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    Hi everyone and Elaine:
    I got this email, just a moment ago from Senator Ward of Alabama:

    I believe e-cigarettes have been amended out of the current bill that moved out of Senate Health Committee

    Respectfully,

    Cam Ward
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    Alabaster, Al. 35007

    Is this true and if so, then writing to them is it necessary???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa Belle View Post
    I am laughing again at myself! I see grammatical errors and bad syntax. I will edit it again. LOL
    I applaud your motive and efforts! You are trying to argue with what is coming out of politician's mouths, rather that their true intent.

    IMHO, The more we try to convince governments that, "All e-cigarette users were heavy or regular smokers who if they haven’t quit altogether 100%, most are nearly quit.", the more we are convincing them that they will be losing tobacco tax money if more e-cigs are used. I believe that fear of lost tax revenue is the driving factor behind the government's "concern" for us.

    I agree with those who prefer the term "Personal Vaporizer (PV)" rather than "e-cigarette" because "e-cigarette" allows a close association with cigarettes, although they have nothing in common except nicotine. Actually, a PV has more in common with a flashlight than a cigarette!

    I personally do not vape where I would not smoke, except in my own home and I consider this a courtesy to the public.

    I agree with the many good points you have raised, but again, I feel lost revenue overrides their happiness for our improved health. If there was something on the market that doubled the amount a person smoked, I believe they would be much less concerned about rushing to ban it.

    Again, IMHO (aka: how I see it, not necessarily the way it is).

    Keep your wick wet!
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    There are 450,000,000 people in the United States smoking cigarettes,
    There are more people smoking than populate the country?
    There's little more than 300,000,000 people in the country.
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    About 5.5 million smoke
    I just googled it. I guess I am re-writing the letter to amend my mistakes. I should call them PV's and get my facts straight. LOL and if that's not funny, it's still funny.

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    Okay there are 5.5 million smoking, a more accurate figure a big difference. I just got a second email from the Senator Cam Ward which reads:

    Yes, it has been removed. The the bill that is being moved forward is Senate Bill 198 which was substituted in committee. When that substitute was added it struck out e-cigarettes.

    Respectfully,

    Cam Ward
    State Senator
    Post Office Box 1749
    Alabaster, Alabama 35007
    205-664-1066
    334-242-7873
    Home | Cam Ward

    So does anyone know about this? I also, went to the Alabama Senate home page, and tried to look up the Bill, my search query wasn't successful.
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    If it is true it deserves celebration
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    I agree with you gumchewer.
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    The answer lies in the middle: 45.3 million adult smokers, as of the most recent CDC report.

    Adult - age 18 or over
    Smoker - had even 1 puff of smoke during the past 30 days

    (In my book, a smoker is someone who needs at least 1 cigarette every day. IMHO anyone who can go for days without smoking without going nuts isn't addicted.)

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    General tips when writing to legislators:

    Be brief. They have very short attention spans.
    Be specific. Ask for the desired action in the first paragraph. (e.g., Please OPPOSE HB ###.)
    Tell your personal story.

    It's not necessary to go into a lot of detail and statistics. You'll be lucky if they read more than three paragraphs of your letter.

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    Bullets are also helpful. If you write a paragraph with bulleted summary - sometimes you can draw the reader back to the paragraph as long as it is not to long. Note if it is to brief - it does not say anything - if it is to long - it is not worth reading. Style, content, and to the point without going over board is what works... Make the first sentence and the last sentence the most important sentences in any paragraph...
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