If you have made the change to ecigs you cannot imagine going back to tobacco cigarette's, this is why you need to take the time to help others in other states and in other countries. As smokers we have been the butt of restrictions and regulation in public and even in private, as we understand the harm of our habit we took it in stride but suffered for years. HOWEVER, with ecigs the story is different and we need to speak out. Please email when needed, sign petitions but most importantly take 5 minutes and call the government office that is planning to ban an ecig.
Every time a law, bill or ordinances against electronic cigarettes gets passed on any level of government it hurts you the ecig user as other states will follow suit. Ecig users are currently grateful to two recent events, a ruling on a legal ecig matter by a federal judge regarding the FDA (please see the FDA link on this site for more information) and the veto of the Governor in the State of California regarding an ecig ban in California. California has long lead the way in environmental bills / laws and a wide range of landmark bills / laws that other states soon adopted, this decision helped ecigs..
The rules are simple. If you get 100 emails in one day you skim the subjects and delete as necessary. If you get 100 phone calls the impact is much deeper. In a newer world of technology we go with the flow. On this matter you should also send an email but you must call.
Case in point. Illinois has long tried to pass a law that motorcyclists wear a helmet. Despite your personal opinion on this specific subject the bill has never passed for one reason. THE PEOPLE SPOKE OUT AND CALLED THIER REPRESENTATIVES. Pressure from the public does get results but you must apply this pressure either in person or by phone.
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