There are many individuals, corporations, and organizations that are against the electronic cigarette. Some are simply against the action of smoking, some are misinformed about the technology, and others have a vested interest in competing products.
For those who use electronic cigarettes, have a family member that now vapes instead of smokes, or just hate to see a good idea crushed by established industries, we encourage you to read below and participate where you can. If you live in a state with proposed anti – electronic cigarette legislation, write your Senators and Governor. If you care about the future of electronic cigarettes, comment to the FDA and sign the petitions.
A single letter, email or phone call is all it takes if everyone chips in.
1) The American Association of Public Health Physicians has submitted two petitions to the FDA asking them to make the electronic cigarette a reduced harm tobacco product and to retract their misleading statements. Submit Your Comments To The FDA.
2) If you live in Illinois, act now before your State Legislators eliminate electronic cigarettes from your state.
UPDATE: It appears this Bill has been killed. But if you live in Illinois, I don’t recommend letting your guard down.
3) If you live in New York, protect your right to continue using an electronic cigarette.
UPDATE: It appears the Bill in NY has been killed. But if you live in New York, beware that the Bill could resurface during the next session.
4) If you live in California, we ask that you once again write your elected officials in support of e-cigarettes.
UPDATE: This Bill has been modified to only ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. We support this. If you live in California, follow the Bill as it can be amended last minute.
5) Many public health organizations have been misguided and fighting against the electronic cigarette. Please sign the petition asking these public health organizations to reverse their stance on electronic cigarettes and support the use of e-cigarettes as a reduced harm option for committed smokers.