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Last chance to defeat the TPD - Please Read
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Last chance to defeat the TPD - Please Read
Throughout the TPD 'war' and its numerous battles, one message has come through loud and clear from those we have sought to influence and that is that it is the hundreds or thousands of individual stories which have made politicians and regulators listen and in many cases change their minds. 

Lord Callanan has tabled a motion in the House of Lords which would, if successful, block the statutory instrument which transposes the TPD into UK law. Although that sounds simple enough, the politics surrounding this are quite nuanced and complicated. Dick Puddlecote has written about it here http://dickpuddlecote.blogspot.co.uk/201...ction.html Please read it to familiarise yourself with the background. 

Lord Callanan's motion is that a Humble Address be presented to Her Majesty praying that the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, laid before the House on 22 April, be annulled on the grounds that its restrictions on product choice and advertising of vaping devices were devised before evidence had accumulated that vaping was enabling many people to quit smoking, run counter to advice from the Royal College of Physicians to promote vaping and are so severe that they could force vapers back to smoking and create a black market with harmful products (SI 2015/507). 

Hopefully you have already signed the petition which is available here: https://www.change.org/p/david-cameron-m...egulations

What we need you to do now is the following: 

Click Here

Choose a Peer and click on their name then click on the 'send a message' button. That brings up an auto filled form for you to use.
 
Tell them your story. Tell them how many cigarettes you smoked and for how long. Tell them if you tried other methods to give up. Tell them if you stopped smoking despite not trying. Tell them if you have reduced your smoking by vaping. Especially tell them if you do, or you used to use nicotine strengths above 20mg/ml. Tell them how switching or reducing smoking has affected your health.
 
Tell them how the provisions of the TPD will affect you.

Ask them to support Lord Callanan's motion. 

Fill out your details then hit 'preview and send'.

Repeat the above for up to 6 more Peers (more than that might be 'spammy').

Ask friends and family to do the same but telling how your switching has benefited them. 

Some tips: 

Always be respectful. Your story is powerful enough without invective.
 
Choose a Peer at random if you don't have a particular one to write to. Don't just pick the first few from the list.
 
Don't get bogged down with technical arguments about EU politics, corruption and lobbying, the referendum or vaping devices - it will distract from your story.
 
Keep it personal. Peers have had very little engagement with vapers so far and the idea is that they should be reminded that the health and well-being of real people is at stake.

No one is better at this than us. We did it in 2013, now let's do it again!!
20-05-2016 02:58 PM
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RE: Last chance to defeat the TPD - Please Read
Good luck to all of you across the pond; sure wish things worked like that here.  Sad

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20-05-2016 05:36 PM
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RE: Last chance to defeat the TPD - Please Read
   Can anybody do this, or is it just for those living in the U.K? I would be more than happy to tell my story if I knew it would be heard. I order vape supplies from the U.K occasionally, so I guess I would be affected somewhat. I should read the article first, though, it might lessen the probability of me sounding like an idiot.
20-05-2016 06:58 PM
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Your response will do no harm, but they are likely to pay attention to those from the UK only - they may or may not take account of other nationals but it is those who can vote out the current set of incompetents that they'll listen to.

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  That's true. but maybe if I don't tell them where I'm from they may take it for granted. I mean, doing business there should at least count for a little. But knowing my luck, they'll probably call me a spammer.
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RE: Last chance to defeat the TPD - Please Read
We've co-ordinated the writing here, and people writing are populating a spreadsheet which currently shows 27% of peers contacted Yahoo

There is nothing at all to stop non-UK residents taking part - it can only help!
22-05-2016 06:30 AM
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71% now, 717 letters written Sun_bespectacled
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Good look to you all. Hopefully you will succeed and I'm hoping the lawsuits and bills going on in the US succeed as well.

I definitely don't want to have to get my gear on the black market but I will if I have to.

Keep Calm and Vape On!
24-05-2016 12:50 PM
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Hopefully our united voices will be heard Victory
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