Former U.S. Surgeon General urges NYC not to include e-cigarettes in NYC’s smoking ban.


December 11, 2013

Hon. Albert Vann

New York City Council
613-619 Throop Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Dear Councilmember:

My name is Richard Carmona, and I served as the 17th Surgeon General of the United States. I write to ask for your personal support in declining to include electronic cigarettes in the Smoke Free Air Act. I am extremely concerned, as set forth below, that
such an effort, if successful, could do tremendous harm to what is emerging as the most promising weapon yet in the fight against tobacco-related illness and death.
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