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Alabama Call To Action!

Alabama Smoke-free Air Amendment of 2012

Link to SB197 and SB198

 

These bills would:

Ban the use of e-cigarettes in any public place where smoking is prohibited.

Two bills have been introduced into the Alabama State Senate which would add the use of electronic cigarettes to the definition of smoking. They have been referred to the Standing Health Committee, but have yet to be added to the agenda.

Please call, write or fax the members of the Senate Health Committee and bill sponsor/co-sponsors listed below.

 

What to say:

1. You would like them to amend definition (17) SMOKE or SMOKING to replace the last sentence of the definition with this text, “The term does not include the use of an e-cigarette or any other type of smoke-free product.”

 

2. Tell your story on how switching to an e-cigarette or smokeless tobacco has changed your life.

 

3. Explain how electronic cigarette use is easy to distinguish from actual smoking. Although some e-cigarettes resemble real cigarettes, many do not. It is easy to tell when someone lights a cigarette, from the smell of smoke. E-cigarette vapor is practically odorless, and generally any detectable odor is not unpleasant and smells nothing like smoke.

 

4. Let them know that vapor does not behave in the same manner as smoke. There is no “side stream” vapor like the side stream smoke coming from the lit end of a cigarette. There is also no ash or litter. With so little evidence of use, enforcing indoor use bans on electronic cigarettes would be nearly impossible.

 

5. Inform them that the ability to use electronic cigarettes in public spaces will actually improve public health by inspiring other smokers to switch. Surveys of thousands of users indicate that the majority of those who switch, completely replace tobacco cigarettes with the electronic cigarettes, reducing their health risks by 98-99%.

 

6. Tell them that by switching to a smokeless product, you have greatly reduced your health risks.

 

7. Direct them to the CASAA.org website for more information.

 

Contact information:

Health Committee

SENATOR GREG REED (R) Chair (Bill Co-sponsor)

5th District

State House, Room 734

11 S. Union Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7894

 

SENATOR PAUL BUSSMAN (R) Vice Chair (Bill Co-sponsor)

4th District

State House, Room 729

11 South Union Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7855

(256) 734-1700

[email protected]

 

SENATOR BILLY BEASLEY (D) (Bill Co-sponsor)

28th District

State House, Room 737

11 South Union Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7868

(334) 775-3291

 

SENATOR SLADE BLACKWELL (R)

15th District

State House, Room 733

11 South Union Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7851

(205) 396-1144

[email protected]

 

SENATOR LINDA COLEMAN (D) (Bill Co-sponsor)

20th District

State House, Room 735

11 South Union Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7864

(205) 254-2079

Fax: (205) 254-2505

[email protected]

 

SENATOR GERALD DIAL (R)

Majority Whip

13th District

State House, Room 732

11 South Union Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7874

(256) 396-5600

(256) 396-5626

 

SENATOR HARRI ANNE SMITH (I) (Bill Co-sponsor)

29th District

State House, Room 740

11 South Union Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7879

(334) 699-3208

(334) 886-2367

Fax: (334) 886-2364

[email protected]

 

SENATOR CAM WARD (R)

14th District

State House, Room 719

11 South Union Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7873

(205) 664-1066

(205) 664-6848

[email protected]

 

SENATOR J. T. “JABO” WAGGONER (R) (Bill Co-sponsor)

Senate Majority Leader

16th District

State House, Room 726

11 South Union Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7892

(205) 978-7405

Fax: (334) 242-2278

Fax: (205) 978-7406

[email protected]

 

SENATOR TOM WHATLEY (R)

27th District

State House, Room 733

11 South Union Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7865

(334) 209-0831

Fax: (334) 826-7700

 

Bill Sponsor

 

SENATOR VIVIAN DAVIS FIGURES (D)

33rd District

State House, Room 736

11 South Union Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7871

(251) 208-5480

Fax: (251) 208-5492

[email protected]

 

Additional Bill Co-sponsors

 

SENATOR RODGER MELL SMITHERMAN (D)

18th District

State House, Room 737

11 South Union Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7870

(205) 322-3768

(205) 322-0012

Fax: (205) 324-2000

[email protected]

 

SENATOR JERRY FIELDING (D)

11th District

State House, Room 735

11 South Union Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7898

 

SENATOR TAMMY IRONS (D)

1st District

State House, Room 737

11 S. Union Street

Montgomery, AL 36130

(334) 242-7888

(256) 335-3600

(256) 766-9201

Fax: (256) 766-9220

[email protected]

 

SENATOR BOBBY SINGLETON (D)

24th District

State House, Room 735

11 South Union Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

Phone: (334) 242-7935

Fax: (334) 242-7191

[email protected]

 

SENATOR QUINTON T. ROSS, Jr. (D)

26th District

State House, Room 735

11 South Union Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7880

(334) 280-2963

Fax: (334) 353-9625

[email protected]

 

SENATOR DEL MARSH (R)

President Pro Tempore

12th District

State House, Room 722

11 South Union Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7877

(256) 237-1931

(256) 237-8647

Fax: (256) 237-1579

 

SENATOR MARC KEAHEY (D)

22nd District

State House, Room 738

11 South Union Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36130

(334) 242-7843

(251) 275-3541

(251) 275-3127

[email protected]

 

Comma separated email list:

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Semi-colon separated email list:

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Source: http://www.casaa.org/CTA/article.asp?articleID=232&l=a&p
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