This is a message from Gregory Conley. There is no reason for me to add anything or paraphrase this, I will just post what Greg has put out there. All I can add is, WOW! This is pretty damn big. If this passes it will be a big blow to the e-cig industry.
PLEASE STAND UP NEW YORK!
URGENT: NEW YORK STATE TRYING TO BAN E-LIQUID SALES TO ADULTS!
As a customer of ours, we try to not overfill your email inbox with messages. However, we knew you would be interested to know that a critical vote will be taking place in the New York State Assembly very soon on a bill that would ban the sale of e-liquid to adults in the State of New York!
No, you did not read that wrong. Prohibitionists in the New York Senate want to make it a crime for a business to sell e-liquid to New York adults. This bill has already passed the New York State Senate and needs to be stopped either in the Assembly or by getting Governor Cuomo to veto it.
As a company, we believe that electronic cigarettes are a smarter alternative for smokers to traditional cigarettes. We oppose measures that would punish adult consumers for making that smarter choice. We hope you would take this opportunity to educate your lawmakers that e-liquid products are a positive both for the New York economy and the welfare of smokers looking for an alternative.
As a consumer of electronic cigarettes, you know better than most that these products are NOT tobacco, are NOTHING like combustible cigarettes, and that cost and full access to them are important to you. YOUR story must be heard by the legislators to make positive change, so make sure your voice is heard!
HOW YOU CAN HELP STOP THIS BAN?
(1) Call or E-Mail Your New York Assembly Rep. IMMEDIATELY
We need vapers to immediately call or e-mail their New York State Assembly representative and ask them to vote NO on Bill A09309. Please respectfully let them know that you are a user of vaporizing products, that you vote, and that you will be looking to see how they vote on this bill. Furthermore, let them know that this will ban tens of thousands of e-cigarette products and put 100+ small businesses in the State of New York out of business almost immediately.
Find out who represents you easily by going to this page on the New York State Assembly’s website.
Please note that phone calls will have the most impact. This vote could come at any time so please act ASAP!
(2) Call or E-mail Governor Cuomo and Ask Him to Oppose the E-Liquid Ban
Please call Governor Cuomo at (518) 474-8390 (press 2 to leave a message, press 3 to speak to a live operator) or message him using this webform to ask him to publicly OPPOSE enactment of A09309 or S06939 for the same reasons as listed above.
This is the biggest threat that has faced vaping nationwide in several years. New Yorkers need to take action NOW to save this industry, its current consumers, and smokers who one day might switch to vapor products.
Thank you for your time and consideration.