Heads Up – News – Updates 4.5.2019

IOWA: (CALL TO ACTION!) SF 607 would deny early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer #vaping, #smokefree products (& will likely use that to “justify” more onerous laws later.)CASAA T21 statement: CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement: “Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading” – CASAA

IA – Protect everyone’s access to safer alternatives to smoking!


WISCONSIN: (HEADS UP!!) There will be THREE more PUBLIC HEARINGS by Joint Committee on Finance public hearings on the Governor’s 2019-21 Biennial Budget around the state (see linked document for dates and locations.)

The governor’s budget includes a 71% tax on the manufacture list price of vapor products, INCLUDING a “floor tax,” which means vape shops will be forced to pay 71% on all currently held inventory before it’s even sold.

Not only will this tax significantly increase consumer costs (a $20 bottle of e-liquid would cost $34 and a $60 device would cost $102), but vape shops could go out of business, unable to pay 71% on thousands of dollars of inventory. Additionally, ANY “sin tax” on vapor products not only misleads the public into thinking the products are a health threat, but can be used to justify additional restrictions and even higher taxes in the future.

https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/raw/cid/1490347

CASAA will be issuing a Call to action that will allow residents to contact their representatives directly, but we also strongly urge you to try to attend one of the public hearings. Years of advocacy efforts have shown that nothing affects lawmakers more than strong and passionate feedback from their constituents!


THE MORE YOU KNOW: Children of parents who smoke have 3X smoking rate of kids of non-smokers. Most effective way to prevent these HIGHLY AT-RISK youth from smoking is HELPING THEIR PARENTS quit/switch, not limiting adult access with bans/taxes to “protect” already LOW RISK kids.


HAWAII: (UPDATE & HEADS UP!) Committee deferred a flavor ban bill, essentially tabling it until next session, however, they passed an outrageous 70% vape tax, which will move to the full legislature.

Watch your email or the state page for an updated CTA!

Push for tighter vaping restrictions fails in Hawaii


THE MORE YOU KNOW: “We don’t want to ban vapor products/vaping, we just want [sin tax/flavor restriction/indoor ban] to stop youth use.”

If you think conceding to their “reasonable” law will protect YOUR access to vapor products, just look back on history to understand their true endgame: to completely eliminate tobacco and nicotine use. Period.

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Heads Up – News – Updates 4.3.2019

VERMONT: (CALL TO ACTION!) Stop H. 47, which would impose Vermont’s 92% OTP wholesale tax on vapor products (e-liquid and devices) and is scheduled for a hearing on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 2:30 PM.ACT NOW!VT – Stop an outrageous tax on Vaping!


FLORIDA: (CALL TO ACTION UPDATE!) SB 1618, denying early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer products AND requiring signature on delivery for vapor products, passed in committee (now exempts cigars.) ACT NOW!

CASAA T21 policy: https://bit.ly/2TWa2qB

FL – Stop unnecessary barriers to safer alternatives to smoking!


THE MORE YOU KNOW: (UK) Rhetorical question – Are teens in UK somehow unique or are reports of a US youth #vaping “epidemic” leading to teen smoking an intentional disinformation campaign? CDC holding full 2018 info, but known number’s still don’t add up.

Rise of vaping ‘does not lead to more teenagers smoking cigarettes’


MANKATO, MINNESOTA: If shops don’t fight flavor restrictions, thinking it’s a “win” for their business, it’s actually a “loss” for both public health and profits when smokers lose full access to safer alternatives & never become #vaping consumers at all.

Menthol ban added to Mankato’s Tobacco 21 ordinance


RESEARCH: The tragic consequences of the disinformation war on vaping now includes the fact that most Americans wrongly think that the products are as or more harmful than cigarettes. Anti-nicotine and tobacco zealots are celebrating this as a success.

More adults wrongly think vaping is worse than cigarettes – Futurity


AUSTIN, MINNESOTA: (UPDATE) City council votes to deny early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer #vaping, #smokefree products (& will likely use that to “justify” more onerous laws later.)

