Call to Action! SUPPORT New Version of Oklahoma Bill to Ban E-Cigarette! WE WON!

***URGENT***

CASAA urges its Oklahoma members to contact members of the Oklahoma House and Senate, as well as Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, to SUPPORT the Conference Committee Substitute for Engrossed HB 2097.

The committee substitute for HB 2097 would NOT tax e-cigarettes, would NOT require licensing, and would NOT ban online sales.

[legislative tracking for HB 2097]
[full text of HB 2097 Committee Substitute]
[CASAA letter in support of HB 2097]

If enacted, this bill would:
Ban sales of “vapor products” (e-cigarettes) to minors
NOT tax e-cigarettes
NOT require a tobacco license to sell e-cigarettes
NOT criminalize consumers who purchase e-cigarettes online online
NOT define e-cigarettes to be a “tobacco product.”
Reduce Oklahoma’s tax on “tobacco-derived” products like snus and dissolvable tobacco.

Previously, CASAA has urged vigorous opposition to HB 2097 (previously SB 802), which would have applied taxed sales of e-cigarettes, required tobacco licensing for vendors, and could have been interpreted to ban consumers from buying e-cigarettes online. These provisions have been removed from the bill.

CASAA would like to thank Senator Rob Johnson, who is perhaps the most knowledgeable state legislator in the United States on the subject of tobacco harm reduction, for his tireless work to amend HB 2097 to ensure that its passage would not negatively impact Oklahoma e-cigarette consumers and small businesses.

Passage of HB 2097 would be a major positive for the public health of Oklahoma smokers and ex-smokers, and thus we strongly urge you to SUPPORT its passage.

Please call or write the members of the Oklahoma House and Senate, as well as Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, below

1. Inform them you SUPPORT Conference Committee Substitute for Engrossed HB 2097 because it would wisely ban e-cigarette sales to minors, but would NOT tax e-cigarettes, require a tobacco license to sell e-cigarettes, or ban consumers from buying e-cigarettes online.

2. Briefly tell your story about how e-cigarettes have changed your life.

3. Direct them to the CASAA.org website for more information.
STEP #1: Oklahoma House of Representatives — Who to Contact

Please e-mail the members of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and ask them to vote YES on HB 2097. Explain that the conference committee substitute for HB 2097 would *not* tax e-cigarettes, would *not* require tobacco licensing, and would *not* unduly burden online sales of e-cigarettes. Tell your story about how e-cigarettes changed your life.

You can also contact your own State Rep using the ‘Find My Legislator’ tool in the bottom right hand corner of the Oklahoma Legislature’s website.

When writing letters to legislators, be sure to include your full name and address (or at least city).

