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Letter for people to send to Quinn to remove the ecig legislation from this year’s agenda and why she should do it.
DATE Speaker Christine Quinn 224 West 30th Street, Suite 1206 New York, NY 10001 Via-email: firstname.lastname@example.org Re: Proposed Electronic Cigarettes Regulation Dear Speaker Quinn: I am submitting this letter in opposition to Int 1210-2013, a local law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the regulation of electronic cigarettes. This regulation would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in any location where the use of tobacco cigarettes are banned. I believe that this ban is premature and unreasonable. Electronic cigarettes are completely distinct from tobacco cigarettes; therefore, they should be regulated differently. I urge you to remove this bill from this year’s agenda and wait until the next administration, when more information will be available. The long-term effects of electronic cigarettes are currently unknown, so any passage of this type of regulation would be hasty in nature. At this time, all studies are simply postulations and there are clearly arguments for either side of this issue. Therefore, it would be incredibly premature to treat electronic cigarettes similarly to tobacco, until more substantial information is made available. I urge you to wait until the federal government has finally issued their own studies and to regulate this device commensurate with harm. I hope you will consider the seriousness of this matter and the significant amount of New Yorkers this ban will affect in the long-run. This piece of legislation should be removed from the agenda and put on hold for the next administration to deal with – it has been too hurriedly set in motion with little time to actually consider the best way to regulate this device for the public good. I urge you to remove the current version of the bill from the agenda and put in place new legislation to regulate this device commensurate with harm, separate and distinct from tobacco. Thank you. Sincerely,
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