From: Julia Darley
To:
Subject: HB112 E-Cigs need to be regulated
Date: Thu Feb 20 23:43:58 MST 2014
Body:
Dear Representative:

You are busy, and so am I. I don't usually 'waste time' sending emails I don't know if will even be right by the eyes intended, but being a Health Educator, and fighting my own battle on WSU campus, feel like this is important enough to pass on:

E-Cigs need to be regulated, and kept from youth. So p lease VOTE YES on HB-112 “Regulation of Electronic Cigarettes.” 

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.

Getting Cigarettes off out of mouths and off campus' is hard enough. Let's no start another war on another, just-as-addictive substance. 


Thank you.



Sincerely,


Julia Darley 


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Julia Darley B.S., CHES
Student Wellness Coordinator 
 Weber State University  | SB 210A
Student Wellness