Monday, February 15, 2021

Delivery Ban on Vaping Products


I think it's no secret at Tears of Crimson, we are huge supporters of vaping for smoking cessation.  So this latest move by our government and private delivery companies like USPS, UPS, FedEx, and DHL, has really made me angry.  Before we go any further let me explain this is for business to consumer and not business to business.  That means Vape shops can still get vaping supplies, but for all those people in rural areas with no vape shops?  They are out of luck.  This means that the only recourse they have will be to go back to DEADLY cigarette smoking.  How did this happen?  Our congress of course.  They slid it into a relief bill like thieves in the night stealing adult rights away.  Nothing shocking there.  So let's get into the skinny of what happened and why these delivery companies have decided to take away your adult right to choose vaping  products by mail.

How did this happen?  Well, originally in April of 2019 Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]  (and she had had plenty of co-sponsors) introduced a bill titled Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act.  This bill set out to do the following:

  • This bill revises requirements regarding the sale and delivery of electronic nicotine delivery systems (e.g., e-cigarettes, e-hookah, e-cigars, and vape pens)
  • subjects the sale and delivery of these systems to certain requirements, including tax, licensing, and labeling requirements;
  • prohibits the sale and delivery of these systems to anyone under the legal age to purchase tobacco products; and
  • requires the U.S. Postal Service to implement regulations to prohibit the mailing of these systems.

So Fast Forward to December of 2020, and a new COVID-19 bill buried deep in the package (page 5,136) SEC. 601. This title may be cited as the ‘‘Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act’’.   It was one of those dark seedy things they slid in under a bill that was supposed to give relief to people that needed a stimulus check and virtually threw every vaping individual and company under a bus (which I'm sure gives big pharma a huge boon for their failed smoking cessation products since you can still get those products). 

What this bill effectively does, is shut down every business that relies on shipping from product to consumer, so again taking jobs from thousands of Americans all under the guise that they are "saving the children" who are already banned from buying vaping products.  You can read more about all of this at Greg Connely's website, who goes into much greater detail.   

Our government, in their cancel culture decision, has effectively cut off millions of Americans from having access to life-saving vaping devices, e-liquid, and the ADULT choice to choose their smoking cessation devices.   It doesn't seem to matter to them that 400,000 American adults each year die from smoking complications, or that thousands of people diagnosed with COPD have proven with results from physicians that vaping has helped give them the opportunity to breathe again.  Who does this help?  Big Pharmacy and Government depending on tobacco taxes (smoking) to boost their budgets.  Your health is really not their concern, money is, and your rights as an adult are being SOLD to support their greedy needs.

All of this could have easily been worked out with requiring a signature for delivery of products.  They chose not to go that route.  Welcome to the US government deciding to take away yet another right in your adult life.  


5 years ago, I had lost my ability to sing. I couldn't breathe without coughing. I found myself choking and terrifying my family before being rushed to the Emergency room one night and hospitalized where I was diagnosed with COPD (Chronic Bronchitis). I had smoked two packs of cigarettes a day since I was 18 years old (over 25 years) and to make matters worse I was a respiratory therapist so addicted to cigarettes that I couldn't quit smoking. Even after trying every medical product on the market at the time (pills, patches, gums, hypnosis), I was losing my battle and my life!

A friend on Facebook Dawn Thorp had long suggested (before my hospital stay) that I give vaping a try. I thought she was crazy (sorry Dawn) and this stupid electronic cigarette thing was just another waste of time. With my life literally on the line, I decided to give it a shot. The day I left the hospital I drove to the local vape shop that I'd driven past for two years rolling my eyes at.

That was the last day I smoked a cigarette. I started vaping and it's been five years since I've touched a cigarette! I have not been diagnosed with bronchitis or pneumonia in that entire time. Five years with neither of those when prior I had one or the other every three months. I can sing again. I can breathe without coughing. I don't choke and terrify my family any longer. My oxygen levels are consistently at 97 -98%. That is all the proof I need to tell anyone that Vaping is the way to finally destroy that smoking habit. I haven't had to use an inhaler again either! This is MY story!

Vaping gives adults a product that is so much safer than deadly cigarettes.  If you've never dealt with cigarette addiction, you can't possibly understand how hard it is to quit.  The media has done a horrible job trying to vilify vaping when not seeing the positive effects it's had for me and millions of others who struggled with this addiction.  The real scientific proof on vaping has been hidden by political motivation and stories like mine are buried beneath them.  One thing I can promise you is that there is not one single vaping advocate that wants underage children vaping.  Not one, and I've talked to thousands.  This is how we've overcome our deadly addiction to cigarette smoking, and reversed the possibility of long term problems that are associated with smoking.  

Simply put, an eliquid is comprised of four ingredients.  Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin, FDA approved food flavorings, and nicotine (for those that choose to use it).  Health organizations have listed over 7,000 ingredients in a cigarettes, so common sense tells you that vaping is the safer option.  FDA "Fact: There are more than 7,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke.  More than 70 of those chemicals are linked to cancer.  Verified link here:  FDA link

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