SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE: (UPDATE) Advocates successfully create doubt in lawmakers’ minds over ordinance, which would have banned flavored vapor and smoke-free products, pushing it back to another workshop. Harm reduction advocacy in action!
South Portland City Council: Tobacco limits need more work
SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI: (HEADS UP!) Hearing June 17th for ordinance denying adults 18-20 who smoke access to low risk, smoke-free alternatives, misleading public to believe they have the same health risks and more likely to support more laws and taxes.
The age to purchase tobacco products could be raised in Springfield
CARMEL, INDIANA: (HEADS UP!) City wants to treat vaping the same as smoking, misleading public to believe they have the same health risks and denying businesses who wish to cater to vapers.
Carmel Looks at Language in E-Cigarette Ban
TEXAS: (UPDATE) Governor has signed Tobacco/Vapor 21 law, denying adults 18-20 who smoke access to far safer alternatives and misleading public to believe vaping has the same health risks as smoking. More restrictions and higher taxes likely to follow…
Texas joins 14 states in raising minimum tobacco sales age to 21
SOUTH ELGIN, ILLINOIS: (HEADS UP!) Without any evidence of risk to bystanders even indoors, city moving to ban the use of vapor products OUTDOORS, misleading public to believe vaping has the same risk as smoking.
South Elgin considering smoking ban in its public parks