Sen. Johnson has fought for vapers
Today CASAA asked its members, and all vapers, to thank Sen. Ron Johnson for his efforts to force the FDA to explain itself. He has pushed hard to make the agency show evidence that their deeming regulations are actually a benefit to public health, as they claim. He has also challenged them to justify the rule that will destroy the entire independent vape industry, unless we’re able to win in court or persuade Congress to change the law.
Senator Ron Johnson (WI) is taking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to task over the impact of the “deeming rule” on small to medium vapor businesses across the country. Sen. Johnson, Chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, has sent several letters to the FDA requesting to see, among other things, their calculations regarding the number of vapor businesses that would be forced to close as a result of the deeming rule.
The FDA has rebuffed his request for information.
From CASAA’s perspective, the independent vapor shop is vital for ensuring consumer access to a wide variety of vapor products, as well as for helping smokers successfully transition to smoke-free products. Without a doubt, the FDA regulations will kill the diverse vapor market, which will lead to thousands of vapor shops closing. Senator Johnson is working to prevent that.
Please take a moment now to send Senator Johnson a thank you letter.
Wisconsin residents can send the senator an e-mail.
There’s also a pre-written letter that can be printed and mailed. If you’re from another state, that’s what you should do — and Wisconsin vapers can do that too, if they prefer. The letter can be copied into Google Drive (or another word processor), and edited to include personal thoughts.
Send your letter to:
The Honorable Ron Johnson
517 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Vape shops might think about printing letters and having customers sign them, then mailing them together to Sen. Johnson with a letter from the shop on top explaining. CASAA suggests that if you are putting together a group of letters, share a photo of your effort on social media. Use the hashtags #AnswerRonJohnson and #WeAreVapor.
However you do it, do it! We don’t have many politicians on our side, and we need to make those who are with us glad that they took up the cause. We need the word to spread that vapers are loyal to those who support us, and this is a great way to do it. It’s also just a nice thing to do.
If you’re a CASAA member, you already know about this effort from the e-mail you received today. Every vaper should be a CASAA member, and it’s easy and free to become one. As a member, you’ll get notices when legislation threatens vaping in your state, and also when we face national challenges. The more members CASAA has, the more seriously we are taken by officials and media. We’re much stronger together!