Comma delimited list: donarmes@okhouse.gov, garybanz@okhouse.gov, john.bennett@okhouse.gov, scott.biggs@okhouse.gov, lisajbilly@okhouse.gov, gusblackwell@okhouse.gov, mikebrown@okhouse.gov, david.brumbaugh@okhouse.gov, ed.cannaday@okhouse.gov, dennis.casey@okhouse.gov, mike.christian@okhouse.gov, bob.cleveland@okhouse.gov, josh.cockroft@okhouse.gov, donnie.condit@okhouse.gov, anncoody@okhouse.gov, mariancooksey@okhouse.gov, dougcox@okhouse.gov, david.dank@okhouse.gov, leedenney@okhouse.gov, david.derby@okhouse.gov, daledewitt@okhouse.gov, joedorman@okhouse.gov, jon.echols@okhouse.gov, john.enns@okhouse.gov, dan.fisher@okhouse.gov, kay.floyd@okhouse.gov, will.fourkiller@okhouse.gov, larryglenn@okhouse.gov, randy.grau@okhouse.gov, elise.hall@okhouse.gov, rebeccahamilton@okhouse.gov, tommy.hardin@okhouse.gov, katie.henke@okhouse.gov, jwhickman@okhouse.gov, chuck.hoskin@okhouse.gov, arthur.hulbert@okhouse.gov, scott.inman@okhouse.gov, mikejackson@okhouse.gov, dennis.johnson@okhouse.gov, fred.jordan@okhouse.gov, charlie.joyner@okhouse.gov, sallykern@okhouse.gov, dan.kirby@okhouse.gov, steve.kouplen@okhouse.gov, james.lockhart@okhouse.gov, scott.martin@okhouse.gov, stevemartin@okhouse.gov, kevin.matthews@okhouse.gov, mark.mcbride@okhouse.gov, charles.mccall@okhouse.gov, mark.mccullough@okhouse.gov, curtis.mcdaniel@okhouse.gov, jeanniemcdaniel@okhouse.gov, randy.mcdaniel@okhouse.gov, skye.mcniel@okhouse.gov, jerrymcpeak@okhouse.gov, lewis.moore@okhouse.gov, richardmorrissette@okhouse.gov, glen.mulready@okhouse.gov, jason.murphey@okhouse.gov, jason.nelson@okhouse.gov, tom.newell@okhouse.gov, jadine.nollan@okhouse.gov, terry.odonnell@okhouse.gov, charles.ortega@okhouse.gov, leslie.osborn@okhouse.gov, pat.ownbey@okhouse.gov, david.perryman@okhouse.gov, pampeterson@okhouse.gov, anastasia.pittman@okhouse.gov, eric.proctor@okhouse.gov, rcpruett@okhouse.gov, marty.quinn@okhouse.gov, brian.renegar@okhouse.gov, mikereynolds@okhouse.gov, mike.ritze@okhouse.gov, dustin.roberts@okhouse.gov, sean.roberts@okhouse.gov, waderousselot@okhouse.gov, todd.russ@okhouse.gov, mike.sanders@okhouse.gov, colby.schwartz@okhouse.gov, seneca.scott@okhouse.gov, earl.sears@okhouse.gov, tw.shannon@okhouse.gov, mikeshelton@okhouse.gov, bensherrer@okhouse.gov, jerryshoemake@okhouse.gov, jason.smalley@okhouse.gov, aaron.stiles@okhouse.gov, todd.thomsen@okhouse.gov, johntrebilcock@okhouse.gov, mike.turner@okhouse.gov, steve.vaughan@okhouse.gov, emily.virgin@okhouse.gov, ken.walker@okhouse.gov, weldon.watson@okhouse.gov, paulwesselhoft@okhouse.gov, cory.williams@okhouse.gov, justin.wood@okhouse.gov, harold.wright@okhouse.gov
STEP #2: Oklahoma Senate — Who to Contact

Please e-mail the members of the Oklahoma Senate and ask them to vote YES on HB 2097. Explain that the conference committee substitute for HB 2097 would *not* tax e-cigarettes, would *not* require tobacco licensing, and would *not* unduly burden online sales of e-cigarettes. Tell your story about how e-cigarettes changed your life.

Comma delimited list:
aldridge@oksenate.gov, allen@oksenate.gov, anderson@oksenate.gov, ballenger@oksenate.gov, barrington@oksenate.gov, bass@oksenate.gov, bingman@oksenate.gov, boggs@oksenate.gov, branan@oksenate.gov, brecheen@oksenate.gov, brinkley@oksenate.gov, brooks@oksenate.gov, brownb@oksenate.gov, burrage@oksenate.gov, coates@oksenate.gov, crain@oksenate.gov, dahm@oksenate.gov, david@oksenate.gov, ellis@oksenate.gov, efields@oksenate.gov, fordj@oksenate.gov, garrisone@oksenate.gov, griffin@oksenate.gov, halligan@oksenate.gov, holt@oksenate.gov, ivester@oksenate.gov, johnsonc@oksenate.gov, johnsonr@oksenate.gov, jolley@oksenate.gov, justice@oksenate.gov, loveless@oksenate.gov, marlatt@oksenate.gov, mazzei@oksenate.gov, mcaffrey@oksenate.gov, newberry@oksenate.gov, paddack@oksenate.gov, schulz@oksenate.gov, sharp@oksenate.gov, shaw@oksenate.gov, shortey@oksenate.gov, shumate@oksenate.gov, simpson@oksenate.gov, sparks@oksenate.gov, standridge@oksenate.gov, stanislawski@oksenate.gov, lewis@oksenate.gov, treat@oksenate.gov, wyrick@oksenate.gov
STEP #3: Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin — How to Contact (VERY IMPORTANT)

Please e-mail Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and urge her to sign HB 2097 if it makes it to her desk. Tell your story about how e-cigarettes changed your life and note that you vigorously support banning e-cigarette sales to minors.

