ZampleBox – .37-.42/ml
Craft Vapery – .64-80/ml
ZampleBox is a lot cheaper but like I said previously it’s more of a sampling service than anything else because while you might find lots of juices that you like they don’t include much of any particular juice.
I am personally going to sign up for ZampleBox because I like to try new flavors and the pricing is great.
NamberJuice is an e-liquid manufacturer/retailer that was created by GrimmGreen and TheVapeBabe. Considering it’s lineage you would expect the products to be among the best of the best in the industry and you would be right. I have wanted to try NamberJuice for a long time but I have so many juices laying around that it’s hard to justify actually ordering anything. Last week I decided that I needed to go ahead and make an order so I could write this review.
NamberJuice runs $10/15ml which is cheaper than FuzionVapor and puts it squarely into a great cost/value range. I am enjoying this juice and I love what NamberJuice is doing for our industry. Your money is well spent at Nick and Amber’s juice boutique and rest assured that buying from NamberJuice enables them to help fight for Vaping Rights.