Call to Action

After much deliberation, the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association, or CASAA, has issued their third Call to Action movement. This third call to action follows the previous two set by CASAA.

The first call to action, which is still currently active, asks for a response deadline extension. It took the FDA three years to release their 241 page proposed regulations, which only gave CASAA a mere 75 days to respond. CASAA is asking for consumers to request a 105-day extension of the comment period, requesting a total of 180 days to make comments. For more information on how to request the extension, please visit http://blog.casaa.org/2014/05/first-call-to-action-for-fda-proposed.html.  The second call to action, which has now concluded, was for consumers to comment on the Paperwork Reduction Act aspects of the proposed regulation.

This third call to action urges consumers to ask congress for oversight and investigative congressional hearings regarding CDC and FDA’s Bad Faith Actions in connection with e-cigarettes. These misrepresentations have been documented in CASAA’s testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

In response to these Bad Faith Actions, CASAA has created a campaign that will enable people to directly contact an elected representative. By doing so, they can voice their opposition and provide a personal story about their current situation.

As with any call to action, it is important that everyone voice their opinions.  Together we can help put stricter regulations on the CDC and FDA so these actions will not happen again.

To access the CASAA CQ Roll Call program and have your voice heard, click here ➟http://ow.ly/ymPxJ

            CASAA is an advocacy group formed in 2009 by members of an online forum. The group was created as an answer to the anti-Tobacco Harm Reduction groups’ efforts to ban Tobacco Harm Reduction products and with the belief that there is strength in numbers. Today, CASAA has over 17,000 registered members. They are not a trade organization; they are a registered non-profit organization in Alabama. They coordinate activism efforts, raise funds, and develop materials, all with the objective of raising awareness and protecting our right to access reduced harm alternatives.

Want to know more? Visit CASAA’s website for more information on their organization, calls to action, and how to get involved: http://casaa.org/

Thinking of making the switch? New to E-Cigs? Check out Smart Smoke!

Are you a tobacco user thinking about making the switch to electronic cigarettes? Are you over the age of 18? If yes, great – please read on, we have just the thing for you!

So, if you’re reading this, you must have heard about electronic cigarettes from somewhere – perhaps a friend was raving about them or you saw a picture of your favorite celebrity using one. Well, we can help introduce you to the “vaping” world and provide you with all of the information you need to get started today!

First and foremost, electronic cigarettes contain only the nicotine that you crave and eliminate the chemicals and tar associated with traditional tobacco smoking. There is no ash, no lingering odor and they can be used almost anywhere, as no smoke is emitted.

With nine models, over 25 nicotine liquid refill flavors and five different strengths to choose from, you are sure to find one that suits you.

Here are some Smart Smoke model comparisons for you:

 A SmartCart™ vs. SmartNic™ Model
Smart Smoke offers a number of models with multiple refill options to fit any smoker’s preference.

  • SmartCart™ Models utilize the simple and easy SmartCart™ refill system. A SmartCart™ is an atomizer and a pre-filled cartridge all-in-one. When the SmartCart™ is empty, simply throw away the used product and attach a new cartridge. With a new atomizer in every cartridge, you are guaranteed a fresh, full “vape” every time. No need to worry about diminishing atomizers or when to replace a failing atomizer.
  • SmartNic™ Models utilize liquid in which you use to refill yourself. This provides more customization to the user such as mixing flavors as well as a lower usage cost in regards to the cost-per-pack of equivalent traditional cigarettes.

Which is the best refill method?
The truth is no refill system is perfect for every user. Smart Smoke offers various refill options for our customers to be able to use the one that best suits their needs and lifestyle. Here are some highlights:

  • SmartCarts™ Refills
    1. Simple, easy and mess-free.
    2. Disposable atomizers for quick cartridge changes.
    3. Flavor refills available in 14, 18 and 24 milligrams of nicotine.
  • SmartNic™ Refills
    1. Offers the user customization of flavor (over a million combinations).
    2. As low as $0.79 per pack cost of use.
    3. Flavor refills available in 0, 11, 14, 18 and 24 milligrams of nicotine.

