MI: E-cigarettes are Tobacco Products

Recipients

  • State Senator Lana L. Theis
  • State Senator Paul Wojno
  • State Senator Ruth Johnson
  • State Senator Dan Lauwers
  • State Senator Aric Nesbitt
  • State Senator Jeremy A. Moss
  • State Senator Dayna Polehanki
  • State Senator Curt VanderWall
  • State Senator Dale W. Zorn

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Message

Oppose Senate Bills 106 and 155

Dear [Decision Maker],

As a Michigan constituent and volunteer with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, I am writing to ask you to vote no on Senate Bills 106 and 155. These bills take away protections for all Michiganders, allowing these e-cigarettes to continue to harm our children.

Michigan's tobacco regulations have been the cornerstone of protecting our kids from the dangers of tobacco. Soon you will be hearing testimony on this legislation that would create a special class for e-cigarettes in Michigan. This bad legislation creates loopholes, exempting e-cigarettes from the full regulations that other tobacco products have.

E-cigarettes should be defined as tobacco products.

Senate Bill 106 leaves many of the protections our children count on today on the table. Creating a special classification only creates a precedent that could lead to further opportunities to harm our children. Senate Bill 155 is in the same boat. On the federal level tamper proofing is the law and it is controlled as a tobacco product, using the "Vapor Product" definition only creates an opportunity to confusion and possible legal action.

I want you to know that you can go further and support legislation that would define these products as tobacco products rather than creating special classifications for what the federal government already classifies as a tobacco product. Creating a special classification is not special at all.

Please oppose Senate Bills 106 and 155. Then take a step back and take the time to really dive into this issue. Protect our children from these products the right way by defining e-cigarettes as tobacco. This will ensure that the protections our children count on today will be available and enforced.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]