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Dear Gov. Herbert,

In March 2012, you signed into law an amendment to the Indoor Air Quality Act that, in part, banned usage of electronic cigarettes from indoor use rather than restricting the usage from specific types of businesses.

Despite your public providing documented scientific evidence on lack of harm associated with electronic cigarettes and the request from businesses to decide for themselves, you signed this into law.

I am now presenting a new study that has just been completed, which was designed in coordination with Utah Vapers to further study and document all risks surrounding indoor-electronic-cigarette usage.

To summarize the study:

- Five electronic cigarette users vaped 1.5 ml. (roughly equivalent to one pack of tobacco cigarettes) of electronic-cigarette liquid inside the room for five hours.

- Five tobacco-cigarette users smoked 19 cigarettes inside another room for five hours.

- Over the testing period, the testing equipment monitored for levels of nicotine, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), glycerine and several other substances.

The results of this study show beyond a shadow of a doubt that the risk of harm to nonusers and the quality of the air is exponentially better than what the Utah legislators and our health agencies testified about during the hearings.

This data proves there is no harm to those sharing common air space with someone vaping, and that the law has been passed based on perception over scientific fact and need.

You may review the final report which outlines in granular detail the levels of all compounds that were tested and detected at UtahVapers.com/clearstream.html.

I encourage you to share this with your scientific advisers to review the data for accuracy and fact.

Aaron Frazier
Director
Utah Vapers
Salt Lake City