Petition Competition: Spread the news, save US vaping and win one of eleven great prizes!
25 great comments - add yours!
by: James Dunworth

Update: The competition is now over. Thank you to everyone who entered, and worked hard to make sure the news of the petition reached as many people as possible. We will announce the winners shortly.

Vaping Under Threat

WNO image of a vaper. Image credit: Catherine Ashmore

"Vaping under threat?"

In the US, the campaign against the electronic cigarette, having failed to have the e-cig banned, is planning to make using e-cigarettes as difficult and unpleasant as possible.Here are some of the campaign’s aims:

  • NO flavours except tobacco and menthol.
  • NO online sales.
  • NO choice of nicotine strength.
  • NO vaping indoors.
  • NO vaping outdoors on dozens of hospital, government, and college grounds across the country.
  • NO hiring people who use nicotine in any form, including e-cigarettes, the gum, and the patch.

Remember – neither e-cigarettes nor nicotine not cause non-vapers harm, and according to research and scientists the e-cigarette is no more harmful than a cup of coffee. This campaign is not about protecting people, it is about protecting existing financial interests.

The Petition

Petition.

We're holding a petition!

Fortunately, Americans can protest against this – simply by signing an online petition. Unfortunately, the petition hasn’t yet reached the 5,000 signatures it needs to be addressed by the Whitehouse. Not reaching the 5000 mark would be a disaster:

  •  it would show politicians people don’t care about vaping
  • to do the same again, following Whitehouse changes to how petitions work, would need 25,000 signatures

While this is a UK blog, the vaping world is a close knit one (UK and US vapers chat every day online) and we’d like to help our American vaper friends. Although if you are British you can’t sign the petition, you can help by spreading awareness about it, and by urging others to do the same. (After all, American vapers can’t sign it if they don’t know about it.) And of course, if you are an American vaper, or an American whose seen the positive benefits vaping can have on smokers – get over there and sign it!

To encourage people to share the petition, we are holding a competition.

1. Share the news about the petition.

Small grey people run about with colourful speech bubbles above their head

Tell everybody!

There’s lots of ways you can do this:

  • use one of the buttons below this post
  • tweet the petition
  • post the petition on your facebook page
  • post the petition on a forum
  • post the petition on google plus
  • write about the petition on your blog
  • email the petition to everyone you know who might care, urging them to sign the petition if they are American, and to forward the email whether or not they are American
  • any other favourite ways of sharing information

Already shared the petition? No problem, just share it again!

2. Leave a comment below telling us how you shared the post.

This is important – you must tell us how you shared the competition, or we won’t know that you have entered the competition!

Ultra-Important Note: You can’t enter the competition by signing the petition. The only reason to sign it is because you care about vaping and/or smokers whose lives have been changed by vaping. We are holding this competition is to try and help spread the word to people who care.

The Prizes

The first prize is one of our super-duper luxury Smoker’s HALO electronic kits.

The Smoker's HALO Luxury Kit.

And the second prize is our amazing new refillable electronic cigarette, The Smoker’s Halo tank, which comes with two bottles of UK manufactured e-liquid.

Refillable e-cigarette.

But it’s possible to win one of up to nine mini electronic cigarette kits too – our smallest starter kits which come with two high-capacity refills with inbuilt dual-core atomisers all set in a sleek, silver e-cigarette case.

Smoker's HALO mini electronic cigarette kit.

But we are only going to hand out these extra nine kits if we have one hundred entrants or more (as measured by the number of comments below) into the competition.

Why? Because we want to spread the word of this petition far and wide.

So get your friends to enter the competition and share the petition too – remember, it’s all in a good cause!

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25 Responses to “Petition Competition: Spread the news, save US vaping and win one of eleven great prizes!”

  1. sal bailey October 10, 2011 at 8:17 pm #

    The comments plugin requires an href parameter.
    whatever the halo THAT means — so just shared on fb & added my own comment to my “share”

    • admin October 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

      Thanks for sharing, Sal. I’ve been trying to get rid of that “The comments plugin requires an href parameter.” message for months (have a programmer looking at it right at this moment) but so far no success. Fortunately, it doesn’t actually seem to stop people from commenting.

  2. cigfairy October 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm #

    This post should help with your href params – pass it to your tech guy. http://www.sourcecoast.com/forums/jfbconnect/jfbconnect-joomla-15-support/1902-the-comments-plug-in-needs-href-param

    • admin October 10, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

      Thanks, Cigfairy, I am sending that on to him now!

  3. cigfairy October 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm #

    tweeted (only 1,855 more signatures to get)

  4. A. Fredon October 10, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    Shared on facebook and tweeted

  5. Louise P. October 11, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    FYI:
    “The comments plugin requires an href parameter.” box goes away once I am logged into Facebook, and reappears when I log out again…

    • admin October 11, 2011 at 11:58 am #

      Thanks for the info, Louise, I will test that myself. I also find it slow to load, but we are moving to a new server soon which might help.

  6. Yuriy October 11, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    Ukrainian vapers with you

    • admin October 11, 2011 at 11:58 am #

      Thanks Yurly and the rest of the Ukranian vapers!

  7. gillian thompson October 11, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    shared on face book and tweeted

  8. jen October 11, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    I tweeted & blogged about it :)

  9. Jemima October 11, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    tweeted and emailed :)

  10. Mendette October 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    Shared via Twitter

  11. Jannalyn October 11, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    I signed, tweeted, emailed, and ranted!

    • admin October 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

      @Jannalyn I like the rant bit :)

  12. Eddie October 16, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    shared it on face book twitter email to all

  13. Joe Daniel October 16, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    Got 10 of my friends to SIGN it!! Posted also on ecf, just need 538 more sigs! WE CAN DO IT!!!

  14. jane mcmanus October 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    I can hardly believe what you say about trying to stop people using e-cigarettes … my husband has been smoking for 40 years and I was worried – he stopped smoking cigarettes without a backward glance and can now breathe. What’s a little nicotine in comparison to all the tar and chemicals that were going into his lungs?

    When your company goes public I’m buying shares – I think tobacco is about to go the same way as the dodo.

  15. admin October 18, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    “When your company goes public I’m buying shares.”

    Thanks for the vote of confidence, Jane :)

  16. Carla K October 20, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    Shared it on FB and just about to tweet about it :)

  17. Ian October 26, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    I have added the link to the golf society website i have jsut set up

    • admin October 26, 2011 at 10:29 pm #

      Thanks, Ian!

  18. Laura English October 27, 2011 at 5:37 am #

    Getting ready to tweet it and FB it and going to shout it out as high atop a mountain I can. Shared the word at work and gave them the link to go sign it!

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