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CASAA Call to Prepare

It seems CASAA.ORG has been wasting no time recently getting their “calls to action” out.  Most recently they released the first “call to prepare”. Shortly after that was the second “Call to prepare

Just yesterday they released the fourth “Call to action" regarding the FDA e-cig regulation proposals.  Which if you don’t know, are a very very very bad thing for vaping

The following is directly from the CASAA.ORG website.  This IS going to take some time and effort to accomplish correctly.  But it can be incredibly effective.  Please take the time to do this properly.  The future of our ability to vape LITERALLY hangs in the balance. 

FIRST, some final notes on what you have already prepared:  
  • Review the paragraphs you have created according the the first and second calls to prepare. Check for editing errors and make sure you’ve made your points respectfully.  
  • If you have not done the preparation from the calls to prepare, go back and do that.  This call to action does not include suggestions about the substance of your comments.  That was in the calls to prepare.

SECOND, create a single word processor document that will be your comments. There is a web form that can be used for comments, but it is better for several reasons to include them as an attachment (most notably, the form has a fairly low character limit).  

  • Set up a header in either memo form (From: [Your Name], To: FDA Center for Tobacco Products, etc.) or in letter form (Dear FDA Center for Tobacco Products,), whichever you prefer to use.  Include the date.
  • Make sure to include in the header the following, “FDA, Docket No. FDA-2014-N-0189, Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 0910- AG38”  It can be the “Re:” line in memo form or just stand alone in letter form.
  • Make sure that you save a copy of your final word processor file because we will be issuing a CQ Roll Call campaign next week to enable you to share your comments with your state and federal legislators.
THIRD, assemble your content:
  • You should have already prepared, as suggested by the calls to prepare, one or a few paragraphs on each of the following:
  • Why you are the real stakeholder in this process
  • Your personal story of using e-cigarettes
  • The role of flavors in your e-cigarette use (optional)
  • What you would do if the proposed restrictions were put in place
  • [possible other content]
  • A closing paragraph

We suggest assembling them in that order (though, of course, if you wrote them such that they flow better in another order, feel free to rearrange).  The “other content” refers to anything you might have decided to write about the science or other observations that do not fit in one of the other points (totally optional, as we noted, and potentially tricky to pull off). We request that you add somewhere in the first or final paragraph that you are a member of CASAA (assuming that is true; if not, join and then say it! — it is free and numbers matter). If you have any particular expertise, credentials, or experience that may distinguish your comments from others, be sure to note that in the first few sentences of your document. If you followed the calls to prepare, you probably wrote the individual pieces in isolation, so they might not flow together naturally.  After putting them together, consider adding transition sentences between them or headers or thesis statements (e.g., “Were it not for flavors, I would have probably kept smoking”) to aid in the transition.  This may not be necessary.  This is your comment in your own words, so you can decide if you like how it flows or if you want to change the flow. If your first paragraph is not a natural introduction as written, consider adding a sentence like “I am writing as a individual American citizen who quit smoking thanks to e-cigarettes and has been vaping for two and a half years.”

