From: Kelly Guymon
To: David Lifferth, Jack Draxler, Curt Webb, Jacob Anderegg, Ryan Wilcox, Gage Froerer, Jeremy Peterson, Dixon Pitcher, Richard Greenwood, Curtis Oda, Steve Handy, Roger Barrus, Jim Nielson, Doug Sagers, Susan Duckworth, Joel Briscoe, Angela Romero, Brian King, Lee Perry, Janice Fisher, Larry Wiley, Craig Hall, Johnny Anderson, Mark A. Wheatley, Patrice Arent, Carol Moss, Eric Hutchings, Jim Dunnigan, Lynn Hemingway, Daniel McCay, Jim Bird, Earl Tanner, Steve Eliason, Marie Poulson, Ken Ivory, Keven John Stratton, Robert Spendlove, Richard Cunningham, John Knotwell, Kraig Powell, John G. Mathis, Kay Christofferson, Jon Cox, Val Peterson, Dana Layton, Keith Grover, Jon Stanard, Francis Gibson, Michael Mckell, Marc Roberts, Merrill Nelson, Jerry Anderson, Kay Mciff, Brad Last, John Westwood, mnoel, Lowry Snow, Paul Ray, LaVar Christensen, Stewart Barlow, Rebecca Houck, Tim Cosgrove, Brian Greene, Mike Kennedy, Ronda Menlove, Edward Redd, Rebecca Lockhart, Brad Dee, Greg Hughes, Don Ipson, Melvin Brown, Brad Wilson, Dean Sanpei, Jennifer M. Seelig, rchouch,
Subject: HB-112
Date: Mon Feb 24 03:31:59 MST 2014
Body:
Dear Representative: I am asking you to vote Yes on HB-112.  I support this bill because I feel that something must be done in legislation to protect children from the e-cigarette epidemic.  You know the facts about the substantial rise in usage among youth.  This law will help regulate this specific industry and will ensure those who sell these products are licensed.  The requirement to be licensed will also allow local health agencies to monitor sales and restrict licensing privileges if sales are done to minors. HB-112 is about preventing youth access to an addictive tobacco product. Based on UDOH and CDC data: 1.     Kids’s use of e-cigarettes in Utah has tripled from 2011 to 2013 (while rest of the country has only doubled) 2.     Despite having no legal access to e-cigarettes, Utah youth are three times more likely to report current use than adults. 3.     Nearly one-third of Utah youth who use e-cigarettes report that they never tried conventional cigarettes. 4.     E-cigarettes are the preferred tobacco products for Utah kids.  In some areas, as many as 20% of children use e-cigarettes regularly. 5.     All the major cigarette companies are now in the e-cigarette business. Our kids deserve to not be targeted by the tobacco industry with products that are designed to addict children. Please help protect Utah kids by voting YES on HB-112 to require a retail license for e-cigarettes sales and product standards for these currently unregulated, addictive products. Sincerely, Kelly Guymon State Delegate