Friday, July 31, 2015

Momma Needs a No Juice Jar

Today is July 31st. It's really one of those "once in a blue moon" days! The second full moon of the month. Our 13th day of trying to Advocate Daily.

Momma Vape has a confession for you all. I have the worst habit of calling my e-liquid "juice". Do you share this habit with me? I'm making a vow beginning to day to stop calling it "juice" and start calling it e-liquid, or liquid. We fight the constant battle of those who oppose what we do (help people quit smoking and save lives) saying we are marketing to kids. Saying our liquid is poison to kids. I started thinking "Juice" is not a good word for our liquid. It sounds like something someone should drink. It sounds like something that would appeal to kids. You and I both know that influencing kids to vape is NOT what we are trying to do, it's not what the manufacturers of the products we use are trying to do, but it is what some twist and lie about and accuse us of.

Momma Vape is going to Boss Vape's shop in a few hours. I'm going to make myself a "no juice" jar. I spend a lot of hours hanging out at my son's vape shop. I want everyone who comes into the shop to help me break my "juice" habit. Every time you hear me call E-Liquid "juice" I want you to bust me. Each time I am busted, I will put a quarter in the No Juice Jar. That money will be donated to a vaping advocacy organization. I invite all customers who come into the store to also break the "juice" habit and throw in a quarter if they get busted.

Anyone who catches me calling e-liquid "juice" after today in this blog or on facebook, twitter, etc. is welcome to bust me and another quarter will go in the no juice jar.

I invite ALL of you to create your own no juice jar. Let's all refer to the products we use in adult terms, not something somebody can use against us, and definitely not a term a child could misinterpret.

And there you go, another project crossed off the list!
~ Momma Vape

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FDA and HR2058

Quick project today, Please complete the CTA (Call to Action) put out by those hard working folks at CASAA Support HR2058 (click here). Time to project small businesses all across the USA and your right to vape, and the right of millions of smokers to try vaping as a tool to help them win the battle to quit smoking!!!!!!

 We can't win if we don't try. It is time to turn our attention to the FDA.

~ Momma Vape

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Learn a Little, Share a Lot

Sometimes I find myself tongue tied when I have to speak or write a letter or make a phone call. I listen to misinformation about vaping being passed around and my mind goes blank. I think I need to make myself a little cheat sheet of counter points, the truth, so I have it handy when I need to refer to it. I've been working on that project for a couple of days, and then I ran across this blog post by Aspire "17 Untrue E-cigarette Myths BUSTED" (click here) and it covered some of the points I was trying to cement in my head for future reference. Go ahead, give it a read, share the link with others. We could all use a little more truth in our lives!

Loving all of us discovering it is easy to be an advocate!
~ Momma Vape

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Attainable Advocacy TONIGHT!

Today's project is to sit back and enjoy the show!

Tonight at 9PM Eastern, catch the online show "Attainable Advocacy". Tonights topics: making a difference in 15 minutes a day (or less), a few words on Vape Expo New Jersey and YOUR questions! Join them at The Ohm Page (now with improved chat!) tonight as they start the countdown to ECC!

Keep Calm and Vape On!
~ Momma Vape

Monday, July 27, 2015

Our Tax Dollars Pay For What?????

By now, many of you are aware of the campaign by the California Department of Health spreading outright lies about vaping. We are so blessed that #NOTBlowingSmoke has come about and the folks over there are busting their butts to try and counter the lies with the truth. Not only in California, but across the land. I just wanted to tip my hat to those fine folks, I really like the job they are doing.

Departments of health must feel the need to copy each other, as Pierce County Washington has joined the anti-vaping smear campaign. Go ahead, say it, we are all thinking it........ UGH! Here's a video put out by the folks from Pierce County: E-Cigaretts Are Harmful - Think Again Pierce County. I don't know about you, but I'm not excited to see our tax dollars used to create such.... well, I can't think of a lady-like word, so I'll let you fill in the blank. Feel free to leave that video a thumbs down and an educational comment. :)

Then, I stumbled upon a couple of Billboards put out by these folks...........

Is anyone's blood pressure going up yet? Mine is!!!!!

Today's project is to let Pierce County know how vaping saved your life.

Here is their website if you'd like to use the "contact us" link

Here is their facebook page: Think Again Pierce County on Facebook

Here is Pierce County Health on Twitter: Pierce County Health Remember to use: @TPCHD

PLEASE keep all posts to Pierce County respectful and professional. Calling them names does NOT prove we know what we are talking about. Share YOUR story, share facts with sources, EDUCATE don't ALIENATE!

~Momma Vape

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Is It The Nicotine?

What do you know about nicotine? Is or was it hard for you to quit smoking because of a nicotine addiction? Today's project will take you less than 5 minutes, watch this video The Truth About Vaping - The Nicotine Misconception" and see if you feel the same about YOUR "nicotine addiction" when your done.

Hope you all are having a great weekend!
~ Momma Vape

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Try it, you'll "LIKE" it!

For those of you on facebook, find an advocacy group you haven't participated in yet, give them a "LIKE" and then be sure you click the option to "follow" or "get notifications" so their posts show up on your news feed. There are TONS of active advocacy groups on facebook. You should be able to find one for your state and national ones. There are some for consumers and some for businesses. If you don' know of any, ask your vaping friends or at a local shop. I'll give a couple of national ones below. Feel free to leave a comment with your favorite facebook advocacy groups! (Local, State, National, or World)

The Vaping Militia
NOT Blowing Smoke

Wishing you all a smoke free day!
~ Momma Vape

Friday, July 24, 2015

We All Have a Story To Tell

Today's project: Tell you story. You can tell it to someone in person, you can post it on facebook, you can tweet it, you can type it up and save if for the next letter writing campaign. Stories / testimonials are a powerful advocacy tool. You're vaping for a reason, and maybe your reason will be the one that some smoker needs to hear to get motivated to quit smoking.

