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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 Suffolk County from Increasing the Legal Age to 25

    The Suffolk County Legislature is considering a Local Law to increase the legal age of purchase for tobacco products from 21 to 25 years old.   

    Raising the legal age to 25 years old would create inconsistencies with how the state and federal government define adulthood for most every purpose, such as purchasing alcohol.  

    The legal age is already 21 years old and this law would have many unintended consequences. Tell your Legislators you oppose this Local Law and any other attempts to unfairly target adult tobacco consumers.  

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

    Feel free to edit the letter on the next page and press “Send” to deliver the message to your Legislator.

     

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

    A Phoenix City Councilmember stated he will introduce a TOTAL flavor ban on all tobacco products – including menthol cigarettes, flavored dip, and flavored cigars!

    A total flavor ban would threaten many local businesses like yours across the city. This unfair ordinance could be introduced soon. Please speak up and tell the City Council that if adult customers can’t buy their preferred tobacco products in your store, many will go just outside of the city or to tribal reservation stores to get them.

    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 City Council.

     

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  • Virginia Employees: How to Act on Criminal Justice Reform

    This is a Fast Action Alert. Introduction text is not required. Please see the Fast Action site for alert detail.

     

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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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  • Virginia Retail Local Issue Alerts

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  • California Retail Local Issue Alerts

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