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Heads Up – News – Updates 5.22.2019

Call to Action in Atlanta, Georgia. Flavor bans, indoor/outdoor use restrictions, Tobacco/Vapor 21 laws in Beverly Hills, Benton County, Oregon and Harwich, Massachusetts. Middle school children pushing flavor bans for adults over 21 in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA: (CALL TO ACTION!) Banning vaping w/smoking seems reasonable until they start including outdoors, sidewalks, cars, private homes and vape shops. Remember: public bans are ALWAYS just a foot in the door to more laws/taxes. TAKE ACTION NOW!Atlanta – Stop an Indoor Vaping Ban

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA: (UPDATE) City prohibiting all tobacco/vapor products sales…unless you’re a rich tourist staying in a swanky hotel or a wealthy member of an exclusive cigar club. Of course, ANTZ fight any type of exemption elsewhere…

Beverly Hills votes to ban tobacco sales, but exempts Schwarzenegger’s favorite cigar club

SCOTCH PLAINS, NEW JERSEY: (HEADS UP!) Petition started by middle school children is demanding the city ban flavored vapor products for adults over the age of 21 (as it’s already illegal to sell vapor products to anyone under the age of 21.)

Ban on Flavored Vapes Proposed by Scotch Plains Teens

BENTON COUNTY, OREGON: (HEADS UP!) County of over 85k people moving to deny the 10.6% of adults who smoke and vape access to the flavored, low risk vaping and smoke-free products that help prevent relapse & are already illegal to sell to persons under 21.

Benton may ban flavored tobacco

HARWICH, MASSACHUSETTS: (HEADS UP!) More evidence that indoor bans and Tobacco 21 as “compromise” won’t prevent worse laws. After adding vaping to new OUTDOOR smoking ban, city now considers banning flavored vapor/smoke-free products for ADULTS OVER 21.

Harwich Health Board Nixes Beach Smoking, Considers Flavored Tobacco Ban