Cruising through the interwebs, we found an awesome call to action from CASAA to send a thank you note to Senator Ron Johnson for his efforts to gain further explanation from the FDA. He has been pushing to get proof from the FDA that the deeming regulations actually benefit public health as claimed. He is also challenging the FDA to justify the rules will not destroy an entire industry.*
Here is an excerpt from the CASAA email:
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. - CASAA
We also found a link to a pre-written letter that you can print, sign, and send. The link to letter can be found here: Pre-written Thank You Letter
Letters should be sent to:
The Honorable Ron Johnson
517 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Also, if you haven't already, please join CASAA (Consumer Advocates for Smokefree Alternatives Association). It's free and easy to sign up. Once you are a member, you should receive notifications when a new legislations may affect you at the state or national level. Stay informed and keep active.
*FDA estimates that 99% of the products on the market will not pass the approval process.