From: Caren Smith
To: Ronda Menlove, David Lifferth, Jack Draxler, Edward Redd, Curt Webb, Jacob Anderegg, Ryan Wilcox, Gage Froerer, Jeremy Peterson, Dixon Pitcher, Brad Dee, Richard Greenwood, Paul Ray, Curtis Oda, Brad Wilson, Steve Handy, Stewart Barlow, Roger Barrus, Jim Nielson, Becky Edwards, Doug Sagers, Susan Duckworth, Jennifer M. Seelig, Rebecca Houck, Joel Briscoe, Angela Romero, Mike Kennedy, Brian King, Lee Perry, Janice Fisher, Larry Wiley, LaVar Christensen, Craig Hall, Johnny Anderson, Mark A. Wheatley, Patrice Arent, Carol Moss, Eric Hutchings, Jim Dunnigan, Lynn Hemingway, Daniel McCay, Jim Bird, Earl Tanner, Tim Cosgrove, Steve Eliason, Marie Poulson, Ken Ivory, Keven John Stratton, Robert Spendlove, Richard Cunningham, Greg Hughes, John Knotwell, Melvin Brown, Kraig Powell, John G. Mathis, Kay Christofferson, Brian Greene, Jon Cox, Val Peterson, Dana Layton, Keith Grover, Jon Stanard, Dean Sanpei, Rebecca Lockhart, Francis Gibson, Michael Mckell, Marc Roberts, Merrill Nelson, Jerry Anderson, Kay Mciff, Brad Last, John Westwood, mnoel, Lowry Snow, Don Ipson,
Subject: Please reject Hb122 Electronic Cigarette Regulation - Sponsor: Rep. Ray
Date: Wed Feb 19 02:42:09 MST 2014
Body:

My name is Caren Smith, I am asking that you reject the house bill proposed by Rep. Ray. I was a smoker for the better part of 23 years. I have tried quitting on my own will power and have been unable to maintain a smoke free life style. I found vaping, with the aid of the e-cigarette devices I have stopped buying cigarettes and I am currently enjoying a smoke free life style for the last month and I don't see myself returning to analog cigarettes.

E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco nor are they an invention of "BIG TOBACCO".  E-cigarettes have been around since 1963, when Herbert A Gilbert patented a device described as "a smokeless non-tobacco cigarette" that involved "replacing burning tobacco and paper with heated, moist, flavor air." This device heated the nicotine solution and produced stream.

For those who do not have brick & mortar locations will be forced to return to a habit that has been proven to be deadly. Online sales are the only way those in rural, remote locations will be able to maintain a tobacco free life style.

I agree that there needs to be penalties for those who allow minors to purchase these devices, just as there are for selling liquor, cigarettes or ammunition to minors. There is no need to increase to age limit to 21 from 19 years old. These minors are being enabled by their parents, so instead of parenting a state as a whole apply more pressure to them.


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Caren Smith