My name is _____________ and I reside in ___________. I am ______.
I am writing to you about e cigarettes and the vaping community. Aot of friends that I know online have taken to vaping as an alternative way to cut down on smoking. While I’m not much of a vaper myself, I do support the community and their right to choose a healthier lifestyle away from analog cigarettes and the chemicals contained in them.
In case you are unaware, the FDA is said to come out with new rules concerning e-cigarettes and vaping. They are looking into the legalities and safety of it, especially as it concerns how it affects children, the ingredients in the juices, and whether or not they are being used for purposes other than smoking cessation. As you know, smoking causes all kinds of health problems, especially cancer. Thus, doctors and others in the medical profession ask that their patients quit smoking using the aid of Chantrix, nicotine gum, and/or nicotine patches. While they might have been helpful for some people (even with FDA approval), for others this has not been the case. Thus, vaping and e cigarettes have came along and soon more people quit smoking, including my boyfriend just recently.
While I understand the safety and concerns from the FDA as well as legislative individuals as yourself, I am concerned that e cigarette and vaping vendors will be limited to doing business or making the right products for their customers to use and consume. These are the people that are helping grow and create not only the small business sector but also the local economy. In addition, these same individuals using the products are creating a healthier lifestyle for themselves which the FDA is trying to promote with other approved products. If this is the case why would the government or the FDA want to restrict something that is helping so many people.
I understand there is news out there about teenagers and kids using the e cigarette device for vaping marijuana products. Unless it is illegal, this shouldn’t be a problem. However, at the same time, if there is concern that the liquid flavors used in the devices can be directed towards children, where is proof of this? These devices are used strictly for the 18+ population who want to quit smoking. In addition, there is no effects of other individuals with second-hand vaping and getting sick from it as would occur with regular analogs. Having said this, I question why other governmental members is various cities are looking to ban the product. Have they actually researched and used the e-cigarette/vaping devices themselves?
Following this train of thought, I’d like to know how much you know about e-cigarettes with the following questions:
1. Are you a smoker or non-smoker?
2. Have you ever heard of an e-cigarette?
3. Have you ever used an e-cigarette?
4. Where did you hear about e-cigarettes?
5. Do you believe that e-cigarettes can help stop smoking?
6. Do you feel that e-cigarettes are advertised to children? If so, where is your proof? Is your proof up-to-date?
7. When you were a teenager, what illegal substances did you imbibe in?
What makes e-cigs any different in your opinion? 8. Are you afraid of e-cigarettes? Why or why not?
9. If e-cigarettes are helping create a small business economy and helping the general economy grow? Why do you want to shut those same businesses down?
10. If some people have found e-cigarettes to be the only way to help them stop smoking? Why stop them from using it in the first place?
I appreciate you reading this letter and I hope that you can advocate for safe vaping and e-cigarette rights. Not only does it help grow small businesses but it brings money into the local and even national economy (especially with websites that are currently lives with various products related to devices and liquids).
Thank you for your time and considering my request.
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