Tobacco harm reduction news for March 18, 2019. Call to Action for Robbinsdale, MN. Anti tobacco harm reduction laws in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado and Wisconsin.
ROBBINSDALE, MINNESOTA: (CALL TO ACTION!!) Deadline is March 19th for Robbinsdale residents to submit comments re: ordinance that restricting sales of flavored #vaping & #smokefree products to adult-only establishments & raise the min. age to 21! ACT NOW!
APPLETON, WI: (CALL TO ACTION) Just a reminder that the Appleton Council meeting to ban vaping everywhere, including vape shops and adults-only bars, is Wedneday, March 20th at 7 PM. It’s imperative that Appleton vape consumers show up and tell their story!
PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK: (UPDATE) Without any evidence of risk to bystanders or necessity of intervention, City bans use of #vaping products on ANY city property, including OUTDOOR SPACES like parks and sidewalks.
PENNSYLVANIA: (HEADS UP!) State Senator Mario Scavello plans to introduce a law that would likely also deny early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to the much safer alternative #vaping & #smokefree products that could actually eliminate #smoking.
OHIO: (HEADS UP!) Gov. Mike DeWine wants to deny early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to the much safer alternative #vaping & #smokefree products that could actually eliminate #smoking.
WISCONSIN: (HEADS UP!) Madison doctor, conflating vaping with “tobacco use,” calls for state lawmakers to deny early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to the much safer alternative #vaping & #smokefree products that could actually eliminate #smoking.
“To me, there is no legitimate reason to sell any product with names such as cotton candy or tutti fruitti, unless you are trying to market it to children. If we’re going to address the root cause of this problem, we have to start by banning the sale of these enticing kid-friendly nicotine flavors.”
– Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette, on her bill banning ALL vaping flavors, including flavors like the mint, pineapple, orange, strawberry (“Fruit Chill”) and cherry offered by nicotine gum and lozenge companies.
ASPEN, COLORADO: (HEADS UP!) City looking to ban the #vaping flavors that appeal to ADULT #vapers and #smokers, which increases likelihood of switching 100% to the far safer products by moving them away from #tobacco taste triggers. PUBLIC HEARING TBA!
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This article was originally published at CASAA