Call to Action: Washington D.C. City Council E-Cigarette Usage Ban Proposal

Call to Action: Washington D.C. City Council E-Cigarette Usage Ban Proposal -- Bill 20-233 (Hearing November 


Washington D.C. City Council members are trying to equate vaping with "smoking" and we need your help to stop it. 

Bill 20-233, which the authors have preposterously named the "Electronic Cigarette Parity Amendment Act of 2013," would ban e-cigarette use everywhere smoking is banned, including in outdoor areas.  A hearing will be held on Bill 20-233 before the Committee on Health at 11 AM on Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Room 412 of the D.C. Council building (1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.). 

Those who wish to testify should contact Rayna Smith, Committee Director, at (202) 741-2111 or via e-mail at and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged, but not required, to submit 15 copies of written testimony. If submitted by the close of business on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, the testimony will be distributed to Councilmembers before the hearing. Witnesses should limit their testimony to four minutes; less time will be allowed if there are a large number of witnesses.


If you may be able to attend this important hearing, please respond to this e-mail. 

Regardless of whether you can attend, please reach out to the Council members and encourage them to vote NO on Bill 20-233. Please see below for details.
You can read the proposed bill here.  If the bill is passed by the Health Committee, it will not become law, but instead continue through the legislative process.  Most likely it would go before the full D.C. City Council.

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