With uncertainty clouding the future and a general malaise lingering in the vaping community, what do we need to blow out the cobwebs and get everyone excited again?
Three vaping advocacy groups are teaming up with Americans for Tax Reform and taking their act on the road in October. They’ll be hitting cities across the country to organize and promote interest in changing the predicate date in the deeming regulations, and generally spreading the truth about vaping.
According to the website, The Right to Vape Tour is “a nationwide grassroots campaign and bus tour led by a coalition of small businesses, consumers, trade associations, and public policy organizations. The Right to Vape coalition is organizing a series of press conferences, rallies, and town halls aimed at urging Congress to bring an end to the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory war on vaping. The campaign launches in October.”
The vaping organizations leading the tour are the American Vaping Association (AVA), ConsumerAdvocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA), and Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA).
“We’re excited to be a part of the coalition launching The Right To Vape Tour,” CASAA executive director Julie Woessner told Vaping360 yesterday. “It’s a grassroots campaign whose goal is to push for a change in the federal predicate date for vapor products.”
“The effort will organize both businesses and consumers for events in at least 15 states this October,” said Woessner. “The tour is part of a continuing effort to educate Congress on the devastating impact of the FDA’s war on vaping.”
The stops on the tour haven’t been finalized yet, but essentially it’ll start in the west and work its way east, eventually landing in Washington, D.C. Rumor is there’s a large vehicle involved.