Contact your TD to Share Your Vaping Story

Contact your TD to Share Your Vaping Story

Tell your TD the Health Committee Must Listen to Vapers

Tell your TD the Health Committee Must Listen to Vapers

All of us who vape to quit smoking need to make sure Government knows how important vaping was in our fight against tobacco. Vapers are tobacco quitters not starters.

As the Health Committee evaluates the Tobacco and Nicotine Inhaling Products Bill, it is important that vapers’ voices are heard.

So, we ask if you will write to your local TDs and Senators and tell them your vaping story.

Consider these message points for your letter: 

  • Share your story about how vaping has helped you quit smoking.
  • Share why vaping worked for you.
  • Share how your health has improved.
  • Including us in this process will make sure that false statements about flavoured vapes can be corrected by the people who vape to quit tobacco. 

Scroll below the form to view a sample letter.

Use the form below to send a letter to your TDs:

  • Put your contact details in the Name and Email fields
  • Use the drop-down menu to select your constituency
  • Add your own comments or story to the editable text box
  • Add your name at the end of the letter
  • Hit submit and your letter will be sent directly to the inboxes of the TDs in your constituency (the Health Committee will also be copied on your response)

Alternatively, if you would prefer to contact your local TD directly you can find their contact details here.

Tell your TD your story

Sample letter sent to Dublin TDs from a Dublin vaper

Dear Deputy,

As a vaper trying to quit smoking, I want to share my story while the Health Committee evaluates the Tobacco and Nicotine Inhaling Products Bill.

Including vapers’ voices in this process will make sure that false statements about flavoured vapes can be corrected by the people who vape to quit tobacco.

My health and increasing costs of feed my smoking habit, forced me to give up cigarettes.  I was buying 20 cigarettes a day and I could not afford €100 a week to buy them. I also suffered with my breathing, having smoked for over 15 years. The doctor kept telling me to quit smoking. But I did not have the willpower. 

I had to quit. But it was very difficult. I tried the patches and the gums, but they did not work.

Six years ago, a vape shop opened in the area, and I decided to give it a go. Vaping worked for me because the vape was just like holding a cigarette. The flavours helped me as I could not stand the taste of tobacco after a few weeks. 

People use vapes to give up smoking and save money. I am now spending €16 a week instead of €100 on cigarettes. That makes a big difference to me in paying the bills. Vaping has given myself and my son a new lease of life. I have better health and wealth having quit tobacco. And I am one of 200,000 who will tell you the same story. So please ask the Government to leave vaping alone and give vapers a chance to share our stories with the Health Committee.

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