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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 a Statewide Ban on Tobacco Coupons in New York!

    The New York State Legislature is considering a tobacco coupon ban that could hurt your business. Speak out today!  

    This tobacco coupon ban is just another example of government overreach. By attempting to control the purchases of your adult customers, lawmakers jeopardize your bottom line.

    Your voice matters. Speak up now to help stop a coupon ban before it’s too late.

    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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  • Help STOP a Cigarette Tax Increase in New Jersey!

    At a time when New Jersey small business retailers are struggling to keep the lights on and doors open, New Jersey lawmakers are still considering a massive tax hike of $1.65 per pack of cigarettes! This proposal would only compound the financial hardship retailers are facing right now. Tell your legislator to oppose a tax increase on cigarettes!

    Increasing a tax in the middle of an economic slowdown is a bad idea; it just hurts jobs and taxpayers.

    Your voice can make a difference. Contact your lawmaker today.

    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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  • Help STOP a Tobacco Flavor Ban in Colorado!

    The Colorado Legislature is considering a total ban on flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, dip, and cigars for adults 21 and older. Don’t let them ban the products you sell. Speak out today!

    Banning flavored traditional tobacco products for adults 21 and older in Colorado is bad policy. It will only further restrict the choices your adult tobacco customers have for the products they prefer. And it will lead to an even bigger illegal market that will increase crime, reduce your sales, and endanger consumers. Adult prohibition never works – it didn’t work for alcohol or marijuana and it won’t work for flavored traditional tobacco products.

    Help us tell lawmakers that such a broad, overreaching ban is unfair and unacceptable. It takes just 30 seconds today to email your lawmaker today.

    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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  • Help STOP a Tobacco Flavor Ban in Minnesota!

    The Minnesota Legislature is considering a total ban on flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, dip, and cigars for adults 21 and older. Don’t let them ban the products you sell. Speak out today!  

    Banning flavored traditional tobacco products for adults 21 and older in Minnesota is bad policy. It will only further restrict the choices your adult tobacco customers have for the products they prefer. And it will lead to an even bigger illegal market that will increase crime, reduce your sales, and endanger consumers. Adult prohibition never works – it didn’t work for alcohol, and it won’t work for flavored traditional tobacco products.

    Help us tell lawmakers that such a broad, overreaching ban is unfair and unacceptable. It takes just 30 seconds today to email your lawmaker today.

    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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  • Help STOP a Cigarette Tax Increase in Rhode Island!

    At a time when Rhode Island small business retailers are struggling to keep the lights on and doors open, Rhode Island lawmakers are still considering a tax hike of 35 cents per pack of cigarettes! This proposal would only compound the financial hardship retailers are facing right now. Tell your legislator to oppose a tax increase on cigarettes!

    Increasing a tax in the middle of an economic slowdown is a bad idea; it just hurts jobs and taxpayers.  

    Your voice can make a difference. Contact your lawmaker today.  

    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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  • Help STOP a Statewide Menthol Ban in New York

    The New York State Legislature is considering a ban on menthol cigarettes for adults 21 and older. Don’t let them ban the products you sell. Speak out today!

     

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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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  • California Retail Local Issue Alerts

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