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Heads Up – News – Updates 6.13.2019

Call to Action update in Ohio alerts members of new tax. City in Colorado that already has Tobacco/Vapor 21 and public use ban looking to regulate and tax more. Minnesota lawmakers busy protecting the cigarette market. Learn how media twists facts to support “vaping epidemic” claim.

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OHIO: (CALL TO ACTION UPDATED!) HB 166, a bill that would deny adults 18-20 who smoke access to much safer products, has moved from the House to the Senate, with the Senate version adding a 17% wholesale tax on vapor products. TAKE ACTION NOW!

OH – Stop Extra Taxes on Vaping!

CARBONDALE, COLORADO: (HEADS UP!) Proving once again that Tobacco/Vapor 21 and public use bans are just a first step to support more onerous laws and taxation, ANTZ now pushing city lawmakers for a flavor ban, license requirements and/or taxes.

More vaping restrictions could be coming to town – The Sopris Sun

NEW BRIGHTON, MINNESOTA: (UPDATE) City passes ordinance to deny adults 18-20 who smoke access to safer alternatives, but we’ve been told by local advocates that they opted not to ban or restrict flavors to adults-only stores…for now.

New Brighton raises tobacco sales age to 21

HENNEPIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA: (HEADS UP!) County where, reportedly, 1 in 7 deaths are “linked” to smoking is considering denying adults 18-20 who smoke access to LOW RISK alternatives AND banning flavored products that help prevent adult smoking relapse.

Hennepin County Seeks To Raise Tobacco Age To 21

THE MORE YOU KNOW: How media misleads the public. Report that 11% youth use vapor products. DON’T report that just 3.9% said they contained nicotine, that just 1.9% of the youth used vapor products daily or that just 3.7% used them more than 1-2X a week.

Here’s how many Lancaster County students reported vaping in the last month