FOURTH, submit your comment:
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT
  1. You have already created a document containing your comment.  
  2. Access the comment form for the deeming regulation (FDA-2014-N-0189):  FDA Comment Form
  3. Click in the Comment field and type, “My comment is attached” or something to that effect. Immediately beneath the Comment box is a button labeled “Choose files” for uploading. Click on that box and select the document file containing your comment. (Regulations.gov accepts the most common word processor file types: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, as well as .bmp, .xls, .pdf, .gif, .htm, .html, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .ppt, .sgml, .tiff, .wpd, .xml, .xlsx, .pptx.)
  4. Click in the First Name field and type your first name.
  5. Click in the Last Name field and type your last name.
  6. If you wish to allow FDA to contact you, click to check the “I want to provide my contact information” box. Otherwise, leave this box unchecked. When you check this box, fields are displayed for you to enter your ZIP code and email address.
  7. Click to uncheck the box, “I am submitting on behalf of a third party.”
  8. Click the arrow next to the Category field to display a menu.
  9. Select a category from the menu.  We recommend “Individual Consumer.”  
    NOTE: FDA has traditionally taken the position that “Individual Consumer” comments will not be published on the Regulations.gov website due to privacy concerns.  There has been some criticism of this position, and FDA has indicated that it will be publishing “Individual Consumer” comments on the website, although it intends to only publish the individual’s first name.  Any identifying information you provide in the Comment field will potentially be visible on the website, so we recommend that you NOT include your name, address, phone number, or email address in the Comment field.
  10. Click the Continue button.  After clicking on the Continue button, you will have an opportunity to review your statement and, if you wish, edit it.  (The Edit button is just to the right of the Submit Comment button in the lower right-hand side of the page.)  If you have uploaded your comment as a file, you will obviously not have the opportunity to edit it on the website during this stage.
  11. On the Your Preview page, click to check the box “I read and understand the statement above.”
  12. Click the Submit Comment button.
  13. After submitting your comment using the comment form, a confirmation page will appear with your Comment Tracking Number. We recommend that you print the page AND email this comment number as directed in Step 14 below.  (You may wish to copy the entire page into an email to yourself, which you can then forward as directed in Step 14 below.  Copying the entire page and emailing it to yourself will ensure that you have a copy of your comment number.  If you uploaded your comment as an attachment, you should verify on the confirmation page that “success” appears in green letters to the right of the file name under “Uploaded File(s).”)
  14. Please send the comment number to casaa.fdacommentarchive@gmail.com.  (You may, if you wish, include a copy of your comment, but that is not necessary because all we really need is the comment number.)


FIFTH, publicize the Call to Action anywhere there are vapers.  


Note that there will be two versions of this. The present version is for people who understand what is going on and are willing to spend some time to be maximally effective. But we recognize that not all consumers are even aware of the FDA’s proposed regulations and how those regulations will impact them.  

In an effort to reach as many consumers as possible, we will be issuing a streamlined Call to Action in the next day or two which will be designed for vendors to forward to customers. The streamlined Call to Action will facilitate comments from those consumers who might not otherwise know about the proposed regulations or are not willing to put in the effort described here.  Of course, we encourage anyone who can to complete the version described here rather than using the streamlined version.

Double Feature 7-23-14

Hello friends! welcome to the double feature for Wednesday July 23rd 2014. Now that everyone is gone from my vape lair, I have some time to be sad, and shoot videos. Got a few mods to talk about today including A genesis Hybrid Device called the Mr. Can. As well as the monster that is the 26650 HADES mod By FooToon. How do they hold up? do I actually like a Genesis device? Watch to find out! Tuck in, grab your best vape and enjoy the show!

The MR CAN genesis hybrid by VapeWorkers

I received this product at no charge from the vendor for the purpose of doing a video, Therefore it has no monetary value to me. This video is my opinions and experiences with the product, and is in no way intended to be the final hammer of judgment.

Now then. I’ve said this before, I’ll say it again. I just don’t enjoy using genesis style atomizers and hybrids. For my money there are loads of better vapes out there. Heck even the new Nautilus Mini gives me a better vape. Don’t worry, plenty of people including Mr Dino have told me I don’t know what i’m doing.

The fact of the matter is they don’t wick well. They leak if you leave them lying down, and they are kind of a pain to build on. With that said. if you DO enjoy genesis style hybrids. The MrCan is a very well made genesis hybrid. The tank is easy to remove. The threads are nice. The cap stays on. the airflow is meh, but it’s decent for those mouth-to-lung hits.

Vape Budget hands needed. It’s not a cheap mod obviously. Looks to be around the $250 mark. Feel free to check it out below https://www.facebook.com/VapeWorkers http://www.shop.greek-mods.com/product_info.php?info=p385_mr-can-by-vapeworkers.html

The Hades Mech by FooToon

I received this product at no charge from the vendor for the purpose of doing a video, Therefore it has no monetary value to me. This video is my opinions and experiences with the product, and is in no way intended to be the final hammer of judgment.

Now then. As predicted this is the year of the 26650 mod. Which is funny because I had a 26650 mech mod back in 2011. But i digress. Apart from the VERY stiff button. The Hades is a top notch mech. A few imperfections in the coating could get worse over time, but so far I haven’t seen any major blemishes.

It’s easy to lock, and all the atomizers i’ve tried work very well. With the Sony Green 26650’s that is. The MNKE and the Efest 26650 will keep your mod from closing all the way. They will work, but there will be a gap at the top or bottom of your mod. The Hades simply can not adjust for their size.

