E-cigs are under attack in Chicago
and Illinois! The Chicago City Council is trying to ban e-cigarettes everywhere tobacco cigarettes are banned. Please help protect your right to vape by contacting your local Alderman
, and explaining how e-cigarettes have positively affected your life.
There's a lot of wrong information floating around about e-cigs. We need to set them straight and provide them with the facts. Many governments
from small villages to entire countries have decided to go after electronic cigarettes. A lot of elected officials don't understand how truly beneficial they are.
When speaking with politicians, we must have a clear message. We will probably have a short period to get our message across. Give them the facts about ecigs, share studies that support our case, and tell them how e-cigarettes have helped you. You can find factual, unbiased reports on the CASAA website
. Here are the main things you will want to mention:
1. Reasons you decided to switch from smoking to vaping, and how it has affected your life.
2. Smoking bans are enacted to protect the public from the harms of secondhand smoke. E-cigs have not been shown to cause harm to bystanders. In fact, all evidence to date shows that the low health risks associated with e-cigarettes is comparable to other smokeless nicotine products.
3. It's easy to tell the difference between someone using an ecig and someone smoking a real cigarette. When someone lights a cigarette, the smell of smoke is easily detected. The vapor produced by e-cigarettes is practically odorless, and doesn't smell like smoke. With so little evidence of use, it would be nearly impossible to enforce indoor bans on ecigs.
Please spread the word and share this message with your Facebook friends, so they can help our cause!