The Vaping Militia
New FDA Report 7/28/2017
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 05:15:55 +0000
Today Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced some very important news that could make significant changes to the vaping industry. His announcement did not sweep away the FDA Deeming rule, nor did it change the predicate date. His announcement did not save the vaping industry in one fell swoop. This announcement delays the deadline for completion of […]
Operation Overwatch
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:38:36 +0000
It has been a crazy four years since the Vaping Militia was founded. Originally the brainchild of Fred Dauksza, we came together with the singular purpose to to spur people into action and to fill the gaps left by the other advocacy groups. Fred enlisted two friends, Artemus Barker and Armando Mendez to found the […]
Time To Make A Political Mark
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:14:04 +0000
If you are a vaper, or someone who supports small business and consumer choice, today you got good news by way of a statement from the Johnson-Weld Libertarian Presidential campaign. In an email sent to CCI owner Kurt Loeblich who has been working tirelessly over the past few months to get their support for the […]
IVRM/MNVA Advocacy Updates From Minnesota
Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:37:12 +0000
Though it’s foggy outside, it’s a beautiful day for a vape meet as far as weather is concerned in Minnesota, and perfect for making it foggy inside while talking advocacy. The above average temperatures have allowed some of the biggest names in e-cig advocacy in the area to gather at Trappers Bar and Grill in […]
Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative.
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 05:28:28 +0000
  I see all of these negative comments about how effective advocacy efforts were at ECC and how bad it was at that show. When the loudest voice in the room was not even there we have a problem. It’s time to change the conversation. Are you really criticizing the entire event because one aspect […]
Keep It Up
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:28:35 +0000
— By MaliceDoll, Contributing Writer Recently, we saw a few victories in the “War on Vape” notably in California with the defeat of SB140. As you may know, the bill was essentially killed when the sponsor, Sen. Mark Leno, retracted his support for it. The committee was in favor of amendments, one of which would have […]
Passion Vs Intellect
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 04:19:05 +0000
–By Mark Egidi, Contributing Author   Let me give you a little bit of background about myself. I have spent the last five years of my life learning serious science. Learning science isn’t just learning facts; a trained monkey can execute tasks involving simple memorization. Science is the process of evaluating the validity of data or […]
Half Past Too Damned Late?
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:15:23 +0000
  Isn’t it past time that we hold our vendors to the minimum standard that they tell their customers what they are selling them? Did we not get our fill of lies and blind obedience from big tobacco?  They also didn’t tell us what was in the cigarettes they sold us. Vaping is not meant […]
Where Has All The Freedom Gone?
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 03:07:26 +0000
By MaliceDoll This weekend, we celebrated our freedom from those that sought to oppress us with unfair laws and unfair taxes. “No Taxation without Representation!” was the battle cry we were taught in schools. We learned that we should oppose tyrannical government and unjust laws. We were taught that we were free to live our […]
An Open Letter to The Ecig Industry Regarding Accusations
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:22:27 +0000
Though I am Co-President of Southern California SFATA I would like to make very clear that I am writing this letter as an attorney, consultant and investment banker. I have quietly watched the vapor industry (and in some cases consumers) for the past few months publicly hurl accusations against other companies, particularly on social media […]