Vape budge hands are needed on this as the Hades runs about $240. If I could just get a softer spring in here. It would make a wold of difference.

Feel free to check out the Hades below

http://vapingfrenzy.com/

http://www.vaporcraze.net/device/hades-footoon-uvo-systems

E-Cigarette Users Would Ignore Bans, Turn to Black Market, Survey Finds - US News

Homemade e-liquid would become popular, community leaders say. Many electronic cigarette users would turn to the black market if products they currently use are banned, according to survey results published Thursday. The finding was reported by the E-Cigarette Forum, which administered a 75-question online poll to 10,000 members in late June and early July. About 79 percent of respondents said they would “look to the black market” if products they use “were banned tomorrow,” while 14 percent said they would return to smoking analog cigarettes. The remainder said they would try to kick their nicotine addictions entirely. An option wasn’t provided for continuing to use the devices and adjusting to prohibitions. Shocking right?  I think this is the overwhelming feedback I get when talking about the FDA.  ”Well, time to stock up and go underground”  I hope it never comes to this honestly.  There is no reason to turn otherwise law-abiding citizens, who simply don’t want to smoke cigarettes, into criminals.  -Grimm

TootLyfe and GrimmGreen gear now available 

I’m pretty excited to announce that as of RIGHT NOW over on the Namberjuice.com site we have opened an area up called VaperThreads, this area will be home to not just GrimmArmy and TootLyfe t-shirts, but hopefully a whole bunch of vape related  shirts and gear.  

I’m pretty excited about this.  My background is in music, and when I hear a band I like, I want to own their shirts and show everyone what i’m into.  vaping is the same way.  I love rocking my CASAA and VapeLyfe gear . So it makes sense to provide these high quality shirts to my fellow vapers. 

VaperThreads will soon offer more original,  high qualityGrimmGreen and vape related shirts hats and merch.  Keep an eye open, and show the world what you are passionate about.  

Keep on vaping friends

-Grimm

"My vaping story" are testimonials and success stories submitted by vapers like you. They will all be archived under the TESTIMONIALS tag. Now let’s meet Cameron

I started vaping around 2010 when the first electronic devices were introduced in Hawaii as Volcano. But, I never did the 100% vape due to lack of will power and other excuses.

I first saw Grimm’s video on the EGO Twist and that was my very first video I saw of him and it changed my life from that point on. I even contacted him about issues and questions and he responded and it was at that point that I had made the decision to go for it.

One full year and so many months later I’m so happy to say that I’m 100% off cigarettes and vapping has changed my life completely. This was part of my letter on CASAA so I won’t go into full depth, but you have been there for me since the very beginning and I just wanted to be in a small part of your next V-log or any of them just because it means a lot to me to be a part of this channel since it’s been the main source of my Journey thus far.

I want to one day show the shout out to my future children and show them who you are and what you and Amber have done for this life changing movement that is Vapping!

Thanks for sharing Cameron! and vape on buddy!

-Grimm

The bungled science has been revealed – Now they need to review the tobacco products directive

The news that new scientific evidence proves e-cigarette liquid is no more dangerous than washing up liquid is a game changer.  Scientists have revealed that basic maths errors by EU officials mean e-cigarette liquid has been wrongly categorised as a highly dangerous substance. Instead of being categorised alongside deadly chemicals like strychnine and formaldehyde, e-liquid belongs be in a much lower hazard category alongside washing-up liquid. If they can get that simple mathematical equation wrong, then what else has potentially been bungled or overstated? Firstly, they need to retrace every step that has seen hugely restrictive legislation and the threat of further sanctions come down on this industry like a sandstorm. The Tobacco Products …  Maybe i’m late to the party but this is pretty fantastic news.  A few people sent this to me.  This particular link came from David from the UK.  Thanks for the link David!  It’s a pretty great article all around.   http://www.ecita.org.uk/

Real VS Fake Sony batteries

Via: http://www.sun-vapers.com/

Fantastic article over on Sun-Vapers.com.  They learned that fake Sony batteries were being sold on e-Bay.  They purchased said batteries and found a multitude of differences between the real and e-bay bought Sony VTC5 batteries. 

Very interesting article, as I have recently purchased many batteries on e-Bay myself.  Lots of good information here.  Thanks to sun-vapers for taking the time to meticulously go over every small detail of these batteries. 

