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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

  • Massachusetts Politicians Want To Raise the Legal Age of Purchase

    The Massachusetts State Legislature is considering a 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 Putnam County Politicians from Increasing the Legal Age

    The Putnam County Health 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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  • Tell the FDA: Potential Rule on Flavored Tobacco Will Hurt Tobacco Growers

    Tell the FDA: Potential Rule on Flavored Tobacco Will Hurt Tobacco Growers

    The Food and Drug Administration is taking public comment on a potential new rule that would severely restrict or even ban menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco products.  If enacted, this rule would have a devastating impact on tobacco growers, their employees, and the overall economy.  

    The FDA needs to hear how this decision would hurt tobacco growers, as well as our entire economy. If you are concerned about this potential rule, submit a comment to the FDA today and tell them:

    • Banning menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco products could threaten your business, hurt tobacco growers, and cause severe economic harm. For growers of tobacco used in both cigarettes and dip—and the regions and states in which they operate—it could have a devastating impact on the agricultural industry.
    • We all agree that kids should not use any tobacco products and that access to all tobacco products—including flavored products should be strictly limited to adults. However, the FDA should focus on reasonable restrictions that recognize that many adults prefer flavored products.
    • There is not enough science or research to support such severe restrictions or bans on menthol cigarettes or flavored tobacco products. The FDA must do much more research to understand the role of flavors before moving forward with rulemaking.
    • Rather than focus on removing choices from the market, FDA should focus on giving adults access to more products that reduce harm, including products with flavors adults like.  And it should also give smokers information about the benefits of switching.

    COMPLETE THE FORM TO SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT TODAY!

     

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  • Tell the FDA: Potential Rule on Flavored Tobacco Will Hurt Tobacco Growers

    Tell the FDA: Potential Rule on Flavored Tobacco Will Hurt Tobacco Growers

    The Food and Drug Administration is taking public comment on a potential new rule that would severely restrict or even ban menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco products.  If enacted, this rule would have a devastating impact on tobacco growers, their employees, and the overall economy.  

    The FDA needs to hear how this decision would hurt tobacco growers, as well as our entire economy. If you are concerned about this potential rule, submit a comment to the FDA today and tell them:

    • Banning menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco products could threaten your business, hurt tobacco growers, and cause severe economic harm. For growers of tobacco used in both cigarettes and dip—and the regions and states in which they operate—it could have a devastating impact on the agricultural industry.
    • We all agree that kids should not use any tobacco products and that access to all tobacco products—including flavored products should be strictly limited to adults. However, the FDA should focus on reasonable restrictions that recognize that many adults prefer flavored products.
    • There is not enough science or research to support such severe restrictions or bans on menthol cigarettes or flavored tobacco products. The FDA must do much more research to understand the role of flavors before moving forward with rulemaking.
    • Rather than focus on removing choices from the market, FDA should focus on giving adults access to more products that reduce harm, including products with flavors adults like.  And it should also give smokers information about the benefits of switching.

    COMPLETE THE FORM TO SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT TODAY!

     

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  • Tell the FDA: Potential Rule on Flavored Tobacco Will Hurt Tobacco Retailers and Wholesalers

    Tell the FDA: Potential Rule on Flavored Tobacco Will Hurt Tobacco Retailers and Wholesalers

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently accepting public comments on a potential rule that would severely restrict or even ban menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco and e-vapor products. 

    The FDA needs to hear how this rule would hurt tobacco retailers and wholesalers, as well as our entire economy.   

    If you are concerned about this proposed rule, please provide your comments to the FDA. When you leave your comment, remember to tell the FDA:

    • Menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco and e-vapor products make up a significant portion of my daily sales—and adult tobacco and e-vapor consumers often buy other products when purchasing tobacco. Moreover, tobacco and e-vapor retailers and wholesalers drive economic activity, provide jobs, and support local communities. Banning menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco products could hurt my business and threaten the larger economy.  
    • Such a drastic regulatory change could create serious potential implementation problems for retailers and wholesalers, including how to phase in restrictions, what to do with restricted products currently in stock, and other issues of practicality.
    • Potential flavor restrictions infringe on adult tobacco consumers’ right to purchase the legal tobacco products they prefer. It’s just another example of the federal government trying to regulate and dictate adult consumer behavior and choices via. Rather than reduce choice, the government should be expanding it – focusing on giving adults access to a wider choice of less harmful tobacco products, including flavored products.
    • We all agree that kids should not use any tobacco product, and access to tobacco products, including flavored products, should be strictly limited to adults.  FDA should impose reasonable restrictions like prohibiting the use of children’s cartoon characters or trademarked candy brands in the marketing of flavored tobacco products.  Such restrictions would still recognize that many adults prefer flavored products.

    COMPLETE THE FORM TO SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT TODAY!

     

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  • Tell the FDA: Potential Rule on Flavored Tobacco Will Hurt Tobacco Retailers and Wholesalers

    Tell the FDA: Potential Rule on Flavored Tobacco Will Hurt Tobacco Retailers and Wholesalers

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently accepting public comments on a potential rule that would severely restrict or even ban menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco and e-vapor products. 

    The FDA needs to hear how this rule would hurt tobacco retailers and wholesalers, as well as our entire economy.   

    If you are concerned about this proposed rule, please provide your comments to the FDA. When you leave your comment, remember to tell the FDA:

    • Menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco and e-vapor products make up a significant portion of my daily sales—and adult tobacco and e-vapor consumers often buy other products when purchasing tobacco. Moreover, tobacco and e-vapor retailers and wholesalers drive economic activity, provide jobs, and support local communities. Banning menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco products could hurt my business and threaten the larger economy.  
    • Such a drastic regulatory change could create serious potential implementation problems for retailers and wholesalers, including how to phase in restrictions, what to do with restricted products currently in stock, and other issues of practicality.
    • Potential flavor restrictions infringe on adult tobacco consumers’ right to purchase the legal tobacco products they prefer. It’s just another example of the federal government trying to regulate and dictate adult consumer behavior and choices via. Rather than reduce choice, the government should be expanding it – focusing on giving adults access to a wider choice of less harmful tobacco products, including flavored products.
    • We all agree that kids should not use any tobacco product, and access to tobacco products, including flavored products, should be strictly limited to adults.  FDA should impose reasonable restrictions like prohibiting the use of children’s cartoon characters or trademarked candy brands in the marketing of flavored tobacco products.  Such restrictions would still recognize that many adults prefer flavored products.

    COMPLETE THE FORM TO SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT 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 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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  • New Jersey: Oppose the menthol ban!

    The New Jersey Assembly is considering a proposal that would ban the sale of menthol cigarettes.

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

    Your voice matters. Tell the state legislature to VOTE NO!

     

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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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  • 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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