Austin City Council raises tobacco purchasing age to 21


OLMSTED COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS: (UPDATE) County votes to deny early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer #vaping, #smokefree products (& will likely use that to “justify” more onerous laws later.)

Olmsted County passes Tobacco 21 ordinance


MILFORD & TRUMBULL, CONNECTICUT: (UPDATE) Cities vote to deny early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer #vaping, #smokefree products (& will likely use that to “justify” more onerous laws later.)

CASAA T21 statement: https://bit.ly/2TWa2qB

https://bit.ly/2IdkgMj


THE MORE YOU KNOW: Headlines reporting “link” between vaping and seizures even though there really is no “link” shown at all. Could easily find just as many people who had a seizure after petting their cat. Likely gov’t fearmongering caused them to report seizure was from vaping.

“Nothing here suggests these seizures are caused by vaping, represent an elevation compared to background rate, or are higher than among smokers. @SGottliebFDA and @FDATobacco irresponsible and unscientific to do this without also looking the evidence on smoking and seizure risk.” 
—-Clive Bates, Director of Counterfactual, Director of Action on Smoking and Health (UK) 1997-2003.


TORRINGTON, CONNECTICUT: (HEADS UP!) PUBLIC HEARING April 15 re: denying early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer #vaping, #smokefree products (& will likely use that to “justify” more onerous laws later.)

CASAA T21 policy: https://bit.ly/2TWa2qB

https://bit.ly/2IapDvR


IN THE NEWS: “With vaping under fire, tobacco-free snuff latest alternative to help smokers quit”…but it contains nicotine & comes in adult-friendly, non-tobacco flavors, so won’t likely escape hysteria of the “ANTZ” (Anti-Nicotine & Tobacco Zealots.)

https://bit.ly/2FS3r6H


NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE: (HEADS UP!) City considers denying early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer #vaping, #smokefree products (& will likely use that to “justify” more onerous laws later.)

CASAA T21 statement: https://bit.ly/2TWa2qB

https://bit.ly/2KeqqOK


MARYLAND: (UPDATE) Lawmakers pass bill with “veto-proof margins” denying early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer #vaping, #smokefree products (& will likely use that to “justify” more onerous laws later.)

CASAA T21 policy: https://bit.ly/2TWa2qB

https://bit.ly/2HXAR7o


THE MORE YOU KNOW: “Sharpless Shouldn’t Stop Snus, the Safer Swedish Smoking Alternative…if snus doesn’t meet the FDA’s standard for being a safer alternative to smoking, maybe nothing will.”

(Great article except inaccurate comment about seizures.)

https://bit.ly/2WIkRtu


THE MORE YOU KNOW: (NEW ZEALAND) Vape-friendly policies (compared to neighbor Australia and many in US) sees youth smoking decline without uptick in non-smoking youth vaping (as in UK.) Are NZ/UK youth unique or is panic elsewhere unwarranted? You decide.

https://bit.ly/2Vsmr2c


ADVOCACY: (TEXAS) College students call on their peers to stand up and fight back against intrusive government legislation that threatens their access to far safer alternatives to smoking, especially in light of 25.6% smoking rate vs 16.9% vaping rate.

http://dailytexanonline.com/2019/04/02/students-need-to-get-involved-oppose-e-cigarette-legislation


COMMENTARY: The “Moral Panic” of the Nicotine “Folk Devils”

“The main takeaway is that “moral panic” and knowing how to discharge it systematically is the common denominator to all instances of regulation and bans targeting lower-risk nicotine products.”

https://bit.ly/2UliFvq

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Heads Up – News – Updates 4.1.2019


Tobacco harm reduction news for April 1, 2019. Anti tobacco harm reduction laws in California, Michigan, Iowa, Ohio, Colorado, New York and Hawaii. Harm Reduction is no April Fool’s, children pay the price for adult panic.

