This is the Finace Committee…

Well Not Quite a Month ago they Cam e at Us and we where able to Fight them Off Can We Do it again…I Sure Hope so. Below is the List Of Alderman that are on the Finance Committee.  All of these people need to be Contacted with Information From CASAA.org and your Stories.  If Someone can Get Information for FB pages that would Be Grand.  I hope to get the other Committee  as well.  Thank You All for doing what you can Can…

https://chicago.legistar.com/DepartmentDetail.aspx?ID=12383&GUID=61D3CB04-BA75-4644-A0D7-06F06F17AAC5&R=9ce6c8b4-5402-4210-a239-19dbc0eadf98

caustin@cityofchicago.org http://committe….org/index.html
jbalcer@cityofchicago.org http://www.11thward.com/
ward09@cityofchicago.org http://www.ward…yofchicago.org/
ward21@cityofchicago.org
eburke@cityofchicago.org http://www.comm…eonfinance.org/
wburnett@cityofchicago.org http://aldermanburnett.com/
ward04@cityofchicago.org http://www.aldwillburns.com
ward12@cityofchicago.org
Willie.Cochran@cityofchicago.org http://the20thward.com
ward35@cityofchicago.org http://www.reycolon.org/
Pat.Dowell@cityofchicago.org http://www.dowellfor3rdward.com/
jason.ervin@cityofchicago.org http://www.AldermanErvin.com/
Toni.Foulkes@cityofchicago.org
lhairston@cityofchicago.org
mharris@cityofchicago.org
ward18@cityofchicago.org
mlaurino@cityofchicago.org http://www.aldermanlaurino.com/
emitts@cityofchicago.org http://www.37thwardchicago.org/
ward49@cityofchicago.org
ward01@cityofchicago.org http://www.ward1.org
Ward22@cityofchicago.org
pjoconnor@cityofchicago.org http://www.aldermanoconnor.com/
harry@48thward.org http://www.48thward.org
jpope@cityofchicago.org http://www.10thwardchicago.com/
ward30@cityofchicago.org
office@ward42chicago.com http://www.ward42chicago.com/
info@dannysolis.org http://www.dannysolis.org/
rsuarez@cityofchicago.org http://www.ward31.com/
lrthomas@cityofchicago.org
JoAnn.Thompson@cityofchicago.org
ttunney@cityofchicago.org http://44thward.org/
info@ward32.org http://www.ward32.org
mzalewski@cityofchicago.org http://www.chicago23ward.com/
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Well Here we GO!!!

On Monday, the City of Chicago will be starting the Process of treating E-cigarettes as Analog Smokes.  This is pretty Much the Same as what NYC went through Last week BUT in Our Fair city they want to Call the Meeting on Friday Debate in Conference on Monday and Vote in full Council on WENSDAY!!!  If this is Not a direct an ..”I Can Do Better…” to the Big Apple I do not know what is!

The thing is that On January 1st the State Law goes into effect Banning the Sale to Minors.  So what this does is for Us Outside like and with the Smokers!  And I call that Dangerous for Us and Lazy on the Council!  This is new and they need to come up with New rules for us.  Yet they want to Lump us in because of LOOKS!  That is Unacceptable in My Opinion and I will use My voice as Much as I can!

This is the Digital Age, and we have the tools at our Fingertips to Make our Opinions Heard!  lets do so with Vigor and Volume!! #’s matter Please add you Favorite media outlets and Personalities into the Mix of Emails and Tweets we need all the Help we can get!!this is the Fight of our times.  LA just snuck there Ban in and the 1st and Send City oru having a Pissing Match! lets win this For All Vapors and show them theCity of Big Shoulders can Block This Attempt to take our Rights away!!

Here is a List of Twitter Contacts for the Alderman https://twitter.com/annatarkov/chicago-aldermen/members #CHICAGOecigBAN #EcigsSaveLives #CASAA

And I happened to Find this…Please Remember to Be Nice Respectful and that Verbiage Matters to Officials.  So tell your story  use www.CASAA.org ‘s resources for Facts and lets Fill theses inboxes and get this Tabled for another month, or Forever!!

ward45@cityofchicago.org
ward34@cityofchicago.org
james.balcer@cityofchicago.org
ward09@cityofchicago.org
ward21@cityofchicago.org
eburke@cityofchicago.org
wburnett@cityofchicago.org
ward04@cityofchicago.org
ward46@cityofchicago.org
ward12@cityofchicago.org
ward24@cityofchicago.org
ward20@cityofchicago.org
ward35@cityofchicago.org
ward38@cityofchicago.org
ward03@cityofchicago.org
ward28@cityofchicago.org
ward02@cityofchicago.org
toni.foulkes@cityofchicago.org
ward29@cityofchicago.org
lhairston@cityofchicago.org
ward08@cityofchicago.org
ward07@cityofchicago.org
ward18@cityofchicago.org
mlaurino@cityofchicago.org
ward26@cityofchicago.org
deb@33rdward.org
emitts@cityofchicago.org
ward49@cityofchicago.org
ward01@cityofchicago.org
ward22@cityofchicago.org
ward40@cityofchicago.org
ward41@cityofchicago.org
ward19@cityofchicago.org
ward48@cityofchicago.org
ameya@chicago47.org
ward10@cityofchicago.org
ward13@cityofchicago.org
ward30@cityofchicago.org
office@ward42chicago.com
ward06@cityofchicago.org
ward50@cityofchicago.org
ward43@cityofchicago.org
daniel.solis@cityofchicago.org
ward36@cityofchicago.org
rsuarez@cityofchicago.org
ward17@cityofchicago.org
joann.thompson@cityofchicago.org
ward44@cityofchicago.org
ward32@cityofchicago.org
mzalewski@cityofchicago.org

