Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Point & Click Activism

It's easy as 1-2-3 to get involved and make a difference!

Here are three ways you can help just by clicking a link and completing a form online.

Sign the Petition at Whitehouse.gov

Recognize electronic cigarettes as an effective alternative to smoking and support job creation in this new industry.

Electronic cigarettes have just begun to capture the attention of the American public, 24% of whom are regular cigarette smokers. This new technology has shown promise in reducing the adverse health effects associated with smoking, while delivering an experience that can satisfy the cravings which make quitting so difficult. It's no secret that smoking accounts for nearly $100 billion dollars in healthcare costs annually- not to mention the productivity lost when smokers fall ill or pass away due to smoking related diseases. The administration's support for this emerging technology would pave the way for reducing the societal costs of smoking, while creating jobs in a new sector which has grown significantly in the past two years. Support job creation and deficit reduction by signing now!

Join Popvox and OPPOSE the Bill to Raise Taxes on all Tobacco Products

What's your position on the Saving Lives by Lowering Tobacco Use Act?


Please create an account at Popvox and OPPOSE this bill. It is a camouflaged attempt to increase the tax on safer alternatives to tobacco, including e-cigarettes, to the same as or more than cigarettes, and to increase that tax every year - inserted within a disabilities education Act amendment in order to hide it.

Please create an account - login - OPPOSE the Bill. Thank you.

Former Smokers: Share your best quitting tips with The Doctors for a chance to be featured in USA Weekend magazine!

E-cigarettes were favorably reviewed by the television show, the Doctors, back in 2009 before all the controversy.

Now, the show is asking people who recently quit smoking to share what worked. If all the folks who posted a story in this sub-forum were to submit their story to the show, the sheer volume of numbers would guarantee that they would take another look at e-cigarettes and tell the story from the consumer's viewpoint instead of the viewpoint being promoted by those who want us to "quit or die" (e.g., AMA, FDA, ALA, AHA, ACS, CFTK, ASH, etc, etc.)

BTW: Even if you haven't fully quit smoking, if you have reduced the number of cigarettes per day by 50% or more, that's worth talking about, too, especially if you are working toward eventually reducing to zero cigarettes per day.

Recent research shows that reduction can be a step toward eventual complete quitting, and some folks just need more time than others.

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