Heads Up – News – Updates 7.1.2019

OREGON: (HEADS UP!) Lawmakers sending question of adding a 65% wholesale sin tax to vapor products to ballot next year. This would raise cost of a $20 bottle of e-liquid to $33, MAKING VAPING COST MORE THAN SMOKING, even with the higher cigarette tax.

Oregon Senate finishes whirlwind votes after Republicans stall session

IN THE NEWS: National Black Justice Coalition @NBJContheMove opposes SF vapor products ban: “Beyond restricting the rights of responsible adults making informed decisions, an unintended consequence includes increasing the use and purchase of cigarettes.”


MAINE: (UPDATE) In wee hours of June 30, lawmakers pass bill defining vapor products as tobacco, subject to new 43% sin tax. In many cases, this WILL MAKE VAPE PRODUCTS COST MORE PER DAY THAN SMOKING in the state. Low risk snus will have same 43% tax.

E-cigarette tax, help for poor residents on governor’s desk

CAPITOLA, CALIFORNIA: (HEADS UP!) City took first steps to ban flavored tobacco & vapor products on Thursday, in first of 2 required readings. Surveys show non-tobacco flavors help adults who smoke move away from the taste of cigarettes, prevent relapse.

Capitola joins movement in banning flavored tobacco sales – Santa Cruz Sentinel

IN THE NEWS: (NEW YORK) American Cancer Society joins other groups in urging lawmakers to ban flavored vaping and low risk tobacco products in New York City and Albany County.

New York story: NAACP, Anti-Smoking Groups Press City Council Speaker on Bills Banning Flavored Cigarettes
Albany County story: 19 groups urge Albany County to pass flavored tobacco, e-cig ban

This article was originally published at CASAA
Author: KNoll-Marsh

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