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An Introduction to e- Cigarettes

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An introduction to c-Cigarettes, establishing a policy on vaping and e-cigarettes in the workplace.

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An Introduction to e- Cigarettes

  1. 1. AN INTRODUCTION TO E-CIGARETTES CONSIDERING TOBACCO FREE WORK SITES
  2. 2. My story….and the cloud of smoke that changed my life
  3. 3. • Tobacco is still the SINGLE greatest cause of disease and premature death in America today and is responsible for more than 430,000 deaths each year.
  4. 4. • Approximately 1/3 of all tobacco users in this county will die prematurely because of their dependence on tobacco.
  5. 5. Wisconsin’s Statewide Smoke‐Free Air Law State Statute 101.123, Wisconsin Act 12 Definitions: Place of Employment: any indoor place that employees enter carrying out their work duties such as office, work area, employee lounge, restroom, conference room, meeting room, classroom, elevator, stairway, lobby, common area, vehicle, cafeteria, meeting room, or hallway. Public Place: any place open to the public or where the public may be invited Enclosed Place: a structure or area that has a roof and more than two substantial walls Substantial Wall: a wall with no opening or with an opening that either does not allow air in from the outside or is less than 25 percent (25%) of the wall’s surface area Smoking: a cigar, cigarette, pipe or other lighted smoking equipment (Note: E‐cigarettes are not included)
  6. 6. Photo source: http://www.trinketsandtrash.org/
  7. 7. We wont get fooled again - The Who 1971
  8. 8. E-CIGARETTES INCLUDE:
  9. 9. • More than 70% of current smokers would like to quit, and if they do, the result will be both immediate and long term health improvements for them and for YOU, the employer.
  10. 10. Photo source: http://www.trinketsandtrash.org/
  11. 11. EXAMPLE OF AN E-CIGARETTE Photo source: http://www.legacyforhealth.org/
  12. 12. TOP 6 REASONS TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT E-CIGARETTES
  13. 13. #1) E-CIGARETTES GIVE OFF MORE THAN JUST “WATER VAPOR.” Photo source: http://www.trinketsandtrash.org/
  14. 14. #2) E-CIGARETTES CAN UNDERMINE CLEAN INDOOR AIR POLICIES BY MAKING ENFORCEMENT CONFUSING. Photo source: http://www.trinketsandtrash.org/
  15. 15. #3) THERE ARE NO REGULATIONS ON THE MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF E-CIGARETTES TO PROTECT CONSUMERS. Photo source: http://www.trinketsandtrash.org/
  16. 16. #4) E-CIGARETTES ARE NOT APPROVED BY THE FDA TO HELP SMOKERS QUIT. Photo source: http://www.trinketsandtrash.org/
  17. 17. #5) E-CIGARETTE USERS OFTEN CONTINUE TO ALSO SMOKE REGULAR CIGARETTES. Photo source: http://www.trinketsandtrash.org/
  18. 18. #6) E-CIGARETTES APPEAL TO YOUTH.
  19. 19. #6) E-CIGARETTES APPEAL TO YOUTH. Photo source: NY Times
  20. 20. Dr Fiori UW Madison CTRI
  21. 21. KEY POINTS • E-cigarettes aren’t good for our air or our kids • E-cigarettes haven’t been proven to be safe • Unregulated marketing, sale and distribution is driving demand • Cessation claims are unproven
  22. 22. WHAT CAN YOU DO? • Educate your employees • Revisit your workplace tobacco policy • Be part of the solution - join us!
  23. 23. RESOURCES AND SUPPORT • Tobwis.org

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