We've got a big fight ahead of us. As the FDA is midway through the commenting period of their deeming regulations and many local and state governments are working hard every single day to limit, tax, or destroy vaping, we HAVE to bind together. If you haven't yet, please add your comments directly to the FDA. There are numerous folks who have offered recommendations on what to say. And I'll do the same this weekend as I prepare my own.
The stories that you provided in your testimonies after the survey literally make me angry at the thought of pending legislation and regulation that seeks to destroy what more than one prominent health official has stated "is as important to public health as childhood vaccines." Dr. Gilbert Ross stated, "E-cigarettes have the potential to save millions of lives, and those who would impede smokers’ access to them — or to truthful information about them — are, in fact, killing smokers." It is obvious reading your testimonies that that is exactly what vaping has done for YOU. It has saved your lives, as it has mine.
If you need some motivation to fight, step out of your own shoes and into the shoes of your fellow vapers. Read the testimonies at the end of the Health Survey page. Know that your own story isn't unique. We are a community. And together we can accomplish what no one of us ever could. Thank you again for your help with this. I hope you find the results as fascinating and enlightening as I have.