Moral of the story is be careful out there on e-Bay everyone! Sun vapers also took the times to not only inspect the batteries, but to test them as well.  

Head over to Sun-Vapers.com and check out the full article. 

-Grimm

Wickless RDA build by TwistedMesses

I just discovered this video via Reddit, and i’m dying to get home and try this.  I’m completely fascinated by this wickless build.  Whats the advantage you may ask?  how about switching flavors on the fly with very little cross over.  Do you know how amazing something like this for a big VapeMeet would be?  

Anyway, check out the video and let me know how your build goes.  I will personally be trying this first thing when I get back to my office. 

Thanks TwistedMesses.  Check out his YouTube and Instagram accounts.  He has some pretty gorgeous coil builds. 

-Grimm

Double Feature 7/2/14

Hey everyone! welcome to the double feature for Wednesday July 2nd 2014 Got two mods to chat about today. One is a mechanical mod from TACMods called the AR mod, the other is a variable wattage, DNA30 mod from Carbon method called the RADIXv1

So tuck in, grab your best vape and enjoy the videos!

RadixV1 from Carbon Method 

I received this product at no charge from the vendor for the purpose of doing a video, Therefore it has no monetary value to me. This video is my opinions and experiences with the product, and is in no way intended to be the final hammer of judgment.

Now then. I have truly truly enjoyed my time with the RadixV1 from Carbon Method ( link below ) It kind of feels like i’m using an iTaste MVP V2, but with a dna30 on the inside. This Radix V1 is powered by a 2600mah Sony VTC5 on the inside. No lipo-pack batteries here. Which may or may not be exciting to people. In the event you want a different, or higher MAH battery ( 2500mah is pretty nice ) you can take the back off and replace the 18650 on the inside.

I’ve been charging mine via the included mini USB cable and it’s been fantastic. Internal batteries are absolutely one of my favorite things in the world. Clicky / squishy / somewhat crunchy button on this thing. Not a deal breaker, but also not my favorite button. Powered by the DNA30 so you KNOW you will be getting plenty of power and plenty of performance. Good down to 0.5ohms ( sometimes lower i’m told ) and up to 30w.

Again, I’ve loved using this but you WILL need your vape budged hands without a doubt. Clocking in at $235 it’s a bit on the pricey side for a DNA30. The matte Black DarkStar DNA30 is a bit less at $215 ( and is made to order ) and the VaporShark DNA30 is much less at around $175. So… vape budget hands. In the end it’s up to you how much money you want to spend.

feel free to check out the RadixV1 using the link below http://carbonmethod.com/the-radix/

The AR Mech mod by TAC mods

I received this product at no charge from the vendor for the purpose of doing a video, Therefore it has no monetary value to me. This video is my opinions and experiences with the product, and is in no way intended to be the final hammer of judgment.

Now then. This mech mod comes to me via Royal Diamond Vapes and more ( link below ). Now the AR mod is not my favorite mech. The aesthetics of it aren’t even that appealing to me. Like I said in the video it’s designed to look like an AR-15 rifle. And being that i’ve never used an AR-15, i’m just going to have to take TAC mods word for it. The Damn thing is rugged, No one can argue that. Super solid construction. Durable finish. VERY grippy ( almost sharp ) texure on it. This thing is a workhorse for sure. Slightly annoying battery rattle adjustment. But it does have an adjustable 510 connection so all your RDAs and RBAs and KayFuns will sit nice and flush.

No locking feature on the switch, but the switch will essentially sit flush with the bottom of the mod. Ive never once said “man I wish this AR mod could lock” Ive never felt the need to lock it. But that’s just me. People tell me the AR mod “hits like a beast” it hits well. Hits very much like a lot of the other high end mech mods that i’ve tried. Which is to say it hits good.

Vape budget hands? Clocking in at $165 the AR mod is actually pretty reasonably priced. That’s $10 less than one of my all time favorite mech mods the Titan BY VHO and that one is well worth the money. As always vape what you can vape, and afford what you can afford. In the end how much money you decide to spend is up to you. I will say that the clone of the AR mod is complete garbage, just an awful awful awful hunk of crap.

Feel free to check out the AR mod here http://royaldiamondvapesandmore.com http://royaldiamondvapesandmore.com/mechanical-mods/black-green-ar-mod

Thanks so much for watching everyone!

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