Automatic Switch vs. Manual Switch
Smart Smoke offers a variety of models with both automatic and manual battery switches.

  • Automatic batteries activate with the user’s airflow.
  • Manual batteries require a press of a button in order for the battery to activate.

Check out what some of our customers had to say:

“I just passed the 3-week mark without a ‘real’ cigarette. Smart Smoke has made this my most successful attempt ever. More impressively, my friend Don, who was a 2-pack-of Marlboro-REDS-per-day smoker just finished his third day without a cigarette, thanks to the Smart Smoke that he started last week because of my success. My sister has an Alpha on the way! THANK YOU, SMARTSMOKE! Hopefully all my family and friends will soon be smoke-free!” – Valerie A.

“So I dropped a line a few weeks ago saying that I was going to be trying chocolate and menthol flavors together and… wellllll… OH MY WOOOOOOOOORRRRRRD it is SO GOOD. It tastes just like an Andes mint, talk about YUM!! Just thought you guys should know that.” – CeCe E.

“I use smart smoke to quit tobacco products for my family. I have two children and a husband who despises the smell of cigarettes. I quit for them. No harm to my children and I get to vape all I want!” – Julie O.

 

So, now that you know the benefits of switching to Smart Smoke E-cigs, no more excuses…

Make the switch and join the Quitters Club today!

 

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Quitter’s Club

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If you’re looking for an electronic cigarette, this is probably an easy question to answer.

What do you want to quit?

People make the switch to electronic cigarettes for many reasons, such as lower costs, no ash, tar or secondhand smoke. Some people want to kick their nicotine habit, while some people enjoy smoking and want a smarter alternative.

Whatever YOUR reason is, we’d love to hear it and I’m sure we have a custom fit product for you and your goals.

Check out what some of our fans have to say!

I want to quit coughing due to smoking when I wake up or when I work outside. -Post by Glen O.

5 days and haven’t touched a cig. Just using my smart smoke. No cravings and love it! I’m Not waking up in the middle of the night hacking my lungs out anymore. Amazing! -Post by David B.

i use smart smoke to quit tobacco products for my family. i have two children and a husband who despises the smell of cigarettes. i quit for them. no harm to my children and i get to vape all i want -Post by Julie O.

I quit smoking cold turkey the day my ‪#‎smartsmoke‬ came in the mail, that was two years ago on May 2nd. Now I enjoy my coffee flavored #smartsmoke indoors and outdoors without offending my wife. Guess you could say I wanted to ‪#‎quit‬ offending my wife with the smell of traditional cigarette ‪#‎quittersclub‬ -Post by Aaron M.

 

So… What do you want to quit? We can help!

Electronic cigarettes contain only the nicotine that you crave and eliminate the chemicals and tar associated with traditional tobacco smoking. There is no ash, no lingering odor, and they can be used almost anywhere as no smoke is emitted. And the best part: the cost is a fraction of the price of traditional tobacco products. With 7 models, over 25 flavors, and 5 different strengths to choose from, you are sure to find one that suits you.

You did it!

Smart Smoke would like to thank everyone who made an effort to speak out against HB 2795, the law that if passed, could have resulted in a 95% tax on electronic cigarettes. Your voices were heard. The bill went to the Senate, but quickly died before making it through the legislative process.

In an email Senator Mike Padden, who did not support the bill said he, “received hundreds of emails and phone calls from people in [his] district, the state, and even a few from folks in other states. They all made it very clear that taxing these products was the wrong way to go.”

Again, we are grateful to our customers for speaking out but don’t give up now—there’s still work to be done. Currently, the bill is dead, which means it’s not eligible for re-introduction this year, but your voice is still essential on this issue.

We’re putting together a list of representatives who supported the bill so that you have the opportunity to put your votes to work, as many these officials are up for reelection.

