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This closes Friday at midnight if you want to become involved in the UTSFA folks! There are still a couple of the positions that have not received applications so please consider applying or nominating if you have any experience and desire.

The Utah Smoke Free Association, a volunteer consumer driven 501(c)4 organization with a focus on Tobacco Harm Reduction, manufacturing and retail excellence in the Vapor industry are pleased to announce open nominations for the Officer Board. The Utah vaping family has been one of the strongest in the country for over 4 years and the Officers will be an important part of our family and help shape the overall direction of the Association and the statewide industry.

We are accepting Officer nominations for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer along with a non-officer position of Online Reputation Manager. All nominees must have a passion for the vapor industry, live in Utah and have the ability to meet regularly in Salt Lake City. 3 of the 5 positions will be held by consumers who have no personal or spousal employment in or financial ties to the electronic cigarette or vaping industry. Each position will be elected by the Board of Directors and be held for a period of 12 months until the next election period.

Nominations are being accepted until midnight December 19th by filling out the form at the following location and emailing it to the Board of Directors. After December 19th, the nomination period closes and the Board of Directors will review all nominations and vote for the respective positions.

For the nomination form and details on each position, please download the form and email it back to the Board of Directors: http://1drv.ms/1xAWJY6

For any questions, please email the board at the email address contained on the nomination form.
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A must read for all vapers, journalists and regulators across the globe!
Michael Russell and Murray Jarvik, two pioneers of smoking-cessation research in the 1970s, would probably have welcomed the development of the electronic cigarette or “personal nicotine vaporizer.”
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The Utah Smoke Free Association, a volunteer consumer driven 501(c)4 organization with a focus on Tobacco Harm Reduction, manufacturing and retail excellence in the Vapor industry are pleased to announce open nominations for the Officer Board. The Utah vaping family has been one of the strongest in the country for over 4 years and the Officers will be an important part of our family and help shape the overall direction of the Association and the statewide industry. 

We are accepting Officer nominations for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer along with a non-officer position of Online Reputation Manager. All nominees must have a passion for the vapor industry, live in Utah and have the ability to meet regularly in Salt Lake City. 3 of the 5 positions will be held by consumers who have no personal or spousal employment in or financial ties to the electronic cigarette or vaping industry. Each position will be elected by the Board of Directors and be held for a period of 12 months until the next election period. 

Nominations are being accepted until midnight December 19th by filling out the form at the following location and emailing it to the Board of Directors. After December 19th, the nomination period closes and the Board of Directors will review all nominations and vote for the respective positions. 

For the nomination form and details on each position, please download the form and email it back to the Board of Directors: http://1drv.ms/1xAWJY6

For any questions, please email the board at the email address contained on the nomination form.
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Announcing the Launch of the E-Research Foundation

The E-Research Foundation (ERF) is a non-profit foundation designed to be a collective funding portal.  As such, ERF will provide financial assistance to researchers seeking to advance independent peer-reviewed and published scientific research focused on electronic vapor products (electronic cigarettes) and their use.   ERF is seeking 501(c)(3) status.

Global concerns over the safety of e-vapor products, including e-liquids, mandates a clear need to further advance scientific data to satisfy potential regulatory requirements.  Continuing to identify and evaluate any health implications will remain important to ongoing consumer education as well.  ERF’s mission is to foster independent research focused on understanding the potential health benefits, and potential consequences, related to these products.   As a non-profit foundation seeking 501(c)(3) status, the ERF operates in accordance with all rules and regulations applicable to 501(c)(3) organizations and will not participate in inappropriate advocacy (e.g., lobbying) efforts.
Unlike other industries, which have the financial ability to fund their own research, most Electronic Vapor Products (EVPs) industry stakeholders are smaller entrepreneurial vendors and manufacturers.  Smaller businesses do not have the ability to individually fund independent scientific research; thus, in the spirit of a professionally guided crowd-funding equivalent tool, ERF was formed to help raise the necessary funds.

