Massachusetts: Bill Would Ban E-Cigarette Sales to Minors, But Also Add E-Cigarettes to State's "Smoking" Ban --
HB 3639 HB 3726
URGENT UPDATE 7/30/14: HB 3726 is still in play. Having received a favorable recommendation from the House Committee on Health Care Financing on 7/28/14, HB 3726 is now in the House Ways and Means Committee.
CASAA has created a CQ Roll Call Campaign for Massachusetts residents to help you express opposition to HB 3726:
The first and last sentences of the email are not editable, but the body is completely editable by you. In fact, we STRONGLY encourage you to make changes to the email to reflect your views and to share your story. Personalized communications to legislators are far, far more persuasive than form letters.
If you plan to substantially edit the email, you may wish to copy the text into a word processing program and make the edits there, then copy and paste back into the CQ Roll Call email. We have had some reports that CQ Roll Call might "reset" when you keep the window open for a long time or when you open a separate browser window, causing you to lose any unique text you've added (and reverting back to the original).
In addition to sending an email through the CQ Roll Call system, we're also asking Massachusetts residents to take a moment to make two phone calls to
- You are calling with comments about HB 3726.
- You support banning e-cigarette and vapor product sales to youth.
- You oppose defining low-risk e-cigarettes as “tobacco products” for state law purposes because they shouldn't be treated the same as traditional combusible cigarettes.
- You strongly oppose banning the use of e-cigarettes where smoking is prohibited. There is no sound science to support such a ban and prohibiting e-cigarette use in public actually works against the interests of genuine public health. Property owners should be free to decide whether or not to allow e-cigarette use on their premises.