Have a great weekend!
~ Momma Vape

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Who can give me 5 on Donut Day??

We're not talking a High Five, or 5 pushups, or 5 minutes. Today, we're wondering who can toss at least $5 into the hat for the benefit of vaping?

OMG, I just realized I typoed the title, it's DONATE DAY, not Donut Day! LOL guess I've got breakfast on my mind. :)

$5.. can you imagine what would happen if each of us could donate $5 to the cause? What is $5? A hamburger, a flavored coffee, a coil or 2, or even a couple of donuts. I'm betting most of us could find a way to squeak at least $5 out of our budgets.

Advocacy can be expensive. Paying for lobbyists, printed material, websites, advertising and travel expenses are just a few of the things that advocacy organizations need funding for.

So how about it? Can you give vaping advocacy a 5? I'll give you a virtual high 5 in return! I'll suggest a couple of possible advocacy organizations below, you will also find organizations specific to your state and other national organizations if you search for them. It's not important to me which one you give to, as long as you give!


The American Vaping Association

The last one I'm going to list is not for a vaping organization, even though it is run by vapers. 4 little vape shops in a small community are putting community FIRST and raising funds to help local residents recover from a devastating storm that dropped thousands of trees on homes, cars, power lines, businesses, etc. They have set a goal to raise $1000. You can find it here: Brainerd Lakes Area Storm Relief Fund As soon as the vapers in this area are done helping their community get back on their feet, this merry band of vapers WILL return to the fight, as they are facing local anti-vaping ordinances in the near futre.

It will only take a couple of minutes to pick an organization, click on "donate" and contribute to the cause. Feels good doesn't it? It is so easy to be an active, daily advocate!

~ Momma Vape

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Today is spread awareness day. Change your profile picture somewhere or every where to a simple message..... "Vaping is NOT smoking" Be creative, design your own or steal the one below. Facebook, twitter, the sky's the limit. Let's raise some public awareness today!!!!

'Nuff said! Have a good day!
~ Momma Vape
Click here to go to our facebook page

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Truth About Vaping - EMERGENCY ALERT

Sometimes politics leaves me with a really rotten taste in my mouth. Current events in California is just the type of politics I'm thinking of. I get really frustrated when it's all about the money and not about the people!

Today it does not matter if you're in California or somewhere else. Today's project is to spend a couple of minutes and watch a video and educate yourself. Any one who has watched old movies has heard the expression "READY, AIM, FIRE!". Watch the video and start following the groups it mentions, and be ready for the next step. It's very true, "if it can happen in California, it can happen anywhere". It's a train we must all work together to stop!

Video: Truth About Vaping - EMERGENCY ALERT

Other useful links.... on facebook Official Website on twitter

The Vaping Militia on facebook
The Vaping Militia official website
The Vaping Militia on Twitter

CASAA on Facebook
CASAA official website
CASAA on Twitter

SFATA on facebook
SFATA official website
SFATA on twitter

AVA on facebook
AVA official website
AVA on twitter

Let's aim our sites on unfair anti-vaping legislation!

Monday, July 20, 2015

#StoryForChange - Surgeon General Seeks Quit Smoking Stories

OK Vapers.... fire off a quick tweet with your quit smoking by vaping story. Be sure to include the #StoryForChange hashtag in your tweet! These stories are requested by our U.S. Surgeon General!

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, serves as America’s doctor, providing info to improve public health & leading the USPHS Commissioned Corps.

Anybody wondering why we would do this??? Well, it's a numbers game and here's a great opportunity to remind the government of how many of us are living healthier and longer lives as ex-smokers (and people who smoke less).

There, your quick advocacy trip is done for the day!

Ahhhhh, feels good to have our voices heard, doesn't it? :)
~ Momma Vape
We're on facebook! The Daily Advocate by Momma Vape
Sometimes you can find me hanging out on twitter @imaracingmom

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Vote NO Day

Today's trip down the advocacy trail finds us stopping in the small town of Baxter, MN population 7,781. Baxter boarders the larger town of Brainerd which has a population of 13,487. The two towns support 4 dedicated vape shops.

These communities are highly dependent on the tourist industry, so the area vape shops have invited everyone to participate in the poll published by the local paper, The Brainerd Dispatch. The poll is on the right side of this article Baxter City Coucil: Baxter looks at restricting e-cigs and is titled: "Should e-cigarettes be restricted like regular cigarettes?"

Several of the Baxter area hotels have submitted a letter to the Baxter city council requesting the the council write an ordinance to include vaping as part of the clean indoor air act. This would mean that local businesses could no longer decide if they want to allow indoor vaping or not. One of the things the owners / managers of the hotels told the Baxter city council is "It is also well-documented that not only nicotine, but controlled substances such as marijuana and hashish oils are commonly used in them." (Emphasis is my own)

The goal of a facebook event Vote NO Day - "Should e-cigs be regulated like regular cigarettes" is to achieve 1000 votes by the end of the day.

Vape On!
~ Momma Vape
We're on facebook: The Daily Advocate by Momma Vape
Twitter: @imaracingmom