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Tobacco harm reduction news for March 14, 2019. Call to Action in Wisconsin. Anti tobacco harm reduction laws in Alaska, Kansas, South Carolina, Nevada, Massachusetts, Arkansas and Illinois. American Heart Association’s endgame is to end nicotine use, regardless of low risk.


APPLETON, WISCONSIN: (CALL TO ACTION!!)
Proposed ordinance will prohibit businesses owners (incl. vape shops) from allowing vaping in their own business! URGENT for CONSUMERS to SHOW UP and tell their story at the Council meeting WED. 3-20 @ 7PM.

Appleton, Wisconsin – Stop an Indoor Vaping Ban!


ALASKA: (HEADS UP!) HB 94 (Rep. Sara Hannan, D-Juneau), a blatant money grab that the bill sponsor admits has nothing to do with health (seeing vapers as people no one will care about taxing) would apply the 75% #tobacco “sin tax” to #vaping products.

https://bit.ly/2W189FE


EMPORIA, KANSAS: (HEADS UP!) City officials being misled in effort to deny early ADULT #vapers access to SAFER alternatives to #smoking AND prohibit business owners from allowing #vaping on their own property, removing a big incentive to switch.

City discusses proposed vaping ordinance


CONWAY, SOUTH CAROLINA: (HEADS UP!) Councilman suggests putting #vape businesses only in areas where tattoo parlors and strip clubs, others suggest treating smoke-free #vaping like #smoking, prohibiting businesses from allowing it on their property.

City informally discusses future of vape shops in Conway


NEVADA: (HEADS UP!) Anti-nicotine zealots pushing lawmakers to deny early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to the much safer alternative #vaping & #smokefree products that could actually eliminate #smoking. (Along with 30% added tax.)

Advocates meet with Nevada lawmakers to raise tobacco age


DEERFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS: (HEADS UP!) Tobacco “expert” manipulating city/county officials into passing ordinances restricting access to #vaping products.

Deerfield hears from tobacco expert


ARKANSAS: (UPDATE) Committee REJECTS #vapor tax to fund NCI funding, BUT lawmakers announce intent to pass tobacco/vapor 21 law & to TAX smokers and vapers (who are typically lower income individuals) to provide tax relief to…lower income individuals.

Senate panel advances bill to fund NCI center, raise tobacco age – Talk Business & Politics


LAKE IN THE HILLS, ILLINOIS: (HEADS UP!) Village to vote TONIGHT (3-14) at 7:30 PM @ Village Hall on ordinance denying early ADULT #smokers & #vapers access to the much safer alternative #vaping & #smokefree products that could actually eliminate #smoking.

Lake in the Hills board to consider raising tobacco purchasing age to 21 | Northwest Herald


THE MORE YOU KNOW: AHA says “The ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO ELIMINATE ALL NICOTINE addiction, but first…ensure e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products do not addict a new generation of users.” (ie. to end USE even if product has little to no health risks.)

American Heart Association Forecasts Endgame for Tobacco and Nicotine Use – American Heart Association Forecasts Endgame for Tobacco and Nicotine Use Association Issues Policy Recommendations for Ending the Tobacco Crisis March 13 2019 Categories:…


If you’re on Facebook, please be sure to join your CASAA state group to help prevent anti-harm reduction laws like these from spreading through your state! CASAA.org – The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association
 
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