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Presidential Campaign Endorses Vaping

 

For the last several months, vapers around the United States have asked questions of politicians, from the steps of State Houses to the halls of the nation’s Capital.  With the implementation of the FDA’s regulatory stranglehold set to destroy an entire industry in less than 3 years, the 9 million users of electronic cigarettes and 12,000 companies that look after their needs have tried to get straight answers.  Lawsuits have been filed and legislation has been put into place to try to minimise the damage of the archaic ruling of a Federal Agency that is out of step with scientific evidence.

While our Cousins in the United Kingdom are embracing this technology as a way to aid smokers quit combustible tobacco, with everyone from The Royal College of Physicians to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, endorsing vaping as a public health gift that’s 95% less harmful, we’ve been left with an awkward silence from those who are attempting to become the next “Leader of the Free World”.

As both Candidates from the major parties have done little more than poke holes into each others personal lives on national television, a 3rd party option has been steadily distinguishing itself as a viable option for the office of President.  We have 2 candidates who feel it’s appropriate to ignore a 9 million strong voting block, a group who have largely become single issue voters when it comes to the Federal Government trampling on their rights, first as smokers and now as vapers.

From The Campaign Office Of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld

After a persistent effort from our good friend and owner of Cloud Chasers Inc, Kurt Loeblich, the following statement was released late yesterday evening — 10/03/16 — by Jim Wallace, the National Director of the Johnson/Weld Campaign.

Statement released by the 2016 Johnson/Weld Presidential Campaign office regarding vaping

Addressing the vaping community on the issues they currently face is a massive step, one which neither of the establishment candidates appear willing to take.  Acknowledging the fact that the vaping industry is facing annihilation due to regulatory burden may not seem like a big deal, but to the thousands of business owners and their employees this is a step that should bring what is currently happening to them into the national spotlight.  Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, both former Governors who both understand that America runs on small business make up the ticket that is best, not just for vaping but for the plethora of industries that are being crippled by an out of control Federal Government.

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Image courtesy of JohnsonWeld.com

The release of this statement, by itself, should be viewed a line in the sand.  Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton are both happy to stand on a stage that Gary Johnson has been denied access to and bloviate about who is going make America great over the next 4 years, without actually addressing any of the issues that we, as a nation, face on a daily basis.  Vaping is not only a $4 billion dollar a year industry, for many people it is a lifeline that made them put down cigarettes and most of the people who now work in the industry are former smokers that this technology helped, yet until now we haven’t had a candidate brave enough to face the issue.

Where Do We Go From Here?

This message needs to be spread to every corner of the country.  Every vaper needs to see that they have a ticket aiming for the Oval Office  who actually understands what is going on, business owners need to take notice of who is prepared to take on the issues that directly affect them.  Voters need to take this statement to the campaign offices of the other candidates and demand their answers, simply put, this statement from Mr. Wallace and the campaign office should be used as a battering ram until they address an issue that affects 1 in 6 American adults.

If it takes a Libertarian, third party option to save the vaping industry, maybe it’s time to put the broken system on a 4 year break.

About the author

Daniel Hall

Avid Vaper, advocate and cloud chaser. Writer for 3 vaping websites and broadcaster/presenter as Vapin Demon on Coast 2 Coast Vapers.
Originally from Manchester, England, I got bored one day and moved to the USA.
Vaping saved my life and my aim is to save as many others as I can.

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  • I absolutely love to vape, I have been vaping 3 years now and have not even thought about going back to the stinkies. I’m sorry but with the current state of the Nation and the world, considering a candidate on his views about vaping is ridiculous. Not to mention Johnson is a complete tool.

  • Not trying to be an ass, but Johnson can say he is for vaping and all the vapors can vote for him, but he still won’t win the Presidency…. So I say this – You really have 2 choices. 1. Hillary – who will follow the direction Obama took with the FDA or 2. Trump – who is more on the lines to support HR2058 and suppress the FDA.

    • I would love to see your information proving such bold claims. Trump is an ignorant, billionaire whose only concern is himself. In a 1993 interview he also admitted that if he were to run it would be as a Republican because I quote” They are the dumbest voters on earth.” And yes Clinton will more than likely stand with the FDA because she is nothing more than a puppet who btw was an advocate support and member of the Young Republicans of America group. And why should we only have 2 choices? Because we’re told by big companies and politicians and the media that we do. If you wish to continue to believe that then you and everyone else who does will forever be a mindless sheep. But I refuse the broken system they claim is our only option to be the ONLY choice we have. Don’t be sheep and instead lead the world to change or follow others to its downfall.

      • The proof amm . Hitlery has said she plans to regulate industry. She is backed by big pharma and tobacco. Her and shults leads the fight against vapor on behalf of the dummcraps. Trump on the other hand is for small business and less regulations.

