Tobacco harm reduction news for March 7, 2019. Calls to Action in Connecticut and New York. Anti-harm reduction laws in South Dakota, Ohio, Illinois and Louisiana.
CONNECTICUT: (CALL TO ACTION UPDATE!) HB6404, which would ban flavored #vaping and #smokefree products, was referred to the Committee on Children yesterday. Contact your lawmakers here:
CT – Stop the attack on vaping
NEW YORK: (CALL TO ACTION UPDATE!) Several bills that would ban flavors, enact and raise taxes, prohibit discounts, and raise the sales age to 21 for all tobacco and vapor products are on the move in the New York legislature. Take Action – Send a Message!
NY – Don’t let State BAN FLAVORS or ENACT TAXES on Vaping! – CASAA
SOUTH DAKOTA: (HEADS UP/UPDATE!) Bill passed in House and heading to full Senate would ban #vaping in public places, eliminating an important incentive for #smokers to switch to far safer alternatives.
Bill banning vaping in public places heads to full Senate
UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OHIO: (HEADS UP!) MEETING MARCH 18TH! City to deny early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to much safer alternative #vaping products that could actually eliminate #smoking. Article is unclear if also includes #cigarettes or #tobacco.
University Heights Council expected to raise age for buying nicotine products to 21
ILLINOIS: (UPDATE) Bill (SB 21) denying early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to the much safer alternative #vaping & #smokefree products that could actually eliminate #smoking is “held back” (for now) due to “hesitation on the part of new members.”
‘Tobacco 21’ bill stalls in Illinois Senate
LAKEMORE, OHIO: (HEADS UP!) City would deny early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to the much safer alternative #vaping & #smokefree products that could actually eliminate #smoking. Next regular Council meeting March 18 at 7 PM in the Municipal Building.
Akron Ohio News – Lakemore Council considers raising tobacco buying age
RUSTON, LOUISIANA: (UPDATE) Without any evidence of risk to bystanders, City prohibits businesses from allowing #vaping in their own establishments and bans use OUTDOORS in parks/on sidewalks/multi-unit housing common areas, etc.
Ruston becomes 21st municipality in Louisiana to go smoke free
DEKALB, ILLINOIS: (HEADS UP!) Without any evidence of risk to bystanders, City considering baning #vaping OUTSIDE on all city property (except golf courses.)
DeKalb Park District eyeing smoking, vaping ban on park property | Daily Chronicle
This article was originally published at CASAA