Vaping Zero Nicotine – Age to Vape Survey Thank you for participating - Vaping Zero Nicotine - Age to Vape Survey Full Name: Email: Over 18? CALL TO ACTION - SURVEY RESPONSES NEEDED The City of San Antonio is seriously looking at increasing the age on cigarettes from 18 to 21 for all the shared reasons of helping eliminate smoking among our youth. Sen. Carlos Uresti, who has actively persued legislation to increase the age statewide for over a decade, is leading the charge, encouraging local cities and counties to embrace the increase. Statewide efforts have failed so far yet support from Tobacco-21, the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, and a majority of the city council. Caught up in the age increase will be e-cigarette use, or vaping. Supporters of the increase are unable or willing to answer questions regarding the impact on zero nicotine users, especially those 18 to 20 vaping zero nicotine because they enjoy it and it keeps them from smoking. Answers are also not given for impacting 18 to 20 year olds using a small dose nicotine as part of a preventative care program for Parkinson's Disease or other uses. As part of our efforts to lead advocacy we need to capture some information and we need to do it soon. We know the answers yet their question will surely be, how many are impacted that vape zero nicotine? Also, why are adults who quit smoking and still vape at zero doing it? This brief survey will help us gather data to present to local media, city councilmembers and other interested groups or individuals. We strongly believe any law raising the vaping age to 21 violates a fundamental liberty to vape and the freedom to accept adult responsibility in exercising our liberty. In Texas, it also violates TX Health and Safety Code definition for an adult under Section 313, passed into law in 1993. We thank you for your participation. Ready to begin? Yes NoWhat is your current age? Under 18 18 - 20 21-35 35+How long have you been vaping? Less than 6 months 6 mos - 1 year 1 - 3 years More than 3 yearsHave you quit smoking or reduced tobacco use through vaping? Yes - I've quit smoking and am smoke-free Yes - I've reduced smoking with a goal to quit No - I have never smoked but do enjoy vapingWhy do you vape ZERO nicotine? I currently vape with some nicotine - my goal is to reach zero nicotine I started with a higher nicotine to reduce addiction and now vape zero due to enjoyment I use another delivery system for nicotine (patch, gum, etc.) and vape for the hand to mouth routine I never smoked and never want to so I vape zero nicotine because I do enjoy vapingWhy do you vape different flavors? I was just a kid and the cotton candy and strawberry bublegum lured me into vaping I mainly use a tobacco type mimicing what I used to taste when I smoked I got my sense of smell back and no longer can stand tobacco tastes - flavors help me stay off cigarettes I get bored with the same flavors all the time and do enjoy fun variety to keep me from smoking againDo you support raising the vaping age to 21 in San Antonio and other Texas cities? Yes No UncertainIf San Antonio or other Texas cities raise the vaping age to 21 what impact will it have on you? (choose all that apply) I'm over 18 but under 21 - it punishes me for choosing a smarter alternative I'm over 18 but under 21 - vape zero nicotine to keep from smoking - makes no sense to me I'm over 18 but under 21 - I will simply quit vaping or smoking I'm over 21 but have 18 to 20 year old children/siblings this will impact negatively I'm over 21 and fully support government's efforts to raise the vaping age to 21 I'm over 21 with no personal impact yet support adults 18-20 who want to vape Do you believe Texas and the FDA are wrong about vaping being the same as tobacco and smoking? No - doesn't the nicotine come from tobacco? No - we don't know what is in vaping, making it tobacco is safe Yes - there is absolutely no tobacco & science proves vaping is part of the answer to living smoke-free for all ages Uncertain - there is not enough data, people have not vaped long enough, marketers are liars, keep it tobacco for the next decadeFeel free to share any other comments or suggestions regarding this issue. We value your time and appreciate your opinions.