http://blog.casaa.org/2013_12_01_archive.html

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Please Take Action WIth This….

I was looking to put together a Bunch of Keystrokes to for a Letter that could be used to send out en-mass to  all the Representatives that have in their power to Restrict Our Freedom to Vape.  So I turned to Google of Course and Lo and Behold I Found this FANTASTIC Example of what I was Hoping for…Now that being said it will Have to be Edited to Fit whom you are addressing, but it is absolutely spot on what is needed to put a Face to the rational Argument to Keep the Authorities Properly Informed and presents the argument for Common sense Reforms i.e age restrictions while pointing out some of the Repercussions of doing more…

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Lets Get Motivated!!

I am a New Vapor i.e. One who uses Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigs).  Though i am New to it I See that the industry is largely Unregulated and that  the FDA is about to make its Rulings as to what they want to happen and when those Rules go into effect.

I searched the Web and Could not find Any Information for People in the Land of Lincoln to Ban together and Organize.  I would like to be able to post Information about what is going on at the State and Federal Level, as well as provide a place for people to Post there stories and provide a Little insight into why We chose to Vape.

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The Truth About E-Cigarettes

This Doctor Leone is a Piece of Work…” If other Smokers Saw…”

This past weekend, a city-wide ban of electronic cigarettes went into effect in Los Angeles. Before the new law, vapors — as e-cigarette users like to call themselves — enjoyed inhaling their liquid nicotine in public spaces like bars, beaches, restaurants and parks. Now, electronic-smoking devices are prohibited in the same areas as traditional tobacco, following other majors cities like New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.

Of course, the new measure did not come without controversy and debate. Last month, vapor shops and smoking groups across town protested the bill after it was voted into effect by city council. While they failed to overturn the regulation, protesters did encourage lawmakers to continue allowing e-cigarette use in vaping lounges. Jett Conley, an employee at Natural Vapes in West Los Angeles, said there’s been a lot of complaining from customers. “It’s nice that you can vape in vape shops, but as soon as…

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Please Senator DurbIn,,,,

It Seems Our Dear Senator who is Up For Re-Election is Dead set on Making Vapors his Enemy.  Why I an Imagine, but Despite My Numerous attempts He and Other Fine Senators have made it their fight. The reasons Are Simple if you think about it…

They Have to have a Bone to chew on that can Motivate the Activist and cross party Lines.  Smoking has been Demonized to the Point that Everyone with a Bit of Intellect Knows it is not Good For them or the People Around them.  The Monies put into the Coffers of these Politicians are what matters because issues are put Second to being able to Do the Job…What I mean is if over Half a Congressmen s Job is Raising Money then that Money has to “buy” something…

What needs to Happen is All us Vapers’ from the Land Of Lincoln have to get active and Email our Local Papers and put CC to the Senator, I hear that gets the Attention of the Assistants 🙂 and do the same to the County and Local Officials until the Facts come to the top and not the Drivel that seems to spread like Butter on Hot Toast.  There is an easy Post down the Page to Find all the Info, but Please Get ACTIVE, we have to Stop Playing Defence and throw facts and Links at anyone who Nay-says what it is we enjoy….

 

@SenDurbin @Dickdurbin

And Follow @FightToVape Great info there….

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E-Cig Sales to Hit 100 Billion or More in Next Decade?

It is Inevitable that Technology will create things that provide a Better Mouse trap.

VAPORINFORMER.COM

The electronic cigarette market has taken off like a rocket ship since 2012, with U.S. sales alone increasing 600% year over year versus 2013 (from 300 million to 1.7 billion).  Wells Fargo, UBS, and Citibank are all covering the industry and have come out with some serious projections regarding the growth of the industry going forward into the upcoming decade.  At VaporInformer.com, we thought we’d put together a compilation of data we’ve gathered from the three banks into 2 nice graphs for your visual pleasure.

Current and Projected Growth of E-Cig MarketWhat’s even more impressive is the fact that we’ve read figures stating U.S. e-cig sales will soar as high as $300 billion+ in 10 years so it should be very interesting to see what that final number will be!  What do you expect to see happen in an industry that we vapers hold so dear to our hearts? Leave your comments/thoughts below!

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Best Smoke Tricks Compilation

I know Vaping is Fun BUt, Man I need to find Time to Learn to do a Few of theses.. :p

easybreezelife

Fun to learn, funner to perform…

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Electronic cigarettes, the pro’s and cons and the bits that they don’t want you to know!

