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This is the brief that Executive Director Mark Block filed with the San Francisco Board of Supervisors today at their 2:00 pm hearing on the anti-vaping ordinance.  It is a   preliminary outline of the causes of action that store owners, users and manufacturers can file to challenge the Supervisors’ …

Plain Speaking in government ranks?  Oh, come on now!!!   After Harry Truman left the White House and went back to Independence, news columnist Mary McGrory wrote, “Since Harry Truman left town almost nobody has spoken his mind. Mr. Truman took the tradition of plain speaking back to Missouri with …

How ironic that on the 50th Anniversary of the Love Summer, San Francisco’s elected officials slammed shut the door to freedom of choice.  After a hearing before an overflow crowd, a Committee of the Board of Supervisors  voted unanimously to recommend passage of the ordinance banning the sale of flavored …

At the end of a contentious public session yesterday, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors delayed a vote on an ordinance that will ban sale of flavored e-liquids.  The ordinance will close off the freedom of choice for thousands of citizens who use vaping to stay healthy and free …

The EVCA takes all allegations, threats, and intimidations, against itself and its board members very seriously. In the last few days there has been a concerted effort by a few organizations, and leaders of organizations, to purposefully malign our general counsel’s reputation and hinder our fundraising efforts through the sin …

June 2, 2017 – Statement to Members of the Vaping Community   We deeply appreciate the overwhelming support we have received, both publicly and privately, from so many people who have expressed sincere appreciation for the work we have done, and are continuing to do on behalf of the vaping …

On May 24, 2017, in a first-of-its-kind meeting with the Food and Drug Administration, Health and Human Services, Hartland, Wisconsin village president Jeff Pfannerstill and village administrator David Cox, personally delivered their findings to intergovernmental liaison officers with both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human …

WASHINGTON — Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Wednesday urging him to consider permanently reining in the e-cigarette rule. “In December 2016 and February 2017, I wrote to Vice President-elect Pence and Secretary …

TORRANCE, CA – The EVCA team had a great first meeting before the Torrance, CA City Council.  Our initial meeting was to explore the possibility of conducting Coordination hearings in Torrance regarding the FDA’s “deeming regulations.” Federal law requires the agency to coordinate with local governments on policies that will substantially …

On a recent media campaign to California we met up with Congressman Duncan Hunter, Grimm Green, and Brent Stafford of Regulator Watch. Watch for Brent’s piece in the coming days on the Duncan Hunter legislation that will remove vaping from being categorized as a tobacco product by the FDA. Duncan Hunter …