Our team here at Smart Smoke will do our best to keep you updated on the issue!

For more information on this topic, check our website or check out the resources available on The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association website.

Update: HB 2795

Dear Smart Smoke Customers,

We have learned that HB 2795 (which would tax e-cigarettes at 95% of wholesale price) has passed the House Finance Committee with a 7-6 vote.

This bill will now likely go to the full House for a vote, then to the Senate Ways & Means Committee, and then the full Senate.

Now is the most important time for all of us to voice our concerns about this issue, as this bill could move very fast in an attempt to minimize opposition. There will be a rally this Saturday for anyone able to attend in Olympia. 

For now, we can focus our opposition on the full House and the Senate Ways & Means Committee especially. Please see below for proper contact information.

Thank you all for your support on this issue.

Best regards,

Richard Luttrull
President/CEO, Smart Smoke, Inc
www.SmartSmoke.com

For more information click here: www.facebook.com/WVANetwork

Ways and Means email list:
andy.hill@leg.wa.gov, michael.baumgartner@leg.wa.gov, jim.honeyford@leg.wa.gov, jim.hargrove@leg.wa.gov, karen.keiser@leg.wa.gov, kevin.ranker@leg.wa.gov, barbara.bailey@leg.wa.gov, randi.becker@leg.wa.gov, andy.billig@leg.wa.gov, steve.conway@leg.wa.gov, bruce.dammeier@leg.wa.gov, karen.fraser@leg.wa.gov, david.frockt@leg.wa.gov, bob.hasegawa@leg.wa.gov, brian.hatfield@leg.wa.gov, mike.hewitt@leg.wa.gov, jeanne.kohl-welles@leg.wa.gov, mike.padden@leg.wa.gov, linda.parlette@leg.wa.gov, ann.rivers@leg.wa.gov, mark.schoesler@leg.wa.gov, rodney.tom@leg.wa.gov

Senator Andy Hill, Chair (R) 45th District
(360) 786-7672
andy.hill@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/45/0

Senator Michael Baumgartner, Vice Chair (R) 6th District
(360) 786-7610, (509) 329-3740
michael.baumgartner@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/6/0

Senator Jim Honeyford, (R) 15th District
(360) 786-7684, Fax: (360) 786-1999
jim.honeyford@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/15/0

Senator James Hargrove, (D) 24th District
(360) 786-7646, (360) 457-2520, (360) 533-9477, Fax: (360) 786-1323 jim.hargrove@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail:https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/24/0

Senator Karen Keiser, (D) 33rd District
(360) 786-7664, Fax: (360) 786-7450
karen.keiser@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/33/0

Senator Kevin Ranker, (D) 40th District
(360) 786-7678, (360) 899-5638, Fax: 360-899-5641
kevin.ranker@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/40/0

Senator Barbara Bailey, (R) 10th District
(360) 786-7618
barbara.bailey@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/10/0

Senator Randi Becker, (R) 2nd District
(360) 786-7602
randi.becker@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/2/0

Senator Andy Billig, (D) 3rd District
(360) 786-7604, (509) 209-2427
andy.billig@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/3/0

Senator John Braun, (R) 20th District
(360) 786-7638
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/20/0

Senator Steve Conway, (D) 29th District
(360) 786-7656
steve.conway@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/29/0

Senator Bruce Dammeier, (R) 25th District
(360) 786-7648, (253) 840-4523
Bruce.Dammeier@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/25/0

Senator Karen Fraser, (D) 22nd District
(360) 786-7642, Fax: (360) 786-1999
karen.fraser@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/22/0

Senator David Frockt, (D) 46th District
(360) 786-7690, (206) 729-3225 Fax: (360) 786-1446 David.Frockt@leg.wa.gov Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/46/0

Senator Bob Hasegawa, (D) 11th District
(360) 786-7616, 206-587-5554
bob.hasegawa@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/11/0

