Advocates in South Portland, Maine make lawmakers rethink a flavor ban. Anti-harm reduction laws, such as indoor use bans, Tobacco/Vapor 21 and even outdoor bans, in Missouri, Indiana, Texas and Illinois.
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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!
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.
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…
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.