E-mail her here.

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Please note that the comments that appear below this post refer to a previous version of HB 2097.

General Vaping Discussion • Re: what are u vaping right now?

Revisiting a bottle of Chocolate Tobacco I got from Bulkejuice about 3-4 weeks ago.

It definitely needed a good steep. At first it was only chocolate and was very weak. Now the tobacco is definitely there and it’s a good mix.

50/50
18mg
2.6 ohm Protank
Vamo @ 9.5w

Very happy with it. I knew it had potential from the 1st day I received but the flavor hadn’t settled yet. MOST DEFINITELY NOT COIL FRIENDLY!!

Statistics: Posted by <a href="http://www.ecigadvanced.com/forums/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=3295″>Nev NYC — Sun May 19, 2013 10:58 pm


iTaste VS Vamo

I own these two devices and they serve specific purposes. I prefer the iTaste with lower resistance tanks, cartos, and attys. I definitely prefer the Vamo for higher voltage and wattage vaping. In anyones honest opinion, what do you use these two devices for and which one or both gives you a better vaping experience? Let me know thanks!!

Call to Action! South Carolina Bill to Tax E-Cigarettes And More

If enacted, this bill would:
Tax sales of e-cigarette products containing nicotine (“vapor products”) at 5 cents per milliliter of <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid.
Require e-cigarette retailers who import nicotine-containing products from other states to obtain a license to sell tobacco products and abide by lengthy regulations.
Make it a criminal offense for consumers to buy an untaxed e-cigarettes online unless they file a tax return with the South Carolina Department of Revenue by the 20th of each month.

As recently exposed on the Daily Caller by Matthew Bandyk, bills like H. 4074 are a part of a concerted strategy by tobacco company R.J. Reynolds (RJR) to tax sales of electronic cigarettes. RJR has its lobbyist(s) out everyday in South Carolina campaigning for this tax, so a swift and heavy response is needed from South Carolina vapers to stop this bill!

If you may be able to testify against this bill when it gets a committee hearing in Columbia, South Carolina, please email us at board@casaa.org. Please use the subject line “SC Testimony.”

If you are from South Carolina, please also contact your representative and senator in the South Carolina Legislature and tell them that you’re an e-cigarette user, you vote, and you don’t want the unnecessary tax hike in H. 4074 to become law.
Please contact the members of the South Carolina House Ways & Means Committee below:

1. Please vote NO on H 4074, which would hike taxes on tens of thousands of South Carolina e-cigarette users and treat e-cigarettes like a tobacco product by requiring tobacco licenses. Alternatively, amend the bill to clarify that there shall be no excise tax on “vapor products,” and remove all references to “vapor products” in the licensing sections of the bill.

2. Tell your story on how switching to an e-cigarette has changed your life.

3. Explain that H 4074’s provision that claims to cap the “vapor product” tax at 10% the excise tax levied on cigarettes is legislative fiction. In fact, if H 4074 is passed, you could end up paying an additional $1.50 each time you purchase a 30 ml bottle of <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid.

4. Note that South Carolina citizens and businesses do not support new taxes and burdensome regulations. Further explain that imposing these laws on e-cigarette sales only serves to protect cigarette markets and will hurt small businesses in Oklahoma.

5. Explain that your biggest concern about this legislation is that it is a part of a demonstrated pattern by R.J. Reynolds to get bills introduced in state legislatures (including RI, NC, and OK) that seek to give the e-cigarette industry to large tobacco companies. The three major tobacco companies — Philip Morris (PM), Reynolds, and Lorillard — already have contracts with all licensed tobacco retailers for sales, prime display shelf space, discounts, advertisements and promotions — while very few e-cigarette companies do.

6. Direct them to the CASAA.org website for more information.

Members of the South Carolina House Ways & Means Committee

Contacting members of the South Carolina Legislature is difficult because each message must be sent via webform. Please take the time to contact the members below to express your opposition. Please do not hesitate to call the members listed, especially if you are in South Carolina and they represent you or in a nearby district. If you get an answering machine, leave a civil message encouraging them to vote NO on H. 4074 and note some of the reasons listed above.