Senator Brian Hatfield, (D) 19th District
(360) 786-7636
brian.hatfield@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/19/0

Senator Mike Hewitt, (R) 16th District
(360) 786-7630, (509) 545-2014
mike.hewitt@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/16/0

Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles, (D) 36th Legislative District
(360) 786-7670, (206) 281-6854, Fax: (360) 786-1999, (206) 216-3182
jeanne.kohl-welles@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/36/0

Senator Mike Padden, (R) 4th District
(360) 786-7606, (509) 921-2460
mike.padden@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/4/0

Senator Linda Evans Parlette, (R) 12th District
(360) 786-7622, (509) 663-9702, Fax: (360) 786-1266, Fax: (509) 663-9703 linda.parlette@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/12/0

Senator Ann Rivers, (R) 18th District
(360) 786-7634
Ann.Rivers@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/18/0

Senator Mark Schoesler, Republican Leader, (R) 9th District
(360) 786-7620, Fax: (360) 786-1999
mark.schoesler@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/9/0

Senator Rodney Tom, (D) 48th District
(360) 786-7694
rodney.tom@leg.wa.gov
Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/48/0

Update – Urgent: In regards to 95% e-cig tax

Dear Smart Smokers,

A second hearing on HB 2795 (which, like SB 6595, would tax e-cigarettes at an outrageous 95%) will be held Friday morning at 10 AM in a room to be determined at the O’Brien Building at the State House (504 15th Ave SE in Olympia). This hearing will be before the House Finance Committee.

Before Friday’s hearing (and especially if you can’t make it to Olympia), please make phone calls to the offices of the State Representatives. Be respectful and brief — ask to have a message delivered that you are a Washington resident, have been smoke-free for (months or years), and you’d like them to oppose taxes on electronic cigarettes.

These are the representatives that will hear the bill Friday morning, so phone calls to them will make a big difference.

Send a letter in opposition to your legislator here – https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/bill/2795

Richard Luttrull

President/CEO, Smart Smoke, Inc
Facebook.com/SmartSmokeECigs
Twitter: @SmartSmoke

Contact the members of the House Finance Committee
Chair – Rep. Reuven Carlyle (D – Seattle)
(360) 786-7814 / reuven.carlyle@leg.wa.gov

Vice Chair – Rep. Steve Tharinger (D – Sequim)
(360) 786-7904 / steve.tharinger@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Kristine Lytton (D – Anacortes)
(360) 786-7800 / kristine.lytton@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Drew Hansen (D – Bainbridge Island)
(360) 786-7842 / drew.hansen@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D – Burien)
(360) 786-7952 / fitzgibbon.joe@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Larry Springer (D – Kirkland)
(360) 786-7822 / larry.springer@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Gerry Pollet (D – Seattle)
(360) 786-7886 / gerry.pollet@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Chris Reykdal (D – Tumwater)
(360) 786-7940 / chris.reykdal@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Terry Nealey (R – Dayton)
(360) 786-7828 / terry.nealey@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Cary Condotta (R – East Wenatchee)
(360) 786-7954 / cary.condotta@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Brandon Vick (R – Felida)
(360) 786-7850 / brandon.vick@leg.wa.gov

Rep. Ed Orcutt (R – Kalama)
(360) 786-7990 / ed.orcutt@leg.wa.gov

Rep. J.T. Wilcox (R – Roy)
(360) 786-7912 / jt.wilcox@leg.wa.gov

E-mail list: reuven.carlyle@leg.wa.gov, steve.tharinger@leg.wa.gov, kristine.lytton@leg.wa.gov, drew.hansen@leg.wa.gov, fitzgibbon.joe@leg.wa.gov, larry.springer@leg.wa.gov, gerry.pollet@leg.wa.gov, chris.reykdal@leg.wa.gov, terry.nealey@leg.wa.gov, cary.condotta@leg.wa.gov, brandon.vick@leg.wa.gov, ed.orcutt@leg.wa.gov, jt.wilcox@leg.wa.gov