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Heads Up – News – Updates 2.9.19 – 2.15.2019

WEST VIRGINIA: (HEADS UP!) Committee passes bill that would deny adult #smoker and #vapers 18-20 access to much safer alternative #vaping products to “protect youth,” but they admit “our 18- to 21-year-olds actually purchase a small amount of tobacco.” Senate bill … Continue reading

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CASAA Speaks in Support of Modified Risk Tobacco Products at FDA

On February 6-7, 2019, the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) met to consider Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) applications submitted by Swedish Match and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. Why is this important? By way of background, federal law prohibits … Continue reading

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Heads Up – News – Updates 2.8.2019

WYOMING: (HEADS UP!) House Bill 282, first killed on Thursday then quickly revised and approved, will regulate #vaping products the same as #tobacco. On plus side, sin tax has been removed, subjecting #vaping products only to regular sales tax. Wyoming House … Continue reading

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Heads Up – News – Updates 2.7.2019

Tobacco harm reduction news for February 7, 2019. Anti-harm reduction laws in Hawaii, Oklahoma, Indiana and Colorado. COLORADO: (HEADS UP!) Bill HB 19-1033 passes in House, allowing municipalities to increase tax on #vaping products, which would also reduce affordability for adults, … Continue reading

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Heads Up – News – Updates 2.6.2019

Ashland Bans Menthol and Mint Tobacco and E-Cigarettes ILLINOIS: (HEADS UP!) @GovPritzker says he will sign law denying adult #smokers and #vapers 18-20 access to much safer alternative #vaping products. https://bit.ly/2BpRgwO UTAH: (HEADS UP!) State Rep. Paul Ray introduced HB … Continue reading

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Heads Up – News – Updates 2.5.2019

Tobacco harm reduction news for February 5, 2019. Anti-harm reduction laws in Connecticut, New Mexico, Illinois and Virginia. GENEVA, ILLINOIS: (HEADS UP!) City officials considering ordinance that would deny adult #smokers and #vapers 18-20 access to much safer alternative #vaping products. … Continue reading

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Heads Up – News – Updates 2.4.2019

Tobacco harm reduction news for February 4, 2019. Anti-harm reduction laws in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Michigan, New Mexico, Colorado, Hawaii, Ohio; US troops embrace vaping, Minnesota doesn’t see youth “vaping gateway,” headlines on youth vaping study mislead public…. IN THE … Continue reading

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Heads Up – News – Updates 2.1.2019

Tobacco harm reduction news for February 1, 2019. Anti-harm reduction laws in New York, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon, Vermont and Minnesota. Opinion column supports vaping, headlines falsely claim link to vaping health risks, focus on nicotine in pods diverts from low … Continue reading

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CASAA Submits Written Testimony in Opposition to NYC’s Proposed Flavor Ban (Int. No. 1362-2019)

On January 30, 2019, the New York City Committee on Health met to receive testimony from anti-tobacco activists, harm reduction advocates, consumers, and other stakeholders with regard to an ordinance (int. no. 1362-2019), which would ban the sale of vapor … Continue reading

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Heads Up – News – Updates 1.30.2019

Tobacco harm reduction news for January 30, 2019. Anti-harm reduction laws in Wisconsin, Vermont, Virginia, Indiana, Washington, Minnesota and Missouri. APPLETON, WISCONSIN: (CALL TO ACTION) BOH would prohibit businesses from allowing #vaping in their own establishments!WI – Appleton – Stop a … Continue reading

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