THE MORE YOU KNOW: Almost 50% cancer patients can’t or won’t quit #smoking with NRT, while most who do quit end up relapsing. If #vaping & #smokefree reduced harm products are regulated/taxed out of existence, the only other option to quitting is dying.

Even cancer can’t get some to quit smoking


NOT AN APRIL FOOL’S JOKE: 45 million Americans still smoke. Millions are quitting with e-cigarettes. So the government wants higher taxes and more restrictions on…e-cigarettes?


SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA: (UPDATE) City bans flavored #vaping and #smokefree products because of fake “youth epidemic,” thereby making products far less appealing to higher risk adult smokers and vapers in the process.

San Anselmo approves ban on flavored tobacco – Marin Independent Journal


THE MORE YOU KNOW: Examples of harm reduction that don’t make things 100% safe incl. seat belts, bike helmets, clean needle exchanges, condoms, vaccines, chemotherapy, pasteurization, speed limits, parachutes, child-resistant caps…but safer “tobacco” products must be 100% safe?



MICHIGAN: (HEADS UP!) Lawmakers want to increase cost of #vaping products by 81%. This would make a $25 item $45.25, removing the cost-savings incentive for high risk ADULT #smokers to make the switch & many will choose to keep smoking cheaper cigarettes!

Lawmakers consider tax increase on cigarettes, vaping products | 2019-03-29 | Grand Rapids Business Journal


IOWA: (HEADS UP!) Iowa lawmaker wants to deny early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer #vaping, #smokefree products & will likely use that to “justify” more onerous laws later.

Read CASAA’s position on Tobacco 21, here: CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement: “Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading” – CASAA

Should Iowa raise legal age to buy tobacco, vaping products?


IN THE NEWS: (AUSTRALIA) More evidence of the effectiveness of NRT. /sarcasm Smoking ban worked so well they have to ban the smoking treatment. Anti-tobacco zealots need to face the truth that bans don’t work. Where there’s a will, they’ll find a way.

Nicotine lozenges are to be banned in jail as prisoners were crushing them using pages of the BIBLE | Daily Mail Online


UPPER ARLINGTON, OHIO: (HEADS UP!) City discussing banning #vaping and products OUTDOORS in parks tonight at 7:30 PM. Expected to vote as soon as April 8.

Upper Arlington City Council to consider nicotine ban in city parks


IN THE NEWS: Schools giving long suspensions, “blacklisting” young students from enrollment based on #vaping product possession. Yet another tragic consequence of exaggerating the risks and punishing minors with the expectation they reason like adults.

Student banned from school for vaping. Then he was blacklisted by other Arizona schools


DENVER, COLORADO: (UPDATE) Meeting WEDNESDAY to discuss denying early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer products & will likely use that to “justify” more onerous laws later.

Read CASAA’s position on Tobacco 21, here: CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement: “Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading” – CASAA

Denver City Council considers raising age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21


NEW YORK: (UPDATE) Gov. expected to sign ineffective law denying early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer products (also likely be used to “justify” more onerous laws later.)

Read CASAA’s position on Tobacco 21, here: CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement: “Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading” – CASAA

Legislature moves to raise age to 21 for tobacco purchases


HAWAII: (HEADS UP!) With “sure thing” Tobacco 21 law FAILING to make any significant impact, lawmakers move to “sure thing” ban of flavored #vaping, #smokefree products, despite the fact that research shows they’re important for ADULT ex-smoking #vapers.

Hawaii considers first statewide ban on e-cigarette flavors

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Heads Up – News – Updates 3.29.2019


Tobacco harm reduction news for March 29, 2019. Updated Call to Action in Florida.  Anti tobacco harm reduction laws in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Denver, Colorado and Indiana.

FLORIDA: (CALL TO ACTON UPDATE!) SB 1618, a bill that would deny early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer products AND require a signature on delivery for vapor products, is scheduled for its second committee meeting on April 2 @ 10:00 AM. ACT NOW!

