Say “NO!” to California Bill SB 648!
Date Posted: March 28, 2013
The California legislature has proposed legislation, SB 648, which declares electronic cigarettes “a hazard to the health of the general public” and treats them like traditional cigarettes. The legislation prohibits their use in any instance where smoking is not allowed, including hospitals, railroads, the workplace, air carriers and many other places. Most alarmingly, this bill would allow landlords to prevent tenants from using ecigs in their own homes! Violators could be fined up to $500.
If you live in California and you don’t want new laws to affect the use, cost, and availability of electronic cigarettes, there is something you can do. A hearing on SB 648 is scheduled for April 17, 2013 in Sacramento . If you can, we encourage you to attend the hearing and speak out in favor of e-cigs. We will provide lunch and free bus transportation. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “I would like to speak in Sacramento” in the subject line. For those of you unable to participate, email Senate Health Committee Assistant, Alex Norring at email@example.com to tell him that you oppose SB 648. Share your story and demand that electronic cigarettes not be regulated as a tobacco product.
You have an opportunity to speak out and keep this unfair bill from becoming law. Together, we can and will be heard!