The ERF Board of Directors assembled recognized leaders from all categories of the e-vapor products market place, including consumer advocates, to participate on the Grant Committee.  The committee members include leading representatives from:  e-vapor device manufacturing, e-liquid manufacturing, non-manufacturing vendors, leading advocacy association senior executives, knowledgeable consumers, the leading international vapor forum, and public policy.
Independent researchers, seeking funding for their e-vapor product studies, will be able to request grants from the ERF.  The ERF Grant Committee will determine which research endeavors receive funding. 
All potential grant recipients, as a prerequisite to receiving ERF funds, must commit to submitting their research for peer-reviewed publication.  This requirement ensures all ERF-funded research will receive transparent scrutiny by the professional medical and scientific communities.  In its capacity as a funding portal, ERF will not be involved in the design of study protocols or the performance of the research itself.  From time to time, ERF may initiate Requests for Proposals on specific research topics of interest.   

The ERF website provides an extensive list of existing peer-reviewed and published studies as well as a wide variety of video presentations by globally recognized experts speaking at leading industry conferences.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposed “Deeming Regulation,” which seeks to regulate nicotine-containing e-vapor products as tobacco products, is already being considered by the Agency and could be finalized in the next 1-2 years.  Research to understand the public health impact of these products, to help industry stakeholders prepare premarket authorization applications, and to provide consumers with information to make informed decisions is needed immediately.  

The ERF is in the process for filing for recognition as an Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.  The E-Research Foundation encourages all donors to consult their tax advisors regarding the making of donations to the foundation pending recognition of its IRC Section 501(c)(3) status.  International (non-U.S.) donors should likewise consult their tax advisors about making donations to an organization located in the United States.

We invite you to our detailed information and meet the ERF Team:
http://e-researchfoundation.org/
The E-Research Foundation is a not for profit organization formed to further advance the scientific study of electronic cigarettes, related products and their use.
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Hello my fellow vapers (sorry Dimitris)!  We am proud to announce the formation of a new and improved Utah advocacy organization - Utah Smoke-Free Association.  This takes everything we have been doing in Utah and moving it to the next level.  You all know I have worked for the last 3.5 years to make the Utah industry far and above the best in the country and I firmly believe Utah is looked upon with envy by many around the country (well, politics aside at least).  

For me to take this next big leap, I have selected an attorney who will work with us and take us where we need to be.  There will be MANY benefits for both the professional members and the consumers within this new organization.  We will be partnering up with SFATA, VISTA, CASAA, AVA, Vaping Militia and anyone else needed to help fight the good fight.   We will have a formal board of directors dominated by consumers but with 1 retail and 1 manufacturing member as well.  

But to get the benefits and continue our winning streak, we have to get all the paperwork filed.  This is where I'm asking for your help.  I don't mind using some of my personal savings to kick this off but since this is for the community, I'm asking for community help.  We need to raise at least $2000 for the attorney fees so I can get this moving as fast as possible. I ask that you please look at what our vaping community means to you and look at how many people we have helped in the last 3.5 years.  Please donate to this campaign so we can really kick this bad boy into high gear!  I'd love to be able to hand the attorney a check next week so please act fast so we can be equally as fast.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BXL6WE5QQBUWS

If anyone has any questions on this, please feel free to give me a shout.

Thanks,
Aaron
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Sorry too many irons in the fire to keep up with all social media. This has been closed off and we are moving forward with our legal filings thanks to the assistance of 1 vendor and a couple consumers. 
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Heads up to all vape shops out there...just had this passed on to me via Skype.  Please pass this on to any shops you know of and share widely!
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FYI on massive fraud traffic and bot attempting to charge vapor e-commerce stores.  This address is confirmed as a fraud case. Do NOT ship to this address:

8002 Cornwall Lane 
Suite 100292
Tampa, Florida, 33615
United States

We just got off the phone with several banks and they are trying to get to the bottom of it but we all have to protect ourselves just wanted to give everyone a heads up.  We are getting hit right now, once ever 30 second with an attempt.  Bank also said that it's a nation wide vapor store fraud attack.
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Your spaghetti dinner and broccoli are more dangerous than my #ecig  
 
Worried that your #ecig  might be bad for your health? Find out why your dinner could be more toxic that your #electroniccigarettes …  http://www.churnmag.com/news/dinner-toxic-e-cig/
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â€" That vendors take specific steps to ensure no sales are made to people under the age of 19, the legal age minimum in Utah for e-cigarettes. Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the number of children exposed to the liquid nicotine that gives handheld vaporizing gadgets their kick also has spiked. More than 2,700 people have called poison control this year to report an exposure to liquid nicotine, over half...
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Announcing the Launch of the E-Research Foundation

The E-Research Foundation (ERF) is a non-profit foundation designed to be a collective funding portal.  As such, ERF will provide financial assistance to researchers seeking to advance independent peer-reviewed and published scientific research focused on electronic vapor products (electronic cigarettes) and their use.   ERF is seeking 501(c)(3) status.

