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Heads Up – News – Updates 1.30.2019

Tobacco harm reduction news for January 30, 2019. Anti-harm reduction laws in Wisconsin, Vermont, Virginia, Indiana, Washington, Minnesota and Missouri.

APPLETON, WISCONSIN: (CALL TO ACTION) BOH would prohibit businesses from allowing #vaping in their own establishments!
WI – Appleton – Stop a #vaping ban! – CASAA

VERMONT: (UPDATE) State House bill H47, a 92% wholesale tax on #vapor products, has passed in Ways and Means Committee. Bill will now go before the full House.

VIRGINIA: (UPDATE) State bill to deny adult #smokers and #vapers 18-20 access to much safer alternative #vaping products passed in the Senate and will move to a vote in the House.

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Bill to raise age to purchase tobacco products passes Senate, moves to House of Delegates

INDIANA: (HEADS UP!) House Bill 1444 would tax #vaping products 8¢ per millimeter ($4.80 on a 60 ml bottle). Increase would remove important cost incentive for #smokers to switch!

Indiana lawmakers considering tax on e-liquids | 2019-01-29 | Indianapolis Business Journal |

WASHINGTON: (UPDATE) State Bills SB 5057 in the Senate and HB 1074 in the House would deny adult #smokers and #vapers 18-20 access to much safer alternative #vaping products.

ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA: (HEADS UP!) City would deny adult #smokers and #vapers access to much safer alternative #vaping products. SECOND HEARING possibly on February 25th!

WARRENSBURG, MISSOURI: (UPDATE) City changes definition of #smoking to include #vaping products, prohibiting businesses from allowing vaping in their establishment and removing important incentive for #smokers to switch to safer alternative.

Council redefines smoking

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