Facebook Is Trying To Censor Vaping Advocacy

A Billion Lives recently had their Facebook ads rejected due to violation of Facebook’s tobacco policy. If you aren’t aware of A Billion Lives, you should definitely check them out, as they are creating a film that revolves around “A True Story Of Government Failure, Big Business & The Vaping Revolution.” Here is an exert from their website:

“A Billion Lives is more than a film.
It is a movement.
It’s a collective of people who believe that we cannot condemn a billion people to die because of money and corruption. It’s an idea that people should have freedom to choose safer alternatives. It’s a challenge to the status quo.”

Trailer for their upcoming film:

The problem with Facebook rejecting their ads is the fact that they do not actually sell electronic cigarettes, if that was the case, Facebook would be correct in their rejection of the ads. A Billion Lives is solely a film dedicated to government corruption and vaping advocacy. Taking a look at the screenshot below, you can see that Facebook clearly allows ads that “promote advocacy or interest groups that help connect people who have interest related to these products, as long as it doesn’t lead to the sale of any tobacco or tobacco-related products.” Clearly A Billion Lives is within their guidelines, so why are they attempting to censor their ads?

https://www.facebook.com/ABillionLives/photos/a.945286428838978.1073741828.166640443370251/1036637186370568/?type=3&theater

How Can You Help?

Aaron Biebert and the production team wrote this letter to Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook Team. Head over to their letter and show your support for this upcoming film. Every post and share definitely counts and if you haven’t already, you can check out A Billion Lives here:

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This article first appeared here. Republished in the interest of helping out. You can sign the petition to Facebook here.

EDIT: Facebook has reversed their decision and will now allow ads for this film to be displayed on Facebook, thanks to the 1000s of people who wrote in and got their attention. Right on ! Read about it here.

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Friday, July 5th, 2019 at 11:15pm
@eaze Vaping is indeed the future.
Smoke has carbon, and is responsible for most lung problems resulting from combustion.
I suggest investing in a GOOD herb vape, at least $100-200 vape.
The others simply combust the herbs.
So many ppl dislike vaping bcuz they tried a bad device.
Friday, July 5th, 2019 at 3:44pm
@Kelpalots @DJColonelCorn A meta-study (I think around 2012) estimated that at the time ~17,000 people/year (in the US) died from complications arising out of internal gastrointestinal bleeding events thought to have been caused by NSAIDs.
(Thanks to Lightning on Disqus for this)
Yes, @Kelpalots, they do
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 6:11am
@KnowNicotine Vaping, whether done by a teen human or adult, has been shown to be practically harmless. While crying "Save The Children" they banned e-cigs, but not tobacco, in San Francisco recently. Saving the teens from the awful vape. Yeah. They also claim adults do not like flavors. Sure.
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 6:07am
@KnowNicotine Not happy with this teaser.
It's about, and labelled as, the "teen vaping 'epidemic'".
I'd rather my teen vape than smoke and get disease.
This is not why I donated. This 'teen epidemic' is their excuse to ban vaping.
"Save The Children!" they cry. When it's really about taxes.
Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at 6:30pm
"and from online retail..." .. how, exactly, well the enforce THIS I wonder....
Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at 12:38am
@Kpascuch My old home town has a lot to learn.
First came the flavor ban, now an outright ban on all e-cigs.
I can't believe at this stage of the game we're going backwards.
After all the progress we've made.
My DOCTOR even, has finally decided she approves of VAPING as she can see results https://t.co/OUcWPEelfn
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Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at 12:32am
@Kpascuch Sad.
I was just in Oakland, California.
They couldn't sell me vape liquid.
Of course, the tobacco was readily available.
As an ex-smoker I find that insulting. https://t.co/UAvfpOmJYO
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Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 7:56am
@KnowNicotine @Biebert @ThirdLineFilms @JenniBiebertMKE @JimiJakeShaw uh.... all of California isn't like what you saw... next time, come up North and see the redwoods !
All the best, Aaron. <3

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