If you live in New York and use an electronic cigarette, you may soon find yourself limited to tobacco only. Even though tobacco cigarettes kill thousands of New Yorkers, the NY State Senate is pushing through a Bill that, “prohibits distribution or sale of any item containing or delivering nicotine that is not defined by law as a tobacco product or approved by the United States food and drug administration for sale as a tobacco use cessation or harm reduction product.”. To read the full Bill, visit NY is trying to ban the electronic cigarette.
You can leave comments on this website, but we recommend you contact (email, snail mail, and/or phone calls) your local representative directly. You can find your NY Senator here.
We also recommend you contact the members of the NY Senate Health Committee as the Bill banning electronic cigarettes has be referred to this committee. If you wish to email all the members of the Health Committee, their email addresses are:
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So if you have personal experience with an electronic cigarette, know someone else who has, or just believe that the NY State Senate should not be limiting competition against tobacco cigarettes (number 1 killer in America), please write, email or call your elected officials and let them know about your story with e-cigarettes. If you would like additional information to send them, the ECA offers this electronic cigarette informational packet which can be sent, but personal stories work best.