Read CASAA’s Tobacco 21statement here: CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement: “Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading” – CASAA

FL – Stop unnecessary barriers to safer alternatives to smoking!


CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO: (UPDATE & HEADS UP!) City opts NOT to deny ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer products, but SUMMIT COUNTY is still pushing the measure and a vote could happen in early April.

CASAA T21 statement: CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement: “Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading” – CASAA

Tobacco 21 issue goes up in smoke in Cuyahoga Falls


DENVER, COLORADO: (HEADS UP!) Cityseeks to deny early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer #vaping, #smokefree products & will likely use that to “justify” more onerous laws later.

Read CASAA’s position on Tobacco 21, here: CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement: “Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading” – CASAA

New Denver proposal would ban tobacco sales to people under 21 years of age


INDIANA: (HEADS UP!) Looking for easy revenue from #vaping consumers, Senate considers taxes ranging from 4¢/ml to 24% on retail cost to “create parity with #cigarettes.” Imagine if they tried to similarly tax alternatives like #nicotine gums/patches….

Senate debates taxing vape products | Indiana | Journal Gazette


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Heads Up – News – Updates 3.28.2019


Tobacco harm reduction news for March 28, 2019. Calls to Action in Washington, New Hamphire, California and Los Angeles, California. Anti tobacco harm reduction laws in Olsted County, Minnesota and San Carlos, California. New research finds vaping could be effective way to help teens and young adults quit smoking.

WASHINGTON: (CALL TO ACTION!) Send the Gov. a message urging him to VETO HB 1074, denying early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer products (& will probably be used to “justify” more onerous laws later.) CASAA T21 statement:

WA – Veto Tobacco 21


NEW HAMPSHIRE: (CALL TO ACTION UPDATE!) HB 511, which would ban #vaping like smoking & deceive the public into believing vaping is a risk to bystanders, has passed the House and is moving to a committee hearing in the Senate on April 2 @ 1:00 PM.

NH – Stop an Indoor Vaping Ban


OLSTED COUNTY, MINNESOTA: (HEADS UP) County looking to deny early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer products & will probably use the law to “justify” more onerous laws later. Read CASAA’s position on Tobacco 21, here: CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement: “Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading” – CASAA

Olmsted County Eyes Tobacco 21 Policy


THE MORE YOU KNOW: Researchers find #vaping could be effective way to help teens and young adults quit smoking. Interviews found 74% had gone from smoking to vaping. Subjects also expressed concern T21 laws will deny access to the much safer products.

California could crack down on vaping. But could it help teens quit smoking?


SAN CARLOS, CALIFORNIA: (HEADS UP!) City looking to BAN #vaping in multi-unit homes and common areas, and BAN the sale of flavored #vaping and #smokefree products.

San Carlos takes steps toward smoking, flavored tobacco bans


CALIFORNIA: (HEADS UP!) SB 38, a bill to ban the sale of flavored #vaping & #smokefree products statewide, was approved in the Senate Health committee yesterday. It will be heard next in the Senate Appropriations Committee!

SB 38 California legislation to ban sale of flavored tobacco approved by Health Committee


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: (UPDATE) Watch yesterday’s LA Health, Education, and Neighborhood Committee meeting, discussing youth access to flavored #vaping and #smokefree products, then send a message!

Video: Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts, snd River Committee – Mar 27th, 2019
Call to Action: CA – Los Angeles – Stop a Flavor Ban!

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Heads Up – News – Updates 3.27.2019


Tobacco harm reduction news for March 27, 2019. Call to Action for Nevada. Anti harm reduction actions in  Minnesota and Missouri.

NEVADA: (CALL TO ACTION!) SB 263, which would impose a 30% wholesale tax on vapor products, is scheduled for a public hearing TOMORROW on March 28 @ 1:30 PM with the Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development. Attend or send a message. ACT NOW!

NV – Stop a tax on vaping!