See another Person Takeing the Opportunity to get their story Out there!!! its Easy and keeps you focused…

s@ndz

I really want to cherry pick the relevant and profound bits from my research, but alas I will not, and I urge all readers to use the reference links below to research and discover all points of view.

For now however, this is my view….

 

Electronic cigarettes, the pro’s and cons and the bits that they don’t want you to know!

 

If you can’t tell your vaper from your vampire or do not know what an ecig is or how it is made/works then please read this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_cigarette

 

Given all those facts (even though apparently nobody knows) These are my personal views :

 

YES – More testing and research is most definitely needed, even though all preliminary reports are grossly pro-health compared to smoking.

YES – Advertising such smoking cessation aids should not be allowed for the sake of ‘normalising smoking’ or ‘glamourising’ a new trend regardless of age interpreted market.

YES – PG, propylene glycol and VG, vegetable glycerin (main ingredients to eliquid mixed with flavour and nicotine) are indeed found in everyday foods.

YES – E-liquid solutions in their liquid form are hazardous to humans and animals (only due to the pure nicotine content) Bottles should be clearly labeled with child proof caps and stored appropriately, just like kitchen cleaners or paracetamol or chocolate!

YES – The big tobacco industries are hedging their bets given the numbers of vapers that are converted ex-smokers by becoming the biggest suppliers of the ecig! (Recently there have been a huge amount of big deal proposals from a seemingly, very worried group of big boys within the industry!) 

NO – To any mainstream advertising! Any smoker that looks to quit will make the necessary research when they are ready!! If our local GP’s are more informed and on board, people will get advice regardless of inability to access information.

NO – Nicotine is not a harmful drug, although it is highly addictive it is not responsible for the side effects of smoking illnesses, and apart from the addictive-ness can be related to similar drugs like caffeine (even though that is addictive too)

NO – There is NO second hand effects from being within the same contained atmosphere as someone who is vaping! (The sooner people realise this the better!)

NO – Children under 18 should not be allowed to purchase ecigs.

 

Surely BEFORE jumping on any bandwagon, the government should think about the implications on the national death statistics, let alone the health care regime and budget!? If, for example the government banned or even tried to regulate to extremes the sale or use of ecigs, a recent survey announced by BBC Newsnight‘ stated that many more people would die within the year due to cigarette smoking! Then there is that ugly word….TAX! Tory peer Matt Ridley commented regarding ecigarettes and has tweeted “Taxing shouldn’t be about encouraging or discouraging certain things

You can bet that if this trend of vaping carries on with the statistical implications that are projected, the government will just have to find a way to cash in on it!

I am saddened to realise that as a 36yr old and after 22 years of constant smoking and then giving up with the use of ecigs, I now find myself in another battle of bureaucracy and red tape. This time, my battle is not with myself or the fact that I am doing harm to me or my children, I was always in the wrong back then. My battle now is the continuous need to inform and educate others without the knowledge of ecigs due to lack of informative facts and research.

 

I KNOW – Ecigs are much safer for me than smoking a real cigarette!

I KNOW – My children ADMIRE that I have given up smoking!

I KNOW – I feel better physically!

I KNOW – I feel so very much better emotionally!

 

I have only scraped the surface with all this and I wish I could devote more time to this cause, but after being a Mum, having a job, training for a new qualification, oh…..and giving up smoking because I now use an electronic cigarette…I have fought long and hard to be where I am right now! I do not need uneducated people led by blind politicians to ‘sector’ me once more! I have been there and as an informed adult, I do not require your input further!

 

http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/prod_consump/groups/cr_common/@nre/@pol/documents/generalcontent/tobacco-harm-reduction.pdf

 

http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2013/05/30/e-cigarettes-the-unanswered-questions/

 

http://www.electronic-cigarettes.com/sources/professor-discusses-electronic-cigarette-health-statistics

 

http://blog.misticecigs.com/electronic-cigarettes-us-infographic

 

http://casaa.org/uploads/ECA_The_Facts_About_Electronic_Cigarettes.pdf

( Worth pointing out Page 2 point no 3)

 

 

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LA Bans Electronic Cigarettes in Nearly All Public Places – Why?

Great Question…It Comes down to Money From the Tset…

Jon Campbell

Recently, the famous city of Los Angeles, California, where people pursue dreams of stardom and fame, has banned electronic cigarettes. One question goes through my head; Why? These devices which use liquid, or “juice”, vaporize and provide a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes. Being a consumer of electronic cigarettes myself, I see no harm at all in these fun, harmless pieces of technology.

The kicker for this argument is that there is no research showing what exactly these things do to your body. I have not heard of anyone dying from them besides hearing about pneumonia from water collecting in the lungs and a supposed man who’s e-cig blew up in his face (this is most likely complete BS). When something is helping people quit the number one killer in the United States, there can’t possibly be too much harm in it.

I believe that if the city of Los…

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S/O @jay_roc16 for lotta #vapelove #vapesupport #vapelife #vapefam

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