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Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department -- E-Cigarette E-Mails April 2011 Part 1

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department -- E-Cigarette E-Mails April 2011 Part 1

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From:
KirstenFrandsen
To:
BruceRytkonen
 
TutreciaGilesHannaZarellijackson
 
SamanthaYeun
Date:
4/4/20119:51:38AM
Subject:
E-cigsandSIPPregulations
Goodmorning,OnThursdayafternoonlastweek,SteveandItalkedaboutatimelineforthee-cigsandSIPPregulations.Apparently,Dr.ChenwouldliketoseebothoftheseregulationspassedattheMay4
th
boardmeeting.Thatleavesuswithabout4weekstogeteverythingdone.GregJacoby(legalcounsel)isworkingontheregulationlanguagebutwehaveotherthingsthatweneedtodotoprepareforthis.DoyouhavesometimetomeetthisAMtodiscuss?IknowthatTutriciaisoutonvacationbutiftherestofuscouldmeet,thatwouldbegreat.I’llsendoutameetingrequestshortly.Thanks,Kirsten
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From:
SteveMarek 
To:
BridgetVandeventer 
 
Date:
4/4/20111:04:00PM
Subject:
Fw:AnInvitationtoTheVaporium
Anyideas?
From
:AnthonyChen
Sent
:Friday,April01,201109:30PM
To
:SteveMare
Subject
:Re:AnInvitationtoTheVaporium
Theyaredoingagoodjobhijackingthemessageandmakingusplaycatchup.Howcanwegetaheadofthecurve?AC
From
:SteveMare
Sent
:Friday,April01,201108:46PM
To
:KirstenFrandsen;FrankDibiase;AnthonyChen
Subject
:FW:AnInvitationtoTheVaporium
fyi
From:
SmokinJo[mailto:thevaporium@yahoo.com]
Sent:
Friday,April01,20113:42PM
To:
BarbaraGelman;DickMuri;JakeFey;MarilynStrickland;PatMcCarthy;PatriciaJohnson;RebeccaSullivanMD;RonLucas;TerryLee;VictoriaWoods
Cc:
SteveMare
Subject:
AnInvitationtoTheVaporium
Hello,MynameisKimThompson,IamtheownerofTheVaporiuminLakewoodwherewearededicatedtoasmoke-freeenvironment.Iamwritingtoextendaninvitationtovisitourshoptoseefirsthandhowelectroniccigaretteswork.IopenedthisshopinJanuary2011duetomysuccessquittinga20+yearsmokinghabitthroughtheuseof smoke-lesse-cigs.Sinceopening,wehavesoldover150starterkitstosmokersthatwantedtoridthemselvesof thenegativehealtheffectscausedbycigarettes.Oursuccessoverthelast3monthsisdirectlyconnectedtothesuccessrateofourclients;approximately40%ofourbusinesscomesfromreferralsofthosewhohavebeentriumphantineitherquittingordramaticallyreducingtheamounttheysmoke.Wehearpositivestorieseverydayfromthosewhohavestartedvapingandconsequentlystoppedsmoking.Themajorityofourclientsrangefrom35-60yearsofageandhavesmokedforover20years.Allofthemhavereportedtohavingtriedseveraltimesandseveralwaystoquitsmokingwithzerosuccessuntilusingourproducts.Asofyet,notonee-cigarettesalehasbeentoanon-smokerthatdecidedtostartvaping.Althoughthereiscurrentlynoregulationrestrictingusfromsellingtominors,wedonotandwillnoteversellthisproducttoaminor;minorsarenotallowedonpremiseunlessaccompaniedbyanadultguardian.ItismyunderstandingthatPierceCountyiscurrentlydiscussingregulatingelectroniccigarettes.Iamstronglyinfavorofregulation.Recently,SpokaneCountyimplementedthoughtfulregulationofe-cigarettes,banningthemfromminorsandonschoolproperty.IbelievethistobeaccuratedecisionmakingonthepartofSpokaneCountyandwouldliketoseethissamerulingtakeplaceinPierceCounty.Ithasbeenmypersonalexperiencethatallowingadultstovaporizeinpublicdoesnotencouragesmokerstolightupnordoesitencouragenon-smokersorminorstostartvaping.Onthecontrary,vapinginpublic(especiallyinbars
