WHAT IS THE VAPERS’ FIGHTING FUND?
Our first and foremost goal is to mount a legal challenge to try and stop this ban from being implemented. All funds raised by the Vapers’ Fighting Fund will go directly to this fight and cover legal fees, administrative costs and the costs to promote our joint campaign to protect your rights as a vaper.
IS THIS JUST ANOTHER DONATION TO LEGALISE VAPING AUSTRALIA?
No. All funds will be used exclusively for the fight to stop this senseless ban. The Vapers’ Fighting Fund will be jointly managed and administered by Legalise Vaping Australia (LVA) and the Australian Retail Vaping Industry Association (ARVIA).
WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH ANY LEFT-OVER FUNDS?
We plan on throwing every resource we have at this fight and don’t expect to have any funds leftover. However, in the unlikely event that we have a couple of dollars leftover, we will spend it on the ongoing battle to legalise and regulate vaping.
1,500,000 DOLLARYDOOS?! ARE YOU GUYS INSANE?!
Somewhat, yes. But this funding goal is absolutely legitimate. Legal proceedings, filing court documents, and all of the work that goes into a well put together and planned legal challenge against a Federally Funded Government Bureaucracy is cost prohibitive. While our fundraising goal may seem high, the reality is that we will need every single dollar to help push back against the TGA, the Federal Health Department and the Federal Health Minister.
ARE DONATIONS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Our campaign to overturn this reckless regulation will potentially fall outside of the rules for tax deductible gifts. A tax deductibility status would severely limit what we can and can't do, unfortunately donations to the Vapers’ Fighting Fund will not be tax deductible. We hope you feel strongly enough about stopping this crazy proposal and are still able to support this cause anyway!
I CAN’T AFFORD TO MAKE A DONATION RIGHT NOW. HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?
We fully understand that not everybody is in a position to make a financial contribution towards this fight. If you are unable to make a donation, there are many other ways you can get involved!
ARVIA has also launched an email campaign which we encourage you to get behind.
You can also record a 30-60 second video, take a picture, or write a message explaining how vaping has changed and saved your life, and post it on Facebook. Don’t forget to tag your Local MP or Senator (or both) and definitely tag the Minister for Health @greg.hunt.mp
As always, invite your friends and loved ones to do the same. We’re all in this fight together. Every little bit helps