Hey everyone, I've asked a bunch of vendors to get this out to their customers in New York City / the five boroughs. We need the stores to drive phone calls to reps BEYOND those on the Health Committee. By not having the Health Committee vote until next week, they are intentionally trying to minimize opposition to other council members. We need to hammer this.
Suggestion: Use below for subject line as well as headline of e-mail URGENT: STOP NEW YORK CITY FROM BANNING E-CIGS!!
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adult consumer, we try to not overfill your email inbox with messages. However, we knew you would be interested in the proposed
ban on use of e-cigarettes in New York City
and hope you would oppose the ban by helping educate your City Council member about e-cigarettes. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and several members of the New York City Council plan to quickly pass an ordinance that would ban e-cigarette use in both indoor and outdoors locations. Essentially, you would be once again treated like a smoker and forced to vacate anyplace where smoking traditional cigarettes is banned. We believe this goes too far and there is no credible justification for this new law. It also might encourage many vapers to simply take up smoking again, which is clearly not good for the health of the people they serve. Supporters of the ban are hoping to have the full Council vote on this ordinance at their meeting on
Thursday, December 19th
at 1:30 PM at City Hall (260 Broadway), when most New Yorkers are distracted by the winter holidays. That is why it is critically important that you contact the New York City Council Members by email, by phone, and (if possible) in person. Please share this message with anyone who might share your interest in opposing this e-cigarette ban.