(H) Indicates home address and telephone numbers.
© Indicates Columbia address and telephone numbers (best way to reach out)

Rep. W. Brian White ® [Committee Chairman] *BILL SPONSOR*
Dist. No. 6 – Anderson Co.
(H) PO Box 970, Anderson, 29622
Bus.: (864) 260-4025
© 525 Blatt Bldg.Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3144
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=1911363407/

Rep. Harry B. “Chip” Limehouse, III ® [Committee 1st Vice-Chair)
Dist. No. 110 – Charleston County
(H) 22 Menotti St. Charleston, 29401
Bus.: (843) 577-6242 / Home: (843) 577-6242
© 326C Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-2977 / Home: (803) 252-0845
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=1089772596

Rep. Michael A. Pitts ® [Committee 2nd Vice-Chair) *BILL SPONSOR*
Dist. No. 14 – Greenwood & Laurens Counties
(H) 372 Bucks Point Rd. Laurens, 29360
Bus.: (864) 681-0238 / Home: (864) 923-2925
© 327C Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-2830
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=1481533914

Rep. J. Roland Smith ® [Committee 3rd Vice-Chair] *BILL SPONSOR*
Dist. No. 84 – Aiken County
(H) 183 Edgar St. Warrenville, 29851
Bus.: (803) 593-8987 / Home: (803) 593-2359
© 522B Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3115
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=1718181612

Rep. Merita A. “Rita” Allison ® *BILL SPONSOR* (5/14/13 — No longer a sponsor!)

Dist. No. 36 – Greenville & Spartanburg Counties
(H) P.O. Box 93 Lyman, 29365
Bus.: (864) 909-1092 / HOme: (864) 439-6255
© 402C Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 212-6788
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=15909089

Rep. Liston D. Barfield ®
Dist. No. 58 – Horry County
(H) P.O. Box 1734 Conway, 29528
Bus.: (843) 365-2049 / Home: (843) 365-2049
© 503A Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3107 / Home: (803) 771-8711
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=109090896

Rep. William “Bill” Clyburn (D)
Dist. No. 82 – Aiken, Edgefield & Saluda Counties
(H) 664 Edrie St. Aiken, 29801
Home: (803) 649-6167
© 416C Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3033
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=363636320

Rep. Tracy R. Edge ®
Dist. No. 104 – Horry County
(H) P.O. Box 2095 Myrtle Beach, 29578
Bus.: (843) 448-5123 / Home: (843) 361-2827
© 503B Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3013
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=521590847

Rep. William G. “Bill” Herbkersman ® *BILL SPONSOR*
Dist. No. 118 – Beaufort & Jasper Counties
(H) 896 May River Rd. Bluffton, 29910-5833
Bus.: (843) 757-7900 / Home: (843) 757-5424
© 308B Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3063
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=832954446

Rep. Chip Huggins ®
Dist. No. 85 – Lexington County
(H) 308 Wayworth Court Columbia, 29212
Bus.: (803) 732-2000 / Home: (803) 732-4418
© 323B Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-2971 / Cellphone: (803) 331-8468
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=897727165

Rep. James H. Merrill ®
Dist. No. 99 – Berkeley & Charleston Counties
(H) 2401 Daniel Island Dr. Charleston, 29492
Bus.: (843) 849-7307 / Home: (843) 849-7306
© 308C Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3072
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=1323863478

Rep. Harry L. Ott, Jr. (D) *BILL SPONSOR*
Dist. No. 93 – Calhoun, Lexington & Orangeburg Counties
(H) 141 Ott Farm Trail St. Matthews, 29135
Home: (803) 874-1042
© 335B Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-2998
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=1432954374

Rep. B. R. Skelton ®
Dist. No. 3 – Pickens County
(H) 2962 Walhalla Hwy. Six Mile, 29682
Home: (864) 868-3495
© 418C Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3036 / Home: (864) 868-3495
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=1698579342

Rep. Garry R. Smith ®
Dist. No. 27 – Greenville County
(H) 210 Foxhound Rd. Simpsonville, 29680
Bus.: (864) 963-0337 / Home: (864) 963-0337
© 534 Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3141
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=1703977069

Rep. William R. “Bill” Whitmire ®
Dist. No. 1 – Oconee County
(H) P.O. Box 157 Walhalla, 29691
Bus.: (864) 638-2970 / Home: (864) 638-2970
© 436C Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3068
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=1914204316

