URGENT MESSAGE TO VAPERS - SBX2-5
The Vaping Industry is in a DIRE Situation, and We REALLY Need Your Help!
SBX 2-5 has passed in California. This bill would treat vaping hardware and e-juices as tobacco products. This would eliminate online sales, eliminate the ability to sample e-liquids at your local vape shop, raise the vaping age to 21-years-old, and add an insane amount of taxes for all vaping products. It would essentially destroy the vaping industry.
You may think that your voice will not be heard, but believe us it WILL! The Governor can still veto this bill, and will be inclined to do so if enough people call.
PLEASE DO YOUR PART TO SUPPORT OUR INDUSTRY, AS IT IS IN GRAVE DANGER AT THE MOMENT!!!
The BEST thing you can do is pick up your phone, and call the governor’s office.
Here is the number: 916-445-2841
Here are some suggestions on what you can say:
- First and foremost, you must express that you want Governor Jerry Brown to VETO SBX 2-5.
- Express how vaping has changed your life for the better.
- Express the damaging consequences this will have for California’s economy.
- Explain how many businesses will be shut down and the thousands upon thousands of people who will lose their jobs as a result of this bill.
You can also send them an email. To do so, visit this link:
- At the top, select “Have Comment.”
- Fill in your name and email address.
- Select that you want a reply.
- Click “Continue.”
- At the top of the message box, select “Con.”
- For the body of the email, you can write your own message, or copy and paste the following:
Dear Governor Brown,
I would like to express my deep concern over SBX 2-5 that recently passed. This bill would have horrible consequences on many levels. First, it would present an immense barrier for smokers who are seeking an alternative to cigarettes. Although there are no definitive tests that have yet been conducted by the FDA, several comprehensive studies, such as the one administered by Public Health England (PHE), have demonstrated that electronic cigarettes are 95% less harmful than analog cigarettes. To frustrate the ability of smokers to readily access electronic cigarettes, particularly online, would be a grave disservice to the citizens of California.
SBX 2-5 would also detriment one of the, if not the, most rapidly-growing area of the economy—vaping and electronic cigarettes. Products are being manufactured and sold within the United States, which is particularly important given the constant reduction in the manufacturing sector of the United States. Thousands upon thousands of jobs will be eliminated as a result of this bill. Countless families will suffer along with the economy.
Allowing SBX 2-5 to materialize would be damaging to many businesses, in addition to those within the vaping industry. The elimination of these companies would affect landlords who rent space to vaping companies, packaging supply companies they purchase from, utility companies, office supply companies, bottle and container manufactures, shipping carriers, and an endless array of others.
I strongly urge you to veto this ludicrous bill. Although some level of oversight is needed and welcomed, unnecessarily drastic measures such as SBX 2-5 will do nothing more than damage an already fragile economy, and hinder the ability of smokers to find a safer alternative.
YOU CAN ALSO SEND A LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO CONTACT THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE IN ONE OF THE WAYS LISTED ABOVE. BELIEVE US, YOUR VOICE DOES MATTER TREMENDOUSLY!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this letter. We wholeheartedly hope that you will consider vetoing SBX 2-5.
Vapor Authority, Inc
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