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Federal, state, and local governments around the country continue to target adult tobacco consumers, retailers, and wholesalers with excessive taxes and unfair policies, such as retail bans and advertising restrictions.

Click on the action alerts below to take action on the most current issues that impact you and your business!

Calls to Action

  • Colorado: Oppose Unfair Local Tobacco Tax and Regulatory Authority Legislation!

    The Colorado State Senate is considering legislation that would give localities unchecked authority to tax and regulate tobacco products, leading to a complicated patchwork of policies statewide.

    Different local taxes and regulations will create an unfair playing field across the state and add confusion to retail tobacco compliance. These policies impact your business and will hurt your bottom line.

    Your voice matters. Tell your State Senator to VOTE NO!

    Feel free to edit the letter on the next page and then press “Send” to deliver the message to your state senator today.

     

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  • Stop A Tax Hike and NEW Tax that Will Hurt Your Business!

    Once again, politicians in Providence are considering raising the cigarette tax and imposing a NEW tax on all vapor products. If passed, the tax on cigarettes in Rhode Island would increase from $4.25 to $4.50 per pack and vapor products would be hit with a brand-new 40% tax.

    Help us tell our legislators that this unfair proposal will hurt local businesses and threaten local jobs. A cigarette tax increase and new vapor tax could result in serious adverse and unintended economic consequences for Rhode Island retailers and wholesalers.

    Tell Providence: Don’t raise tobacco taxes or impose a new tax on vapor products! It takes just 30 seconds to email your Rhode Island state legislators. Make your voice heard today.

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  • Stop A Tax Hike and NEW Tax that Will Hurt Your Business!

    Politicians in Montpelier are considering another cigarette tax hike as well as a NEW tax on all vapor products. If passed, the tax on cigarettes in Vermont would skyrocket from $3.08 to $4.33 per pack and adult vapers would be hit with a new 92% tax on vapor products.

    Help us tell our lawmakers that this unfair proposal hike will hurt local businesses and threaten local jobs. A cigarette tax increase and new vapor tax could result in serious adverse and unintended economic consequences for Vermont businesses.

    Tell Montpelier: Don’t raise the cigarette tax or impose a new tax on vapor products! It takes just 30 seconds to email your Vermont state legislators. Make your voice heard today.

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  • New York City Retailers: Help Stop Unfair Regulations!

    The New York City Council is considering a ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored vapor products.

    These proposals could hurt your bottom line. Help us tell the City Council that such broad, overreaching regulations are unfair and unacceptable. It takes just 30 seconds today to email the City Council!

    Your voice matters. Tell the New York City Council to OPPOSE these proposals!

     

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  • Tell Politicians in Santa Fe: Tobacco Tax Increases and Flavor Bans Hurt Local Businesses

    Politicians in Santa Fe are considering banning the sale of flavored tobacco products including mint and wintergreen dip and menthol cigarettes.

    On top of that, the New Mexico State Legislature is considering a proposal to increase the state cigarette excise tax by as much as $1.50 to reach $3.16 per pack, with similar increases on dip. A 90% tax increase is too much!   

    Legislators need to hear from you so they understand how a flavor ban and massive tobacco tax increase would impact local retailers and wholesalers statewide.Tell Santa Fe you oppose this massive tobacco tax hike and any attempt to ban flavored tobacco products including mint and wintergreen dip and menthol cigarettes.

    Feel free to edit the letter on the next page and then press “Send” to deliver the message to your state legislators today.

     

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  • Suffolk County: Help Stop Unfair Vapor Regulations!

    The Suffolk County Health Committee is considering a broad ban on flavored vapor products – everything but “tobacco, mint or menthol.”

    This proposal could hurt your bottom line. Help us tell the Suffolk County Health Committee that such a broad, overreaching regulation is unfair and unacceptable. It takes just 30 seconds today to email the Suffolk County Health Committee. 

    Your voice matters. Tell the Health Committee to OPPOSE this proposal!

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  • Los Angeles County: Help Stop Unfair Tobacco Regulations!

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering a ban on all flavored tobacco products.

    This proposal could hurt your bottom line. Help us tell the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors that that such a broad, overreaching regulation is unfair and unacceptable. It takes just 30 seconds today to email your Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor! 

    Your voice matters. Tell Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to OPPOSE this ordinance!

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  • Sacramento: Help Stop Unfair Tobacco Regulations!


    Sacramento City Council is meeting to discuss a ban on all flavored tobacco and e-vapor products, and menthol cigarettes. Action is needed to stop this ordinance from moving forward. The City Council’s Law and Legislation Committee will make this decision and your voice needs to be heard.

    This proposal could impact your Tobacco Retail License and hurt your bottom line. Help us tell City Council that that such a broad, overreaching regulation is unfair and unacceptable. It takes just 30 seconds today to email your Sacramento City Council member TODAY!

    Your voice matters. Tell City Council to OPPOSE this proposal!  


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  • Redondo Beach: Tell your council member to oppose harmful tobacco regulations!

    The Redondo Beach City Council is considering adopting a tobacco retail licensing ordinance that may ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, and menthol cigarettes, and establish a cigar minimum pack size. These regulations go too far!

    If passed, local retailers would see sales drop as their adult customers travel to competitors in nearby towns to make tobacco purchases—while there, they may also buy other products that your store depends on!  This measure hurts Redondo Beach businesses and hits your bottom line.

    Your voice matters. Tell your City Council Member to VOTE NO! 

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  • California Retail Local Issue Alerts

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