ELDON, MISSOURI: (UPDATE) City denies early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer #vaping, #smokefree products & will likely use that to “justify” more onerous laws later. Read CASAA’s position on Tobacco 21, here:

Tobacco purchase age increased to 21 in Eldon

ROBBINSDALE, MN: (UPDATE) City denies early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to safer #vaping, #smokefree products & makes it harder for ADULTS to purchase by severely limiting where they can be sold. Read CASAA’s view of T21, here:

Tobacco 21 passes in Robbinsdale

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Heads Up – News – Updates 3.26.2019


Tobacco harm reduction news for March 26, 2019. Call to Action for Los Angeles, CA. Anti harm reduction actions in Nebraska, Ohio, Minnesota and Utah. Tennessee Tobacco/Vapor 21 law stalls in Senate.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: (CALL TO ACTION!) TOMORROW! Proposed ordinance not yet available, but committee is considering actions taken by others in CA (including total ban on sale of flavored vapor products) in order to draft a new city law. ACT NOW!

CA – Los Angeles – Stop a Flavor Ban!


NEBRASKA: (HEADS UP!) As if denying early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to much safer alternative #vaping products isn’t bad enough, LB149 still allows them to purchase combustible cigarettes & bans indoor use, implying vaping is the same as smoking.

Nebraska lawmakers make bill aimed to stop teen vaping


LAKEWOOD, OHIO: (UPDATE!) City denies early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to safer alternative #vaping & #smokefree products & will likely use that to “justify” more onerous laws later. Read CASAA’s position on Tobacco 21, here: CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement: “Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading” – CASAA

Lakewood raising age to purchase tobacco products


SUMMIT CO, OHIO: (HEADS UP) APRIL 8 vote to deny early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer #vaping, #smokefree products & will likely use that to “justify” more onerous laws later. Read CASAA’s Tobacco 21 statement here: CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement: “Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading” – CASAA

County pushes back Tobacco 21 legislation vote


ALBERT LEA, MN: (UPDATE) City denies early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer #vaping, #smokefree products & will likely use that to “justify” more onerous laws later. Read CASAA’s position on Tobacco 21, here: CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement: “Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading” – CASAA

City Council passes Tobacco 21 ordinance – Albert Lea Tribune


UTAH: (UPDATE) Governor signed bill Monday denying early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer #vaping, #smokefree products. Will likely use that to “justify” more onerous laws later. Read CASAA’s position on Tobacco 21, here: CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement: “Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading” – CASAA

Utah to raise legal smoking age to 21


TENNESSEE: (UPDATE) Bill to deny early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer #vaping, #smokefree products & likely used to later “justify” more onerous laws STALLS IN SENATE. Read CASAA’s position on Tobacco 21, here: CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement: “Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading” – CASAA

Reeves’ effort to raise smoking age to 21 stalls in Senate

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Heads Up – News – Updates 3.25.2019


Tobacco harm reduction news for March 22, 2019. Call to Action for Washington. Anti harm reduction actions in Connecticut, Isanti County, MN, Burlington, NC, Larkspur, CA, South Carolina, Tallmadge, OH and Dickinson County, IA. Nicotine treatment for ulcerative colitis.

WASHINGTON: (CALL TO ACTION!) TODAY at 2:30 PM (PT), committee hearing on SB 5986, that would impose 5c/mL tax on e-liquid (regardless of nicotine content) and 40c/oz tax on heat-not-burn (HnB) products. ACT NOW!

WA – Stop extra taxes on life-saving products!


CONNECTICUT: (HEADS UP!) HB 7200, which would deny early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to the much safer alternative #vaping & #smokefree products that could actually eliminate #smoking passed from Committee to the House Friday. Read CASAA’s position on Tobacco 21, here:

Bill advances to raise the age to buy tobacco, vape products


ISANTI COUNTY, MINNESOTA: (UPDATE) County becomes 4th county/27th community in state to deny early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to the much safer alternative #vaping & #smokefree products that could actually eliminate #smoking.

