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Heads Up – News – Updates 3.28.2019

Tobacco harm reduction news for March 28, 2019. Calls to Action in Washington, New Hamphire, California and Los Angeles, California. Anti tobacco harm reduction laws in Olsted County, Minnesota and San Carlos, California. New research finds vaping could be effective way to help teens and young adults quit smoking.

WASHINGTON: (CALL TO ACTION!) Send the Gov. a message urging him to VETO HB 1074, denying early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer products (& will probably be used to “justify” more onerous laws later.) CASAA T21 statement:

WA – Veto Tobacco 21


NEW HAMPSHIRE: (CALL TO ACTION UPDATE!) HB 511, which would ban #vaping like smoking & deceive the public into believing vaping is a risk to bystanders, has passed the House and is moving to a committee hearing in the Senate on April 2 @ 1:00 PM.

NH – Stop an Indoor Vaping Ban

OLSTED COUNTY, MINNESOTA: (HEADS UP) County looking to deny early ADULT #smokers, #vapers access to safer products & will probably use the law to “justify” more onerous laws later. Read CASAA’s position on Tobacco 21, here: CASAA Tobacco 21 policy statement: “Including low-risk alternatives in T21 laws is unwise, misleading” – CASAA

Olmsted County Eyes Tobacco 21 Policy

THE MORE YOU KNOW: Researchers find #vaping could be effective way to help teens and young adults quit smoking. Interviews found 74% had gone from smoking to vaping. Subjects also expressed concern T21 laws will deny access to the much safer products.

California could crack down on vaping. But could it help teens quit smoking?

SAN CARLOS, CALIFORNIA: (HEADS UP!) City looking to BAN #vaping in multi-unit homes and common areas, and BAN the sale of flavored #vaping and #smokefree products.

San Carlos takes steps toward smoking, flavored tobacco bans

CALIFORNIA: (HEADS UP!) SB 38, a bill to ban the sale of flavored #vaping & #smokefree products statewide, was approved in the Senate Health committee yesterday. It will be heard next in the Senate Appropriations Committee!

SB 38 California legislation to ban sale of flavored tobacco approved by Health Committee


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: (UPDATE) Watch yesterday’s LA Health, Education, and Neighborhood Committee meeting, discussing youth access to flavored #vaping and #smokefree products, then send a message!

Video: Health, Education, Neighborhoods, Parks, Arts, snd River Committee – Mar 27th, 2019
Call to Action: CA – Los Angeles – Stop a Flavor Ban!

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