Are you 40+, living in the United States, and have a story about Tobacco Harm Reduction products helping you quit a deadly habit?
The Food and Drug Administration has failed to perform its duty of protecting the public health interests of our nation. FDA categorically denied millions of PMTA applications submitted in good faith for flavored vapor products already in use as harm reduction tools by millions of adult American consumers, like YOU.
Each rejection cited that the benefit to adults was not clearly demonstrated as outweighing the risk to youth. By sharing your story, you will help support the efforts of SFATA and other advocacy organizations, businesses, and individuals who are working tirelessly to stop this ban from moving forward. There is more to our story than law-breaking teens, and our nation’s policymakers need to understand this.
We are collecting videos to make sure your voice is heard! Submit a video of your vapor journey and join the fight against this federal de facto flavor ban, while also helping to keep flavor bans out of your home state. More than that we vape, policymakers need to understand WHY we vape. Your story is important and needs to be heard!
HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO
My name is _______________________
I live in _____ (city) _____ (state)
I am _____ years old
I started smoking at age _____ and smoked for ____ years
I quit smoking using vapor products and have vaped for ____ years
I am currently vaping ____ flavor
(no brand names, please – just list flavor profile, i.e. “strawberry cheesecake”)
And really enjoy ____ best
(type of flavors, example: “fruits”, “desserts”, etc)
I vape because __________
(example: “I didn’t want to die early,” “wanted to spend more time with grandchildren,” “save money,” etc)
If the FDA, legislators and media continue to vilify vaping and restrict my access to flavored vapor I will _________
(“DIY”, “return to smoking”, “find some way to get it” etc)
Please do not vape in the video or show any vapOR products in your hand or in the background.