Tobacco harm reduction news for March 8, 2019. Anti-harm reduction laws in Maine and Utah. New Hampshire law put on hold. White House statement on Gottlieb resignation….
UTAH: (UPDATE) HB324, which would would deny early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to the much safer alternative #vaping & #smokefree products that could actually eliminate #smoking, passed out of B & L Committee unanimously, will now go to Senate floor.
Bill to raise tobacco age to 21 in Utah moves forward in the Senate
NEW HAMPSHIRE: (UPDATE) Senate voted 18 – 6 to re-refer Tobacco & Vapor 21 bill (SB 248) back to committee. This means it will stay in committee for further review & won’t be back before the full Senate until Jan 2020.
New Hampshire Tobacco 21 Re-refered Back To Committee –
SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE: (HEADS UP!) Ban of flavored #vaping products (article doesn’t mention #tobacco products), which would reduce appeal to adult #smokers and #vapers switching to far safer alternative products, could be ready for Council vote in May.
Ban on flavored vape inserts aired in South Portland
IN THE NEWS: (FDA) White House Says No Dispute With FDA Chief Gottlieb Before Exit, No Letup Seen in Crackdown on Vaping by FDA, two potential contenders have emerged….
Bloomberg – FDA CHief Gottlieb
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