Global concerns over the safety of e-vapor products, including e-liquids, mandates a clear need to further advance scientific data to satisfy potential regulatory requirements.  Continuing to identify and evaluate any health implications will remain important to ongoing consumer education as well.  ERF’s mission is to foster independent research focused on understanding the potential health benefits, and potential consequences, related to these products.   As a non-profit foundation seeking 501(c)(3) status, the ERF operates in accordance with all rules and regulations applicable to 501(c)(3) organizations and will not participate in inappropriate advocacy (e.g., lobbying) efforts.
Unlike other industries, which have the financial ability to fund their own research, most Electronic Vapor Products (EVPs) industry stakeholders are smaller entrepreneurial vendors and manufacturers.  Smaller businesses do not have the ability to individually fund independent scientific research; thus, in the spirit of a professionally guided crowd-funding equivalent tool, ERF was formed to help raise the necessary funds.

The ERF Board of Directors assembled recognized leaders from all categories of the e-vapor products market place, including consumer advocates, to participate on the Grant Committee.  The committee members include leading representatives from:  e-vapor device manufacturing, e-liquid manufacturing, non-manufacturing vendors, leading advocacy association senior executives, knowledgeable consumers, the leading international vapor forum, and public policy.
Independent researchers, seeking funding for their e-vapor product studies, will be able to request grants from the ERF.  The ERF Grant Committee will determine which research endeavors receive funding. 
All potential grant recipients, as a prerequisite to receiving ERF funds, must commit to submitting their research for peer-reviewed publication.  This requirement ensures all ERF-funded research will receive transparent scrutiny by the professional medical and scientific communities.  In its capacity as a funding portal, ERF will not be involved in the design of study protocols or the performance of the research itself.  From time to time, ERF may initiate Requests for Proposals on specific research topics of interest.   

The ERF website provides an extensive list of existing peer-reviewed and published studies as well as a wide variety of video presentations by globally recognized experts speaking at leading industry conferences.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s proposed “Deeming Regulation,” which seeks to regulate nicotine-containing e-vapor products as tobacco products, is already being considered by the Agency and could be finalized in the next 1-2 years.  Research to understand the public health impact of these products, to help industry stakeholders prepare premarket authorization applications, and to provide consumers with information to make informed decisions is needed immediately.  

The ERF is in the process for filing for recognition as an Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.  The E-Research Foundation encourages all donors to consult their tax advisors regarding the making of donations to the foundation pending recognition of its IRC Section 501(c)(3) status.  International (non-U.S.) donors should likewise consult their tax advisors about making donations to an organization located in the United States.

We invite you to our detailed information and meet the ERF Team:
http://e-researchfoundation.org/
The E-Research Foundation is a not for profit organization formed to further advance the scientific study of electronic cigarettes, related products and their use.
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In the message to the Mayor of Murray Utah and city council, the Utah Vapers Association is calling for the immediate dismissal of the city attorney and division manager Jared Hall for their incompetence and negligence.
http://utahvapers.com/blog/files/ivape_murray.html
Below is an email sent to the Murray city Mayor, city council, local and national media outlets regarding the decision by the city of Murray to not renew the business license of iVape SLC. ----- I wanted to bring the below situation to your attention in the hopes of bringing this to the ...
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Attention Vapers! At 12:15 Mountain time today (Friday) the Salt Lake Tribune will be hosting their TribTalk on electronic cigarettes. Trib Talk is an online video chat where Utah newsmakers discuss the hot issues of the day. Jennifer Napier-Pearce (@jnpearce) hosts. Want to join the conversation? Submit comments at sltrib.com. Text us at (801) 609-8059. Or send a Tweet to #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+. 

I encourage you to tweet or text your questions to Jennifer to get in on the discussion! 

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58375293-231/cigarettes-rise-health-cigarette.html.csp
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Founder of the Utah Vapers Association.  Fighting against big Utah government and their on-going push against THR (tobacco harm reduction), especially electronic cigarettes.
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