  • I am a vapor
    who was told I had 6 months to live because my arteries in my brain were clogged. Dr suggested vapor and electronic cigs. I began vaping 3 yrs ago. My husband has carcinoid cancer can’t be around smoke. I started vaping after 40 years of smoking. Tried patches, gum you name it nothing helped but e-cigs. E-cig’s saved my life my brain arteries have improved. New Indiana law’s are going to force me to smoke again if something is not done to change things back to the way it was. I have three neurologist who agree that my health has drastically improvec. Stop this nonsense. Leave the vape industry alone. It’s all I have keeping me alive.

    • Share your story with as many people as possible! It is powerful! I’m making a documentary called ‘Who Are The Vapers?” which will be a series of interviews with Vapers telling their stories of how and why they Vape. If you’re interested in having your story included, please contact me: whoarethevapersfilm@gmail.com
      Also, Johnson should have supported vapers from day one as the FDA regs go directly against Libertarian principles. I wrote an article stating “Where are the Libertarian’s in this debate?” This was months ago when I called out Johnson and I am a registered Libertarian.

  • I have asthma i had to quit smoking cigarettes cuz i was allergic to the cigarette smoke then went to vaping and now my asthma is under control…vaping saved my life i havent been to the hospital in long time for my asthma if ppl discontinued vaping it will be bigest mistake its not harmful it helps ppl to quit smoking and helps your health it helped mine.

  • I wouldn’t be so quick to judge. The real kicker is that the Johnson/Weld ticket does in fact threaten the two-party candidates chances at a Presidency.

    If no candidate receives a majority of Electoral votes (270 votes), the House of Representatives elects the President from the 3 Presidential candidates who received the most Electoral votes. Each state delegation has one vote.

    These 3 candidates being Clinton / Trump / Johnson. The House of Representatives is very much torn on our potential presidential candidates so I firmly believe anything can happen.

    To Edward:

    I think voting is a personal, private decision. With that said, many Americans are single issue voters. Are you saying that someone that votes for a candidate solely for them being pro-vaping is any less important (or that their vote is any less important) than those who vote for a candidate solely because they are pro-life? In my eyes they are one-in-the-same. Vaping saves lives. I think all votes matter, whether you align with most viewpoints or one.

    To Jason:

    Read above. There are 3 names on the ballot this year, and anything can happen if it goes to the House of Representatives. Trump has never once aligned with, or supported HR2058. Yes, some Republicans have sponsored the bill, but it takes bi-partisan support to ensure it passes.

  • I am happy that he is bringing the issue to the table. As a New Mexico resident for 24 years, and a politicaly knowledgeable person , I can attest to the fact that Gary cannot be considered as a viable candidate for the office. He does not posses the skill set nor the charisma , to be a competent President.

  • I understand that the right to vape is important for our health and heck our rights in general. But this man is for TPP for NAFTA against the minimum wage and has no grasp at all on foreign policy. None. He is not a viable option. I am sorry, our country is more than vaping. I have been a vaper for three years and I will continue to fight and donate for my right to continue but Ii cannot support shooting myself in the foot by even considering him.

  • Been vaping for over 6 years. Cracks me up when people will only vote for someone they think will when and not the person who they feel will do the best job. Only going to vote for Clinton or Trump because you think they’ll win? Now THAT my friends is a wasted vote.
    This is our country folks, not a sporting event. Forget the stats and the projected winner. Do your research and vote for the best person for the job.
    Best believe I’ll be voting for Johnson!

    • Ok he might support vape but is probably the one candidate dumber then trump. Before voting for someone because he supports vape why dont you do some research. Johnson is an idiot and you dont want him to be your president.

  • Gary Johnson is an idiot. Have your some of the crap he has said? I rather tough it out with vape then have him send or country to a recession.
    Single issue vote is stupid. Vote for what really matters.

  • Me and my wife stoped smoking 3 years ago. I saw how good it was for me and her so i open up my on vape shop to help others.
    I had open heart surager 2 years ago and my heart Dr said to me he did not care if i vape just not to smoke. In 3 years i have open up a total of 3 vape shops called club vape. I took on my son from a very good paying job to help me help others and now we both but in a lot of time helping others stop smoking.
    I just have to say when a customer comes in and wants to quite smoking we educate them on how it work so they can be succesful on quiting. you don’t know how good it feels to help and see them come back again and see how good they are doing with vapine. and they have quit smoking, then they sign the wall of quitters, it makes them feel proud of their self.
    So please don’t take vaping away to all that we have helped over the last 3 years!

  • I tell you I love vaping ever since I stopped the cancer sticks that stunk up everything and went to vaping my chest doesn’t hurt don’t cough as much at all I can taste alot better on my food and I can breath. We need to keep the right to vape I stand strong and proud of vaping best descion I ever made we all need to come together in the vape world and fight against the FDA on banning vaping. vaping has saved my life and health big time

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