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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

  • 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 South Dakota Politicians from Increasing the Legal Age

    The South Dakota State 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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  • Help Stop Unfair Tobacco Taxes in Wyoming!

    Politicians in Cheyenne are considering legislation that would increase state’s cigarette excise tax from the current 60 cents to $1.60 per pack and from 60 cents to $1.60 per oz. on dip and chew.  

    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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  • Help Stop Mankato Politicians from Increasing the Legal Age

    The Mankato 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 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 Arizona Politicians from Increasing the Legal Age

    The Arizona State Legislature is considering HB2109, 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
    -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 Cigarette Tax in Kentucky!

    Politicians in Frankfort are considering legislation that would increase the state excise tax on ALL tobacco products by $1.00! If passed, the state’s excise tax on cigarettes would soar from $0.60 to $1.60 per pack.  

    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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  • Help Stop the Menthol Ban in New Jersey

    The New Jersey legislature is considering banning menthol cigarettes. Tell them this regulation goes too far! 

    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 harms 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Oklahoma: Your State Legislators Need to Hear from You Again

    Oklahoma lawmakers are back in session and they’re targeting your adult customers to fix their broken budget.    

    Lawmakers are still trying raise the cigarette tax from $1.03 to $2.53 per pack—more than doubling the state excise tax on cigarettes.   

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

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

     

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