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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

  • Multnomah County: Help Stop Unfair Tobacco Regulations!

    The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners is considering a ban on all flavored tobacco and flavored vapor products.

    A total ban would hurt your bottom line. Help us tell the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners that such a broad, overreaching regulation is unfair and unacceptable. It takes just 30 seconds today to email your Multnomah County Board of Commissioners member!

    Your voice matters. Tell the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners to OPPOSE this proposal!

    Feel free to edit the letter on the next page and then press “Send” to deliver the message to the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners today!

     

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  • Stop A Tobacco Tax Hike that Will Hurt Your Business!

    Some politicians in Denver are attempting to pass legislation that would put massive tobacco taxes up for a public vote in November. By trying to force this issue on voters, state legislators are ignoring the will of the people—who voted down a similar measure in 2016.

    Tell Denver: A tobacco tax hike is unnecessary and unfair—and will only hurt small businesses and threaten local jobs!

    It takes just 30 seconds to email your Colorado state legislators. Make your voice heard today.

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

     

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  • Albany County: Help Stop Unfair Tobacco Regulations!

    The Albany County Legislature is considering a ban on all flavored tobacco and flavored vapor products.

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

    Your voice matters. Tell the Albany County Legislature to OPPOSE this proposal!  

    Feel free to edit the letter on the next page and then press “Submit” to deliver the message to the Albany County Legislature today! 

     

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  • Tell the FDA: Don't Ban Flavored Cigars!

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking public comments on a proposal to ban most flavored cigars currently on the market today. The FDA has said this is the first step toward a total ban on all flavored cigars across the country.

    Banning flavored cigars would deal a devastating blow to local retailers and wholesalers.  It would hurt sales and threaten your bottom line, the jobs you support, and the economic contributions your business makes in your community.

    Tell the FDA: Severe restrictions on flavored cigar sales hurt local businesses. Speak out now!

    Press “Submit” to deliver the comment on the next page to the FDA today.

     

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  • Illinois: Stop A Tax Hike that Will Hurt Your Business!

    Politicians are considering a proposal that would increase Illinois’s already high cigarette excise tax. Help us tell lawmakers that increasing the state’s cigarette tax is unnecessary and unfair—and will only hurt small businesses and threaten local jobs.   

    Tell Springfield: A cigarette tax hike is bad for business and will hurt my bottom line! It takes just 30 seconds to email your Illinois state legislators. Make your voice heard today.   

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

     

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  • Tell Augusta: A Tax Hike & Flavor Ban Will Hurt Local Businesses!

    The Maine Legislature is considering a proposal that would increase Maine’s cigarette excise tax by $1.50 per pack, with similar increases on dip and vapor products. On top of that, they’re also considering a complete ban on all flavored tobacco products—this includes all flavored dip, cigars, and vapor in addition to menthol cigarettes.   

    The combination of the tax hike and the flavor ban being considered could devastate responsible retailers that sell tobacco products and put local jobs at risk!   

    It takes just 30 seconds to speak out. Tell Augusta to protect local businesses and OPPOSE these proposals today!

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

     

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  • Stop a New Cigarette Tax in Richmond

    The Richmond Mayor and City Council want to pass a local excise tax on every pack of cigarettes sold in the city. This new local tax of $0.50 per pack will be on top of the state and federal cigarette taxes your adult customers already pay.  

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

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

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

     

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  • Los Angeles County Retailers: Help Stop Unfair Tobacco Regulations

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering a ban on flavored tobacco and e-vapor products. 

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

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

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

     

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  • Los Angeles Retailers: Help Stop Unfair Tobacco Regulations!

    The Los Angeles City Council is considering a ban on flavored tobacco and e-vapor products. 

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

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

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

     

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  • Stop A Tax Hike that Will Hurt Your Business!

    Politicians in Lincoln are considering a proposal that would increase Nebraska’s cigarette excise tax to $1.00 per pack. If passed, the state excise tax on cigarettes would skyrocket.

    Help us tell our lawmakers that increasing the state’s cigarette excise tax is unnecessary and unfair—and will only hurt Nebraska businesses and threaten local jobs.

    Tell Lincoln: A cigarette tax hike is bad for business and will hurt my bottom line! It takes just 30 seconds to email your Nebraska State Senators. Make your voice heard today.  

    Please input your physical home address, feel free to edit the letter on the next page, and then press “Submit” to deliver the message to your State Senator today! 

     

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  • Stop the New 60% Tax on Vapor Products in Washington State!

    Some politicians in Olympia want to impose a new 60% tax on vapor products sold in Washington State. You pay taxes, create jobs, and support the local economy. A massive new vapor tax will hurt your business.

    Your state legislators need to hear from you—tell them to VOTE NO on this new, excessive tax!

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

     

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  • Tell Politicians in Albany: Cigarette Tax Increases and Coupon Bans Hurt Local Businesses

    Politicians in Albany are considering a proposal that would increase excise taxes on a can of dip by $1.96, with similar increases on moist snuff, snus and cigars. If passed, a can of dip would be subject to a total of $4.36 in state excise taxes alone.

    On top of that, lawmakers are also considering an outright ban on the use of coupons for cigarettes, dip, and other tobacco products as well as all vapor products.

    An unnecessary, unfair tax increase coupled with a tobacco and vapor coupon ban could have a direct, negative impact on your business and your bottom line. They would cause the price of tobacco and vapor products to soar and could encourage many adult smokers and vapers to turn to other sources to purchase their tobacco products, driving sales down and jeopardizing local New York businesses like yours.

    Your business employs New Yorkers and contributes to our local and state economy. Tell your legislators to oppose this unnecessary and unfair tax hike that would hurt local businesses.

    CLICK TO THE NEXT PAGE TO SEND A MESSAGE TO YOUR LEGISLATORS 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.

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

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

     

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  • New York City Retailers: Help Stop Unfair Regulations!

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

    This proposal could hurt your bottom line. Help us tell the City Council that such a broad, overreaching regulation is 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 this proposal!

     

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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!

    Feel free to edit the letter on the next page and then press “Send” to deliver the message to the Suffolk County Health Committee today! 

     

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