Take action NOW to address an epidemic among Nevada's youth

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Vote YES on SB 263

Dear [Decision Maker],

As your constituent, I want you to vote YES on SB 263, a bill that will, among other things, tax electronic cigarettes at the same rate as other tobacco products.

E-cigarette use is an epidemic among Nevada's school age population, with a 78% increase in use last year. Despite what the tobacco industry wants you to believe, e-cigarette use is NOT safe.
According to the U.S. Surgeon General, e-cigarette use poses a significant and avoidable health risk to young people in the United States. Besides increasing the possibility of addiction and long-term harm to brain development and respiratory health, e-cigarette use is associated with the use of other tobacco products that can do even more damage to the body. Even breathing e-cigarette aerosol that someone else has exhaled poses potential health risks. The aerosol from e-cigarettes is not harmless. It can contain harmful and potentially harmful chemicals, including nicotine; ultrafine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs; flavoring such diacetyl, a chemical linked to a serious lung disease; volatile organic compounds such as benzene, which is found in car exhaust; and heavy metals, such as nickel, tin, and lead.

You have the chance to make a difference to help change the course of this epidemic by voting YES on SB 263.

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