Isanti County Commissioners Approve Tobacco 21 Ordinance


IN THE NEWS: (BURLINGTON, NC) Without any evidence of risk to bystanders, city OUTDOOR #tobacco ban includes #vaping and #smokefree use in and around all major city parks, neighborhood facilities, lakes, marinas and its golf course.

All City of Burlington Recreation and Parks facilities will be tobacco free effective April 1


LARKSPUR, CALIFORNIA: (HEADS UP!) City had first reading (see video) to ban flavored #vaping and #smokefree tobacco products last Wed. Watch for this on the agenda (posted at City Hall) and plan to attend possibly April 3rd or April 17th meeting!

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SOUTH CAROLINA: (HEADS UP!) S492, a bill that would STOP municipalities from unfairly regulating #vaping products, has passed the Senate’s Medical Affairs Committee. Contact your Senators!

Bill that kills Myrtle Beach’s vape shop moratorium clears state house hurdle


TALLMADGE, OHIO: (HEADS UP!) Law would deny early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to much safer alternative #vaping & #smokefree products and likely “justify” to more onerous laws later. Read CASAA’s position on Tobacco 21, here:

Tallmadge considers raising age to buy tobacco products


DICKINSON COUNTY, IOWA: (HEADS UP) Anti nicotine & tobacco zealots (ANTZ) tell outrageous lies (#vaping causes cancer “like radon;” uses veg. oil as “combustible base;” half the carcinogens as cigs) to get city to ban #vaping and #smokefree use OUTSIDE.

Area cities hear nicotine-free proposals


THE MORE YOU KNOW: Research suggests nicotine can keep ulcerative colitis in the remitting stage – finding smoking can reduce impact of some symptoms – but risks outweigh benefits. If only there was a 95% safer way to get nicotine without the smoke….

https://bit.ly/2UWr8RI

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Heads Up – News – Updates 3.22.2019


Tobacco harm reduction news for March 22, 2019. Calls to Action for Colorado, Florida and California.

FLORIDA: (CALL TO ACTION!) MARCH 25th HEARING. SB1618 would deny early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to the much safer alternative #vaping & #smokefree products that could actually eliminate #smoking & require delivery signature. ACT NOW!

FL – Stop unnecessary barriers to safer alternatives to smoking!


COLORADO: (CALL TO ACTION!) HB19-1033 would authorize municipal/county govts. to include #vaping in their own versions of extra taxes on #vapor products, licensing for retailers & criminalizing possession by minors. Tell Governor Polis to VETO HB19-1033!

CO – Stop local governments from treating vaping like smoking!


CALIFORNIA: (CALL TO ACTION!) SB 38, which would BAN the sale of FLAVORED #vapor and #smokefree products is scheduled for a public hearing on March 27th! IF your rep is on the Committee on Health you can TAKE ACTION NOW!

CA – Stop an all-out flavor ban!


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Heads Up – News – Updates 3.21.2019


Tobacco harm reduction news for March 21, 2019. Anti tobacco harm reduction laws in California, Wisconsin and Oklahoma.

WISCONSIN: (UPDATE/HEADS UP!) APPLETON passes indoor vaping ban that excludes vape shops (but not bars…to send a message youth??), while GRAND CHUTE quietly passes complete indoor ban. The VILLAGE OF KIMBERLY is discussing a ban on APRIL 1 or APRIL 8.

Appleton passes public vaping ban


PISMO BEACH, CALIFORNIA: (UPDATE) City bans smoking and #vaping in OUTDOOR publicly-accessed city areas, incl outdoor restaurant patios & within 50 ft of patios, outdoor work sites, 25 ft from doors, windows or air vents and all outdoor public events.

Pismo Beach City Council approves smoking ban


OKLAHOMA: (UPDATE & HEADS UP!) Proving #vaping advocates can never rest easy, another bill rears its ugly head. HB1389, prohibiting business owners from allowing #vaping on their property, quickly & quietly passed the House yesterday & heads to Senate.

Bill to ban vaping in public passes Oklahoma House


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