Tobacco harm reduction news for March 13, 2019. Calls to Action in Minnesota. Anti tobacco harm reduction laws in Illinois, Colorado, Washington, New Hampshire, Nevada. FDA releases vapor flavoring guidelines and changed deadline.
MINNESOTA: (CALL TO ACTION!) Without any evidence of risk to bystanders, HF 349 prohibit businesses from allowing #vaping in their property, remove incentive for #smokers to switch. Vote Is Scheduled For TOMORROW, March 14. Click link to take action NOW!
MN – VOTE NO on HF 349, an Indoor Vaping Ban!
IN THE NEWS: (FDA) Agency releases draft guidance on #vaping flavors, moves up pre-market application deadline by a year (for flavors other than tobacco-, mint-, and menthol-flavored products) to 8-8-2021, gives 30 days comment period.
Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on advancing new policies aimed at preventing youth access to, and appeal of, flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and cigars
ILLINOIS: (UPDATE) House Bill 345, denying early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to the much safer alternative #vaping & #smokefree products that could actually eliminate #smoking, passed by a vote of 82-31 Tuesday. It now moves to the Illinois Senate.
Illinois House passes Tobacco 21 bill
ASPEN, COLORADO: (HEADS UP) City plans to ban flavored #vaping & #smokefree #tobacco products, reducing product’s appeal to adult #smokers and #vapers and an important and incentive to switch to far safer alternative products.
City to ban all flavored tobacco, nicotine products in Aspen
SKAGIT COUNTY, WASHINGTON: (HEADS UP!) Without any evidence of risk to bystanders, County wants law to prohibit businesses from allowing #vaping in their property, “hope” #vapers outside will somehow dissuade youth use. PUBLIC HEARING April 9th @ 2PM.
County considers ban on public smoking, vaping
WINCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE: (UPDATE) Voters wisely REJECT proposed law that would have denied early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to the much safer alternative #vaping & #smokefree products that could actually eliminate #smoking.
Winchester voters snuff out proposal to raise tobacco age
NEVADA: (HEADS UP!) SB263 (Sen. Julia Ratti, D-Sparks) would sin tax #vaping products at same 30% rate, raising cost to #smokers, thereby removing savings incentive to switch to far safer alternatives to #smoking.
Vaping tax, bumpstock ban bills introduced in Nevada Legislature
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