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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

  • Help Stop Minneapolis Politicians from Increasing the Legal Age

    The Minneapolis City Council is considering a new proposal to increase the legal age of purchase for tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years old.  

    Raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products would create inconsistencies with how the state and federal government define adulthood for other purposes, including:

    • Serving in the armed forces
    • Paying taxes
    • Voting
    • Getting married
    • Signing a contract, such as buying or selling property
    Minors should not use tobacco products, but this proposal to increase the minimum age law would have many unintended consequences. Tell your legislators you oppose this proposal and any other attempts to unfairly target adult tobacco consumers. 

    Your Voice Can Make a Difference. Contact Your Legislators Today.  

    Feel free to edit the letter below and press “Send” to deliver the message to your legislators.

     

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  • Don't let Connecticut Politicians hurt your Bottom Line!

    The Connecticut General Assembly is considering a new proposal to increase the legal age of purchase for tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years old.

    Raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products would create inconsistencies with how the state and federal government define adulthood for other purposes, including:
    -Serving in the armed forces
    -Paying taxes
    -Voting
    -Getting married
    -Signing a contract, such as buying or selling property

    Minors should not use tobacco products, but this proposal to increase the minimum age law would have many unintended consequences. Tell your legislators you oppose this proposal and any other attempts to unfairly target adult tobacco consumers. 

    Your Voice Can Make a Difference. Contact Your Legislators Today.

     

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  • Ohio: Help Stop Akron Politicians from Increasing the Legal Age

    The Akron City Council is considering a new proposal to increase the legal age of purchase for tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years old.

    Raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products would create inconsistencies with how the state and federal government define adulthood for other purposes, including:

    -Serving in the armed forces
    -Paying taxes
    -Voting
    -Getting married
    -Signing a contract, such as buying or selling property

    Minors should not use tobacco products, but this proposal to increase the minimum age law would have many unintended consequences. Tell your legislators you oppose this proposal and any other attempts to unfairly target adult tobacco consumers.

    Your Voice Can Make a Difference. Contact Your Legislators Today.

     

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  • Speak out against the Worcester flavored tobacco restriction

    The Worcester City Council and the city’s Board of Health are teaming up in an effort to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in virtually all stores.

    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 Worcester businesses and hits your bottom line.

    Your voice matters. Tell your city officials to VOTE NO!


     

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  • Help Stop Essex County Politicians from Increasing the Legal Age

    The Essex County Human Services Committee is considering a new proposal to increase the legal age of purchase for tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years old.

    Raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products would create inconsistencies with how the state and federal government define adulthood for other purposes, including:

    • Serving in the armed forces
    • Paying taxes
    • Voting
    • Getting married
    • Signing a contract, such as buying or selling property

    Minors should not use tobacco products, but this proposal to increase the minimum age law would have many unintended consequences. Tell your legislators you oppose this proposal and any other attempts to unfairly target adult tobacco consumers.

    Your Voice Can Make a Difference. Contact Your Legislators Today.

    Feel free to edit the letter below and press “Send” to deliver the message to your legislators.

     

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  • Help Stop an Unfair Cigarette Tax in Kansas!

    Once again, Kansas lawmakers are trying to burden adult tobacco consumers with higher taxes as a means to generate new revenue to fund new government programs.

    If passed, Kansas’ cigarette excise tax would increase by $1.50 per pack, with similar increases on other tobacco products. This tax increase is bad for business and will hurt your bottom line.

    Your Voice Can Make a Difference. Contact Your Legislator Today.

     

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  • Richmond: Help stop unfair tobacco regulations!

    The Richmond City Council wants to ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes. This regulation goes too far!  

    If passed, adult customers would travel to competitors in nearby towns to purchase their preferred tobacco products  – while there, they may also buy other products that your store depends on!  This measure hurts Richmond businesses and hits your bottom line. 

    Your voice matters. Tell your City Councilor to VOTE NO!


    Feel free to edit the letter below and then press “Send” to deliver the message to your City Councilor today! 

     

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  • Help Stop Unfair Cigarette & Vapor Taxes in Rhode Island!

    Once again, Rhode Island lawmakers are trying to burden adult tobacco consumers with higher taxes as a means to fund new government programs.

    If passed, Rhode Island’s cigarette excise tax would increase from the current $4.25 per pack to $4.50 per pack! Vapor products would also be subject to a brand new 80% tax.

    This tax increase is bad for business and will hurt your bottom line.  

    Your Voice Can Make a Difference.  Contact Your Legislator Today.

     

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  • Stop Unfair Tax Increases in Richmond

    Your city council members want to pass yet another tax on every pack of cigarettes sold in the city of Richmond. This new City tax of $0.80 per pack will be on top of the Federal and Virginia cigarette taxes your customers already pay.

    Higher taxes hurt small businesses and threaten local jobs. Enough is enough!

    Your Voice Can Make a Difference.  Contact Your Councilmember Today.

     

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  • Help Stop Austin Politicians from Increasing the Legal Age

    The Austin City Council is considering a new proposal to increase the legal age of purchase for tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years old.

    Raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products would create inconsistencies with how the state and federal government define adulthood for other purposes, including:
    -Serving in the armed forces
    -Paying taxes
    -Voting
    -Getting married
    -Signing a contract, such as buying or selling property

    Minors should not use tobacco products, but this proposal to increase the minimum age law would have many unintended consequences. Tell your legislators you oppose this proposal and any other attempts to unfairly target adult tobacco consumers. 

    Your Voice Can Make a Difference. Contact Your Legislators Today.

     

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  • Help Stop an Unfair Tobacco Tax in New Jersey!

    First legislators proposed a menthol ban, now the New Jersey legislature is considering a budget proposal that would hike taxes on dip, cigars and vapor products.

    This combination of tax hikes and the proposed menthol ban would devastate responsible retailers that sell tobacco products!   

    Your Voice Can Make a Difference. Contact Your Legislators Today.

     

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  • Alameda City: Help stop unfair tobacco regulations!

    The Alameda City Council is considering banning flavored tobacco products, menthol cigarettes, and is even considering other overly restrictive tobacco regulations. These proposals are unfair!

    The regulation of tobacco products already occurs at the state and federal level, so banning the sale of flavored tobacco and menthol cigarettes disregards the legitimate preferences of adult tobacco consumers. This measure hurts your business and your bottom line. 

    Your voice matters. Tell your City Councilor to VOTE NO!

     

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  • Help Stop Rensselaer County Politicians from Increasing the Legal Age

    The Rensselaer County Legislature is considering a new proposal to increase the legal age of purchase for tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years old.

     

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  • Stop Unfair Tax Increases in DC

    DC Councilmembers want to increase the cigarette excise tax on ALL tobacco products. If passed, the city council’s proposal would hike the tax on cigarettes from $2.50 per pack to as much as $4.50 per pack. And there will be a similar increase on all other tobacco products.

    Your Voice Can Make a Difference.  Contact Your Councilmember Today.

     

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  • Pomona: Tell your council member to oppose more tobacco regulations!

    The Pomona City Council is considering the adoption of a tobacco retail licensing ordinance that may ban the sale of flavored tobacco, including 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 Pomona businesses and hits your bottom line.  

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

     

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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, including 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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