The National Save Vaping Day Website states, “we are asking vape shops, online retailers, distributors, manufacturers, and other entities that want to see vaping survive to donate some, or even all, of their profits for the day to the American Vaping Association (AVA) and the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA)”.
Michigan was the first state to announce a flavor ban
at the beginning of September. As you may know, President Trump released a statement concerning his intention to ban flavored vapor products
on September 11, 2019. Since his announcement, several government officials have taken public standings against e-cigarettes as well. Potential flavor bans are beginning to appear one after another. Some state representatives have ignored legal processes and they are initiating bans regardless of the desires of the citizens within their state. Michigan’s flavor ban goes into effect on October 2, 2019. Governor Gretchen Whitmer proudly announced her reasoning behind spearheading this legislation. Whitmer’s primary argument is the rise of vaping amidst adolescents, claiming that "It would never be permitted if it was cigarettes, but we’re letting these companies target our kids, appeal to our kids and deceive our children." Many vape shops
are going to go out of business because of the ban, and many shop owners have stated that they cannot continue to operate from just tobacco flavored vape products alone.
September 24, 2019 was a disappointing day for the Vape Industry and community. That morning and through the afternoon, hundreds of vape advocates attended the hearing for the ban of flavored tobacco and nicotine products in Los Angeles, California, filling the entire hall just about three times over. It was a large turnout for the event. Every local news station was present and parked across the street early that morning.