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February 12, 2016

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EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION! CALL THE LEGISLATIVE HOTLINE!


DROP WHAT YOU'RE DOING RIGHT NOW AND CALL THE LEGISLATIVE HOTLINE!

CALL YOUR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES AND OPPOSE HB-1645!

Click here to find your District Representatives!

LEGISLATIVE HOTLINE: 1 (800) 562-6000

The House Legislature is attempting to revive HB-1645 which TAKES AWAY VAPER RIGHTS!

THEY ARE VOTING TODAY SO PLEASE CALL NOW!

February 10, 2016

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Know A County: Kitsap County, WA. CALL TO ACTION! - Public Commentary!

What's up with Kitsap County?

Kitsap Public Health District (KPHD) is looking for public commentary regarding a draft ordinance which was presented February 2nd, 2016 at the recent Health Board meeting. There are two ways to give feedback: 1. A quick 6 question survey. 2. A phone call. We encourage you to do both. The more feedback the better!

Take the survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YLZYQHK

Provide feedback via telephone at:
(360) 337-5293.

We ask that everyone be respectful when representing the community. If being able to vape in an adult-only vape shop was critical to your success in converting to a smoke-free alternative, please be sure to mention it. Always remember that we are making friends and educating people. Please encourage friends, family and loved ones to share their stories as well.

KPHD will be hosting three public workshops throughout Kitsap County over the next two months to answer questions and take input on this ordinance.

Sign-up to receive Kitsap Electronic Notifications (KENS) on the process, such as meeting announcements:
http://www.kitsappublichealth.org/notifications.php

KPHD's current draft ordinance can be found here (pg.31):
http://kitsappublichealth.org/about/files/agendas/2016/02022016_BOH_Agenda.pdf

Additional information is available at:
http://www.kitsappublichealth.org/information/vaping.php

If you plan to participate in the call to action please RSVP by clicking on going here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1504347016541593/ 

February 04, 2016

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Know A County: Proposed Vape Ban - Spokane Regional Health District Public Hearing

Spokane County Intends To Ban Vaping In Adult-Only Vape Shops.

Your voice, your story, your vote counts. We need all hands on deck. Please join us in educating the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) during their public hearing, Thursday February 25th 12:30 p.m. located at 1101 W College Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 Auditorium, First Floor.

We ask that everyone be respectful when representing the community. Please limit vaping at or on the SRHD property before, during and after the hearing. Be prepared to share your personal story and let the health board know why an exemption for vape shops is a must.

Public comment period ends tomorrow February 5th. If vape has touched your life please take this last chance to share your story and email it to SIPP@srhd.org.

If being able to vape in an adult-only vape shop was critical to your success in converting to a smoke-free alternative, please be sure to mention it. Always remember that we are making friends and educating people.

Please be sure to include:
  • Name
  • Address
  • Your Personal Story
  • Optional Conclusion: I strongly urge you to exempt adult-only vape shops from any indoor vaping ban that inhibits an adult smoker from choosing a safer alternative. 

Please encourage friends, family and loved ones to share their stories as well.

Additional information is available at www.srhd-vapinglaw.org

If you plan to attend in person please RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1964086877149985/

 

January 27, 2016

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Pink Lung Brigade Testimony Re: SB-6328 WA State Senate Health Care Committee January 26, 10:00 am

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January 22, 2016

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#PLBLOVE RALLY AT THE CAPITOL “Come Together Right Now, Over SB-6328”

 

The time has come!  You’ve registered… You’ve voted...You’ve called… You’ve emailed… You’ve shared… You’ve commented…Now it’s time to RALLY!

We are “Coming Together” to rally support for SB-6328!  We need to champion for the good bills as hard as we fight against the bad ones. Come down and support a vape bill that makes sense for youth prevention, adult access, and best business practices.  

The #PLBLOVE RALLY starts Tuesday January 26th, 9am at the South Portico steps of the Legislative Building in Olympia, WA.

Special guest speakers: Sen. Bruce Dammeier, Rep. Chris Reykdal and our very own Rep. Dick Muri will be addressing our crowd of vaping voters and active supporters.  Be ready to show #plblove to all in attendance.

If you can’t make it to the rally, you can still be a part of the brigade.  Just call the legislative hotline, 1-800-562-6000 and express your support for SB-6328.  

SB-6328 is scheduled for public hearing in the Senate Committee on Health Care in the J.A. Cherberg Building, Hearing Room 4 Jan. 26th at 10:00 AM.

 

January 20, 2016

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Know A County: Spokane County, WA.

What’s up with Spokane County?

Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) recently requested public commentary regarding an upcoming resolution to amend RCW 70.160, the Smoking in Public Places Law that would ban vaping in vape shops and other adult-only venues.  

A public hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. at the health district offices, 1101 W. College Ave., Room 140, Spokane, Washington.  Sign up now for Pink Lung Brigade Event updates to be alerted to the rally In Spokane.  

If vape has touched your life, here is how you can help make a difference today.  Share your story before February 5, 2016, in writing by postal mail to Spokane Regional Health District, Attention: SIPP, 1101 W. College Ave., Spokane, WA 99202 or by email to SIPP@srhd.org.

If being able to vape in an adult-only vape shop was critical to your success in converting to a smoke-free alternative, please be sure to mention it.  Always remember that we are making friends and educating people.   

Please be sure to include:
  • Name
  • Address
  • Your Personal Story
  • Optional Conclusion: I strongly urge you to exempt adult-only vape shops from any indoor vaping ban that inhibits an adult smoker from choosing a safer alternative.  

Please encourage friends, family and loved ones to share their stories as well.



 

January 19, 2016

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Know A County: Kittitas County, WA.

 What’s up with Kittitas County?

Kittitas County Health Board (KCHB) is preparing to hear proposals provided by their Program Manager this Thursday regarding vapor product regulations.  PLB’s member partner in Kittitas County is educating and making solid contacts with KCHB and their local Chamber of Commerce. They have also enlisted the help of their non-vape neighboring businesses and landlords to rally with them by: writing letters on their behalf, attending public health board meetings, and asking for help educating the general public.

If vape has touched your life, please be proactive and send your story to publichealth@co.kittitas.wa.us.  Include your name, address, district # (preferred) and tell them how converting from smoking to vaping has made positive impact on your life.  Let them know that vaping in an adult-only vape shop was critical to your success in converting to a smoke-free alternative. Always remember that we are making friends and educating people. Let’s keep it #plblove.

As soon as Kittitas has released their proposal, and sets a date for the public hearing, a CTA will soon follow.  So, get your success stories ready, practice your speech in the mirror, and watch for county updates regarding this issue.