ISFA Statement on Vaping Illnesses and Flavor Bans

ISFA Statement on Vaping Illnesses and Flavor Bans

Indiana Smoke-Free Alliance strongly encourages all media outlets to refer to the statement made by the FDA
which fully understands the dangers posed by illicit products and THC products. In the same vein, ISFA strongly
urges public officials to thoroughly investigate the circumstances which might have led to each reported
hospitalization before making statements to the public as to whether certain products are implicated in these
incidents.

Unfair advantage

Unfair advantage

Proposed tax on vaping liquids hits small manufacturers hardest. Less than four years ago, Indiana lawmakers passed a bill that gave a select few businesses the right to manufacture e-liquid in the state. Working in the shadows of the night, lobbyists pushed to protect very large businesses from the competition of vape shops and small manufacturers, the very sort of competition that has recently eaten into the profits and stock prices of America’s largest tobacco companies.

Indiana House Endorses Vape Tax

Indiana House Endorses Vape Tax

The Indiana House of Representatives recently voted to impose a new tax on the liquid contents of electronic cigarettes and vapor products. The 4 cents per-milliliter tax is now under consideration by the Senate. Americans for Tax Reform urges the Senate to reject this tax, which represents a threat to harm reduction and smoking cessation efforts in the state of Indiana.

Vote No on H.B. 1444

Vote No on H.B. 1444

ATTENTION ONLY INDIANA VAPOR BUSINESSES Tell them about YOUR business by adding to our message. CLICK HERE! The Indiana State Senate will vote on H.B. 1444, which would impose a tax on e-cigarettes and e-liquids at a rate of $0.04 per milliliter. Please take a moment...

Amy Netherton on Voices of Vapers

The following article is by Lindsey Stroud, State Government Relations Manager for The Heartland Institute. Here she interviews Amy Netherton, who is, among many other things, President of the Indiana Smoke-Free Alliance (ISFA). VOICE OF VAPERS: ONE WOMAN...

VAPE & THE FDA3 Elevating the Conversation

VAPE & THE FDA3 Elevating the Conversation

You are Invited! VAPE & THE FDA3 Elevating the Conversation One plus year into a new Administration. Deadlines extended. New policies announced. But, where is it all going? VTA knows the information that you need. So, whether you are an e-liquid or...

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2 months ago

Fig Ramsey

Since POTUS says he cares about American jobs & business, let's let him know how many he's recklessly endangering.



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“"almost 14k vapor companies...12k of which are retail vape shops...166k jobs...70k of which are direct-retail jobs...without flavors, there is no business model" The real harm...Vapers will go back to smoking or to the black market. #SquawkOnTheStreet @CNBC @VaporTechAssoc t.co/8ZMp1tuoDH...
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2 months ago

Indiana Smoke-Free Alliance

Make American great again? President Trump endangers hundreds of small business in Indiana.

Today President Trump announced that the administration acknowledges the vaping problems and said, “We’re going to have to do something about it.” Considering a plan that will ban flavors in e-cigarettes misses the mark on real problems surrounding the youth vaping issue and will just simply shut down hundreds of Indiana businesses. The real issues are youth access and black market THC products.
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The FDA sends a clarifying warning concerning THC vaping products. Vitamin E has NOT BEEN FOUND in nicotine e-cigarettes in the samples tested to date.

#knowthefacts #mediahype

www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/09/07/health/vaping-lung-illness.amp.html
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2 months ago

Indiana Smoke-Free Alliance

We encourage all media outlets and Public Health representatives to read the FDA's statements on these dangerous THC vaping products that are circulating. Responsible reporting will prevent misinformation from being circulated."VTA has previously said public health departments should fully investigate and release all information about these cases. Either there’s a legitimate basis to tell people to stop using e-cigarettes or they are feeding the hysteria around a different product to conflate the issues by failing to distinguish e-cigarettes. The Vapor Technology Association applauds FDA's statement clearly advising consumers to avoid THC-containing vapor products. Even former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, no friend to the vapor industry, has assigned blame to illegal vapor products containing THC and cannabis. By contrast, CDC's fear mongering statement is misguided and will only cause further harm to overall public health." - Tony Abboud, Executive Director of the Vapor Technology Association.

Read VTA's Full Response to CDC & FDA Statements: mailchi.mp/vaportechnology.org/vta-responds-to-cdc-fda-statements-443573
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2 months ago

Indiana Smoke-Free Alliance

Want to know more about vaping? Here from the experts in the Industry!We are excited to announce that Boston University's Dr. Michael Siegel will be joining VTA's Vape & The FDA 4 to speak on the public health narrative surrounding vaping. Dr. Siegel is an accomplished physician and professor with degrees from Yale, UC Berkeley, and Brown.

Just 5 DAYS LEFT to register! Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Dr. Spiegel and the rest of our incredible speakers, Sept. 16-18! bit.ly/2LOyENS
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4 months ago

Fig Ramsey

Haven't heard from y'all in a while, thought I'd stop by & say Hi! Hope you all are doing well! ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

Indiana Smoke-Free Alliance

Yesterday, a US District Court ruled against FDA in a lawsuit challenging FDA’s implementation of the Deeming. Attached is a brief summary of the ruling and its potential impact: bit.ly/2Ecc3Fy ... See MoreSee Less

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7 months ago

Indiana Smoke-Free Alliance

ALERT: No Vapor Tax in Indiana! VTA is proud to have fought together with Indiana Smoke-Free Alliance to STOP the harmful vapor tax proposal and #SaveVapor. Thank you to Amy Netherton of ISFA for her leadership on the issue. Read more about our efforts: bit.ly/2Vy6s6p ... See MoreSee Less

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