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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kathy Hoekstra 989.284.2095 Kathy@kathyhoekstra.com (Washington, D.C.) – The Electronic Vaping Coalition of America today announced that Mike Runshe, the CEO and co-founder of Giant Vapes, LLC, is joining EVCA’s growing effort to develop common sense federal vaping regulations as an advisory board member. Runshe, who has …

In prior posts, I have recommended filing a lawsuit to challenge the banning ordinances in San Francisco and Oakland.  Based on my experiences in the trenches for over 50 years I know that litigation deters others from following in the footprints of the defendants being sued.  If for no other …

Vapers in San Francisco and Oakland are being cautioned to avoid litigation; they are being urged to continue talking with the supervisors, keep the communication lines open and work the referendum option.  Of course, we already have seen the deterrent effect of the threatened referendum.  Oakland had shelved its ordinance …

By Fred Kelly Grant esq. In an effort to allow the public a cathartic release, many federal agencies have a mandatory comment period before they implement new rules and regulations. Why do I say it is a cathartic release? In ​ EVERY CASE I HAVE WORKED ON FOR 25 YEARS …

Electronic Vaping Coalition of America urges FDA Commissioner to abandon “monumentally prohibitive” vaping regulation (Washington, D.C.) – The Electronic Vaping Coalition of America (EVCA) has sent a letter to Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, urging him to take action on the agency’s so-called tobacco …

Mark Block talks strategy about saving the vaping industry with the the Bad Habits Network.    

San Francisco Faces Legal Action Over Vaping Flavor Ban The Electronic Vaping Coalition of America and local vape store owners demand the San Francisco Board of Supervisors “undo the wrong they’ve done” by banning e-liquid flavors The Electronic Vaping Coalition of America (EVCA) and San Francisco-area vape store owners today …

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 …