I’m sure many of you have heard about this already, but I wanted to take this opportunity to help get the word out. Please watch Nick’s video above and/or read the article from Corey Noles (VAPE News Magazine) down below. That should create a clear picture of what’s going on, what we’re up against, and what’s at stake. I’m hoping every one of you can spare something to help fund this lawsuit. If money is tight, maybe consider reallocating your monthly vape budget (or part of it) to this cause. That’s what I’m doing, anyway.
Personally, I believe that every vaper (assuming they’re a former smoker) has a debt to pay. Looking at the current state of the industry, we were very lucky to have found vaping when we did. These life-changing products were handed to us on a silver platter, and the transition from smoking to vaping was made considerably easier. For most of us, that transition is over. We get it. We’re sold. But I urge you to empathize with the millions of smokers that are still out there. Remember how it felt to be so hopelessly entrenched in that habit. Do this for them. This industry saves lives—fight for it!
But even if that doesn’t compel you, you gotta admit: suing the FDA sounds like fun =)
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We all know “the suit” — Nicopure and Right to be Smoke-Free vs. FDA. It’s one of many facets of the ongoing war to save vaping. But right now, it’s a struggle, and one of our lasts hopes.
After an ugly, but not totally unexpected, decision in favor of FDA in July 2017 at the district court level, attorneys Keller and Heckman along with numerous plaintiffs, have moved the case on to the appellate court. You can read about the appeal here . Without a substantial win at this level, the case could move on to the U.S. Supreme Court.
This is where the difficulty arises. Federal lawsuits are not cheap. Federal lawsuits against government entities get even more expensive. And right now, the money is drying up.
The outstanding bill for this suit rising by the day as the fight continues.
In order to pay for the hard work done so far, and to see the appeal all the way through – possibly to the Supreme Court – will conservatively cost $250,000 in legal fees, time, filings, preparations and a variety of other items.
We, as an industry, cannot afford to let this lawsuit slip through the cracks.
So today we come to you asking for help.
No donation is too small (or too large — cough.) If you can only give $5, we sincerely thank you. At this stage, everything counts. Every. Single. Penny.
With that said, this is not your average fundraiser. ALL funds donated are being routed directly to the litigation fund managed by Right To Be Smoke Free — with the exception of a 3% and .30-cent per transaction GoFundMe fee. THERE ARE NO MIDDLEMEN.
What you give goes DIRECTLY to ensuring that the lawsuit can continue.
If you can’t give at all, we simply ask that you share the # FUNDtheSUIT link with your friends.
Editor in Chief
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