Celebrating 10 Years of Vaping!

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Tomorrow marks 10 years of not smoking tobacco for me as I started vaping back in 2009. I feel great and have NEVER had any vape related illness. Maybe I am lucky or maybe just smart. I stupidly smoked tobacco for 32 years prior and probably have shortened my life because of it, but even under the current US political situation with flavored eLiquid, I am still standing and vaping proud and will continue to do so until I die. I hope that all vapers stand proud, advocate and not put up with our current political vaping situation. I will NEVER go back to smoking tobacco. Thats my story and I am sticking to it. Stay calm and vape on!

From the CEO…

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“As expected, reports of people being hospitalized due to a “mystery lung disease” continue to grow. The non-communicable lung disease that is increasingly being linked to products such as K2/Spice and/or adulterated THC cartridges–sold by underground sellers–is now under investigation in 22 states including CA, CT, FL, IL, IN, IA, MN, MI, NC, NJ, NM, NY, PA, TX, UT, WI, and as of Thursday, Colorado has its first confirmed case.

As of Friday morning, one death in Illinois is being attributed to an unknown substance that people are consuming by way of vaping. CASAA extends our condolences to the family and share in everyone’s disappointment in knowing that this tragic death could have been prevented if more compassionate policies were in place.

In last week’s Heads Up Round Up we briefly highlighted the concern that state and federal drug policy is complicating diagnosis, patient care, and accurate reporting about these clusters of lung disease. But in the wake of these reported illnesses, almost all of the usual anti-tobacco campaigners are using this event to elevate their cries for an all-out ban on nicotine vaping products–especially e-liquids sold in flavors other than tobacco.

Anti-tobacco campaigners are advocating for policies that will do absolutely nothing to prevent events like this in the future. Rather, it is more likely that heavy regulation–even if it isn’t total prohibition–will lead to more instances of people being harmed by fake pot, adulterated THC, or poorly manufactured nicotine products sold on an unregulated, illicit market. According to an article on TechCrunch, the FDA is still uncertain if the products being used even fall under the agency’s regulatory authority.

CASAA is reaffirming our advice to consumers that vapor products (THC and nicotine) should be purchased from reputable sources and not “on the street.” We also note that the terminology used to discuss this issue can benefit from including a clear distinction between nicotine vaping, THC/cannabis vaping, and synthetic cannabinoid vaping (k2/spice). Simply reporting that a mysterious lung disease is generally attributable to “vaping” will have harmful unintended consequences such as sending people back to combustible tobacco or discouraging them from making the switch at all.”

Stay safer,

Alex Clark, CEO
CASAA

Comment I Like From A YouTube Review Of The BOAZ RDA

“I like the look of this – everything that an RDA should be (simple / practical / functional) and perfect for anybody venturing into building for the first time. Refreshing to see a vape product with a positive name. Sick to death of all the nods to the dark side, as if all vapers think that demonic glorification is cool. Well done – I’ll put it on my New Year wishlist.”DSC_0071_2048x.jpg