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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.

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Calls to Action

  • Virginia Employees: How to Act on Criminal Justice Reform

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  • Tell California Lawmakers: Don't Hurt My Business!

    The California economy and small businesses in particular are struggling. Yet, the California Legislature is one step away from passing SB 793, which includes a ban on flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and mint and wintergreen dip but exempts flavored hookah and expensive cigars. It is an unfair bill, that picks winners and losers.     

    This ban will be considered by the full Assembly, the last stop in the legislative process, the week of August 24th!  

    California legislators need to focus on helping our small businesses right now, not hurting them. While youth vaping is very problematic, youth smoking and tobacco usage is at historic lows. Please ask your legislator not to use the youth vaping epidemic to unnecessarily hurt your business by overextending this ban to traditional tobacco products.  

    It takes just 30 seconds today to email your lawmaker.  

    Feel free to edit the letter on the next page and then press “Send” to deliver the message to your legislator today! 

     

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  • CITY OF CHICAGO: STOP A BAN ON MENTHOL CIGARETTES, FLAVORED DIP, AND FLAVORED CIGARS!

    The Chicago City Council is considering a total flavor ban on all tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, flavored dip, and flavored cigars. 

    Ordinance 3388 would threaten local businesses across the city.  We need to speak up and tell the City Council that addressing the youth vaping epidemic should not lead the Council to overextend to traditional tobacco products.

    Take action today! With just a few clicks, you can send the City Council a message.  

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  • CITY OF LA: STOP A BAN ON FLAVORED TRADITIONAL TOBACCO PRODUCTS & MENTHOL CIGARETTES

    The Los Angeles City Council is STILL considering a ban on menthol cigarettes and a flavor ban on other products like smokeless tobacco and cigars – despite Governor Newsom’s call for the state legislature to address the issue of youth vaping.

    This broad ban would threaten local businesses across the city. We need to speak up again and tell the City Council to not overextend a flavor ban when addressing the problem.

    Take action today! With just a few clicks, you can send the City Council a message.  

    Feel free to edit the letter on the next page and then press “Send” to deliver the message to the Los Angeles City Council. 

     

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  • New York City Retailers: Stop a Ban on Menthol Cigarettes!

    The New York City Council is considering a ban on all menthol cigarettes.

    This proposal could drive adult customers to stores outside of New York City to purchase their preferred products—or it could even drive them to the illegal market. Help us tell the City Council that such a broad ban is unfair and unacceptable.

    Your voice matters. Take action today! With just a few clicks, you can tell the New York City Council to OPPOSE this proposal!

    Feel free to edit the letter on the next page and then press “Submit” to deliver the message to the New York City Council today!

     

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