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Heads Up – News – Updates 3.21.2019

Tobacco harm reduction news for March 21, 2019. Calls to Action for Maine and Delaware. Anti tobacco harm reduction laws in California, Wisconsin and Oklahoma.

MAINE: (CALL TO ACTION!) SP 364 (LD 1190), a bill that would ban the sale of flavored vapor and smokeless tobacco products, is scheduled for a public hearing on Monday, March 25 @ 10:00 AM. Take action NOW!

ME – Stop a Flavor Ban!

DELAWARE: (CALL TO ACTION UPDATE!) SB 25, a bill denying early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to the much safer alternative #vaping & #smokefree products that could actually eliminate #smoking, is now SB 25-1 and has been assigned to House committee.

DE – Stop Tobacco AND Vaping 21!

WISCONSIN: (UPDATE/HEADS UP!) APPLETON passes indoor vaping ban that excludes vape shops (but not bars…to send a message youth??), while GRAND CHUTE quietly passes complete indoor ban. The VILLAGE OF KIMBERLY is discussing a ban on APRIL 1 or APRIL 8.

Appleton passes public vaping ban

PISMO BEACH, CALIFORNIA: (UPDATE) City bans smoking and #vaping in OUTDOOR publicly-accessed city areas, incl outdoor restaurant patios & within 50 ft of patios, outdoor work sites, 25 ft from doors, windows or air vents and all outdoor public events.

Pismo Beach City Council approves smoking ban

OKLAHOMA: (UPDATE & HEADS UP!) Proving #vaping advocates can never rest easy, another bill rears its ugly head. HB1389, prohibiting business owners from allowing #vaping on their property, quickly & quietly passed the House yesterday & heads to Senate.

Bill to ban vaping in public passes Oklahoma House

If you’re on Facebook, please be sure to join your CASAA state group to help prevent anti-harm reduction laws like these from spreading through your state! – The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association