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Heads Up – News – Updates 6.19.2019

Connecticut attempting to pass Tobacco/Vapor 21. Oregon wants an outrageous 65% tax on vapor products. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz claims manufacturers of low risk products helping people quit smoking are trying to kill Americans.

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IN THE NEWS: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets, @RepDebbieWassermanSchultz) referring to manufacturers of extremely LOW RISK products helping millions of people QUIT SMOKING: “We need to get these BASTARDS and make sure they don’t kill another generation of Americans.”

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz co-sponsors bill to combat teenage vaping

CONNECTICUT: (UPDATE) Governor has signed Tobacco/Vapor 21 bill, denying adults 18-20 access to far safer alternatives to smoking. Tobacco/Vapor 21 laws don’t work, but mislead general public on risks and increase support for flavor bans, use bans & higher sin taxes.

Gov. Lamont signs bill that raises tobacco sale age to 21

OREGON: (HEADS UP!) HB 2270, a bill that would tax vapor products at 65% wholesale, has now passed out of the Joint Committee on Tax Expenditures by a vote of 8 to 3. It will need to pass by a three-fifths majority, since it’s a revenue-raising measure.