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Phoenix, Arizona – Stop a Flavor Ban
A brief recap of the hearing on 10/14 is available here.
While comments for the public hearing are closed, it is always appropriate for citizens to make contact with their officials regarding any issue. CASAA continues to encourage Phoenix residents to communicate with their officials and urge them to reject proposals to ban flavored smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes.
The flavor ban ordinance in Phoenix is moving to a public hearing, tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 8:30 AM. Prior to the hearing, please take a moment to comment on the flavor ban ordinance. Follow the link below to register your opposition to the ordinance and leave a comment. You can even sign in to speak at the hearing! The comments close at 7:30 AM the morning of the hearing.
Armed with frightening talking points about COVID-19 and smoking, a Phoenix city council member is introducing an ordinance to ban the sale of all tobacco and nicotine products in flavors other than tobacco.
It is always an appropriate time to reach out to your city council member to share your concerns. The City of Phoenix provides an easy-to-use “Find My Council District” tool so that residents can find their officials.
CASAA is providing talking points that you can use to write your messages or prepare for your phone calls urging Phoenix officials to reject any proposed flavor ban or other unnecessary restrictions on low-risk alternatives to smoking.
Points to include in your comments, phone calls, and spoken testimony:
- Urge them to oppose new laws which would restrict your ability to use low-risk alternatives to smoking.
- Briefly, share your story about switching to vaping and what role (if any) 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.
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