Rep. J. Roland Smith ®
Dist. No. 84 – Aiken County
(H) 183 Edgar St. Warrenville, 29851
Bus.: (803) 593-8987 / Home: (803) 593-2359
© 522B Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3115
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=1718181612

Rep. Michael A. “Mike” Anthony (D)
Dist. No. 42 – Laurens & Union Counties
(H) 322 Mt. Vernon Rd. Union, 29379
Home: (864) 427-3023
© 432D Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3060
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=38636359

Rep. Kenneth A. “Kenny” Bingham ® *BILL SPONSOR*
Dist. No. 89 – Lexington County
(H) P.O. Box 2025 Cayce, 29171
Bus.: (803) 796-9300 / Home: (803) 796-3582
© 519B Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3114
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=143181801

Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter (D) *BILL SPONSOR*
Dist. No. 66 – Orangeburg County
(H) 4188 Five Chop Rd. Orangeburg, 29115
Bus.: (803) 534-2448 / Home: (803) 531-1257
© 309C Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-2809
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=372727228

Rep. Jackie E. “Coach” Hayes (D)
Dist. No. 55 – Darlington, Dillon, Horry & Marlboro Counties
(H) 240 Bermuda Rd. Dillon, 29536
Bus.: (843) 841-3679 / Home: (843) 774-6125
© 333D Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3099
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=802272631

Rep. Lonnie Hosey (D)
Dist. No. 91 – Allendale, Barnwell & Orangeburg Counties
(H) P.O. Box 423 Barnwell, 29812
Home: (803) 259-1178
© 404B Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-2829
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=874999895

Rep. Dwight A. Loftis ®
Dist. No. 19 – Greenville County
(H) P.O. Box 14784 Greenville, 29610
Home: (864) 834-5760
© 522C Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3101
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=1111363503

Rep. Joseph H. “Joe” Neal (D)
Dist. No. 70 – Richland & Sumter Counties
(H) P.O. Box 5 Hopkins, 29061
Home: (803) 776-0353
© 309B Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Home: (803) 734-2804
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=1402272559

Rep. J. Gary Simrill ® *BILL SPONSOR*
Dist. No. 46 – York County
(H) 1515 Alexander Rd. Rock Hill, 29732
Bus.: (803) 366-0445 / Home: (803) 328-8089
© 518C Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3040
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=1697727069

Rep. G. Murrell Smith, Jr. ® *BILL SPONSOR*
District 67 – Sumter County
(H) P.O. Box 580 Sumter, 29151
Bus.: (803) 778-2471 / Home:(803) 469-4416
© 420B Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3042
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=1703408887

leonidas E. “leon” Stavrinakis (D)
District 119 – Charleston County
(H) P.O. Box 30099 Charleston, 29417
Bus.: (843) 724-1060 / Home: (843) 573-0491
© 420C Blatt Bldg. Columbia, 29201
Bus.: (803) 734-3039
Contact: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/email.php?T=M&C=1747727063

Aye, I am frustrated with my genny

Well, first build was meh, burnt hits abound etc.

Maybe 10 or so builds later and it was finally getting close…but disaster struck and it got knocked over and alas she was hot-spotting’ again.

I’ll try again tomorrow, but my clearos are holding for now. Please tell me nirvana is on the horizon and that it’s worth all this!

Adding Nic to no-nic liquid

Ok so I have seen this question a time or two before, but everyone just says "use this calculator" or sends them to a link of a blog with a dude saying "use this calculator." This isn’t working for me. I don’t like the calculators, they confuse me.

Here is my problem. I <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/DIY-e<a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid_c_42.html”>diy and have made some great 0mg flavors (most from recipes on this site) but now my buddy wants some of my flavors I have already made, but with nicotine. I didn’t even have any, but he bought me some 100mg stuff online. So I have a bunch of 10ml bottles already made, I want to know how/how much to add nic to these already made bottles with as much ease as possible. I use 50/50 vg/pg base and add 10-16% flavor for most my recipes, if this helps.

Isn’t there a SIMPLE equation to take the amount of base or total <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>liquid and just add a drop or two of nic to strengthen it? Ideally he wants 12mg, but again… i’m doing simple since i dont care for nic.

Any help would be great! Thanks