An Open Letter to the Allegheny County Council Regarding E-Cigarettes

By: UPMC CancerCenter and UPCI Council

In advance of Monday’s Allegheny County Council Committee on Health & Human Services’ consideration of a proposed regulation to bring laws regarding e-cigarettes in line with traditional smoking laws, the 39-member UPMC CancerCenter and University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Council wrote a letter to council in strong support of the regulation.

In an effort to better explain the UPCI and UPMC CancerCenter Council’s stance, council members are making their letter public. The council is made up of leaders in the region who advise and support the executive management of UPCI and UPMC CancerCenter in advancing the understanding of cancer, developing innovative methods of cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and providing state-of-the-art cancer care. Protecting people against cancer is their priority, and the proposed Allegheny County e-cigarette regulation is in line with that goal.

Do you agree with the UPCI and UPMC CancerCenter Council’s support for these regulations? Contact Allegheny County Council before Feb. 6 to make your support heard.