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MINNESOTA – Stop a Flavor Ban!

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HF 2177

03.25.24 – Hearing: House Commerce Finance and Policy, 1:00 PM, State Office Building, Rm 10.

03.07.24 – Committee report, to adopt as amended and re-refer to Commerce Finance and Policy

03.05.24 – Hearing: H. Health Finance and Policy.

03.01.24 – HEARING scheduled for Tuesday, 03.05.24, 10:30 AM, H. Health Finance and Policy, Room 5.

02.27.23 – Introduction and first reading, Referred to Health and Human Services committee.

SF 2123

03.07.24 – Author Added – Mitchell

03.04.24 – Author Added – Fateh

03.02.24 – Committee Report: To Pass and re-referred to Senate committee on State and Local Government and Veterans.

03.01.24 – Author Stricken – Utke

02.27.24 – Introduced, First Reading, Referred to S. Health and Human Services.

HF 2177, or its companion in the Senate, SF 2123, would ban sales of nicotine and tobacco products in flavors other than tobacco, even if they’ve been authorized by FDA. This means that several products sold in mint, menthol, or wintergreen would be summarily banned without any scientific review by the legislature or state health department. Even if a flavored product is granted marketing orders from FDA, it would still be banned in Minnesota. The effective date of the bill would be August 1, 2024.

HF 2177 received a hearing Monday, March 25, 2024 in the House Committe on Commerce Finance and Policy. The bill was “laid over” and did not advance. This Call to Action has been updated to focus on the companion bill in the Senate, SF 2123.

Prior to the next hearing, advocates in Minnesota are encouraged to keep sending messages to your state lawmakers urging them to oppose SF 2123 and any other legislation that would severely restrict your access to safer nicotine products. Minnesota’s 2024 legislative session ends on May 20, 2024.

  • Urge lawmakers to oppose SF 2123 which would ban nicotine and tobacco products in flavors other than tobacco.
  • This bill would prohibit sales of products that FDA has already deemed appropriate for the protection of public health and has granted manufacturers the ability to market them as “less harmful than smoking.”
  • Briefly, share your story about switching to vaping and what role that flavors play in helping you live smoke free.
  • Note any health changes you’ve experienced.
  • Briefly, discuss what losing access to a local supply of vapor products will mean for you (Will you shop out-of-state, in neighboring cities, or online? Will you make your own e-liquid at home or purchase products on an underground market?).
  • Be brief, Be kind, and Say Thank You 🙂

Committee Overview Page - Agendas and Minutes

H. Commerce Finance and Policy (HF 2177)

Committee Overview Page - Agendas and Minutes

S. State and Local Government and Veterans Committee (SF 2123)

HF 2177

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SF 2123

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