This past weekend, we were lucky enough to witness the single greatest show of strength to be exhibited by the vape community and industry to date.
We are talking, of course, about the phenomenal rally that took place on Saturday in our nation’s capital and which was organized by the amazing people at United Vapers Alliance.
If you were lucky enough to be in attendance, then you already know that you were a part of history. There is little doubt that this event will prove to be our true opening salvo in response to the barrage of attacks we have been hit with from the media, the government, and the anti-vape groups, to name a few.
If you weren’t able to make it in person, Fight 4 Flavors put together a great 45-second video that captures the mood of the event perfectly.
While this rally successfully served a number of purposes, not the least of which was making our voices heard by both the press and the elected officials who are trying to eliminate the vape industry, perhaps what it did best was allow us to finally feel like we not only have a foothold in this fight, but maybe even some actual leverage.
For many in attendance, this rally reminded us that we are a powerful force to be reckoned with.
And it appears that we are already seeing a positive response as the president tweeted on Monday morning that he will be meeting with members of the vape industry this week to discuss solutions that focus on protecting jobs while also dealing with the issue of underage use.
We still have a long and arduous fight ahead of us. But thanks to the UVA and this rally, now we know that we aren’t anywhere near as outgunned or outmanned as we may have appeared to be.