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andrestaurantsthatcatertoadults)bringsawarenesstothosewhomayotherwisenotbeexposedtoe-cigarettes.Partofmymarketingstrategyistobewheresmokersareinordertoenlightenthemtothisamazingtechnology.WhensmokersseemevapinginsideitimmediatelydawnsonthemthatIamvapingasmokelessdevicewhichleadsthemtoquestiontheproductandmysuccesswithelectroniccigarettes.Manyofourclientsstartvapingsimplyasanalternativetosmokingsothattheycanstayinside;thisgenerallyleadsthemtostartvapinginallaspectsoftheirdailylifeinsteadoflightingup.Iamsensitivetothefactthatnoonewantstoglamorizenicotineandpotentiallycreateanatmospherethatencourageschildrentostartsmokingorvaping.However,Idonotbelievethatallowingasmoke-lessdeviceinsidedoesthis.Currently,smokersarerelegatedtooutdoorareaswheretheyarereadilyseenbymanypeopleincludingtheyouth.WhileitistruethatsomeVapersmaycontinuetovape,manyothersdousethisproducttoweenthemselvesoffofnicotineandconsequentlyquittsmokingandvaporizingaltogether.Thisisourhopeforpeoplewhoarecurrentlybattlingthisaddictivehabit.Quittingisdifficult,soanythingwecandotomakeswitchingtovaporizationmoreattractiveWILLproducenon-smokers.Ifthecountyweretobantheuseofthisproductinpublicitwouldgreatlyreducethenumberofsmokersthatwouldbewillingtotryit.TosendanewVaperoutdoorswiththesmokerswilllikelyresultinrelapse.Iamveryproudoftheworkwedo.Wehavebeenabigpartofpositivelyeffectingthelivesandhealthofthoseinourcommunity;notonlythosewhosmokebutthosenearestthesmokers;thisproducteliminatesthedangersof second-handcarcinogens.Thereisnosmoke/carcinogens,ashes,orbuttsthatliterourstreets,vehicles,orhomes.Itistruethatnicotineisanaddictivesubstancejustascaffeineisaddictivehowever,onesaddictiontonicotinedoesnotcauseotherstobeaddictedsimplybywitnessingtheactofvaping.Aftermuchresearchandspeculation,IamunabletocomeupwithanysupportiveinformationthatwouldjustifyabanofthekindthatKingCountyhasimplemented.IamproudtobeamemberofsocietywithinPierceCounty,andhaveneverfeltthatKingCountyandtheirjudgmentsweresuperiortoours.BelowIhaveincludedinformationallinksthathelptouncoverthetruestorybehindsmoke-lesselectroniccigarettes.Pleasefeelfreetocomeandvisitorcontactmeatanytimewithanyconcernsorquestions.Ithankyouforyourtimeandconsiderationregardingthisveryimportantmatter.Wealsoencourageyoutoforwardthistoanyonethatyoubelievewouldbeinterestedinorbenefitfromthisinformation.YoursTruly,KimThompsonTheVaporium10626BridgeportWaySWLakewood,WA253-973-VAPE(8273)
ElectronicCigarettesShowPromiseasaSmokingCessationTool:NewStudyFindsE-CigarettesMayBeMoreEffectiveThanNRTforQuittingSmoking
Source:Dr.Siegel,ProfessorintheDepartmentofCommunityHealthSciences,BostonUniversityTheRestoftheStory;http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com
E-CigarettesMayHelpSmokersQui
Sources:MichaelEriksen,ScD,Director,InstituteofPublicHealth,GeorgiaStateUniversity,Atlanta.MichaelBSiegel,MD,MPH,professorcommunityhealthsciences,BostonUniversitySchoolofPublicHealthWebMD.com;http://www.webmd.com
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