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Federal, state, and local governments around the country continue to target adult tobacco consumers, retailers, and wholesalers with excessive taxes and unfair policies, such as retail bans and advertising restrictions.

Click on the action alerts below to take action on the most current issues that impact you and your business!

Calls to Action

Help Stop Tucson Politicians from Increasing the Legal Age

The Tucson City Council is considering a new proposal to increase the legal age of purchase for tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old.

Raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products would create inconsistencies with how the state and federal government define adulthood for other purposes, including:

  • Serving in the armed forces
  • Paying taxes
  • Voting
  • Getting married
  • Signing a contract, such as buying or selling property

Minors should not use tobacco products, but this proposal to increase the minimum age law would have many unintended consequences. Tell your city council member you oppose this proposal and any other attempts to unfairly target adult tobacco consumers.

Your Voice Can Make a Difference. Contact Your City Council Member Today.

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Help Stop Pima County Politicians from Increasing the Legal Age

The Pima County Board of Supervisors is considering a new proposal to increase the legal age of purchase for tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old.

Raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products would create inconsistencies with how the state and federal government define adulthood for other purposes, including:

  • Serving in the armed forces
  • Paying taxes
  • Voting
  • Getting married
  • Signing a contract, such as buying or selling property

Minors should not use tobacco products, but this proposal to increase the minimum age law would have many unintended consequences. Tell your supervisor you oppose this proposal and any other attempts to unfairly target adult tobacco consumers.

Your Voice Can Make a Difference. Contact Your Supervisor Today.

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Sacramento: Help Stop Unfair Tobacco Regulations!

Sacramento: Help Stop Unfair Tobacco Regulations!

Sacramento City Council is meeting on Tuesday, October 23rd to discuss a ban on all flavored tobacco and e-vapor products, including menthol cigarettes. Action is needed to stop this ordinance from moving forward. The City Council’s Law and Legislation Committee will make this decision and your voice needs to be heard.

This proposal could impact your Tobacco Retail License and hurt your bottom line. Help us tell City Council that that such a broad, overreaching regulation is unfair and unacceptable. It takes just 30 seconds today to email your Sacramento City Council member TODAY!

Your voice matters. Tell City Council to OPPOSE this proposal!  


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Help Stop Tempe Politicians from Increasing the Legal Age

The Tempe City Council is considering a new proposal to increase the legal age of purchase for tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years old.  

Raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products would create inconsistencies with how the state and federal government define adulthood for other purposes, including:

  • Serving in the armed forces
  • Paying taxes
  • Voting
  • Getting married
  • Signing a contract, such as buying or selling property

Minors should not use tobacco products, but this proposal to increase the minimum age law would have many unintended consequences. Tell your legislators you oppose this proposal and any other attempts to unfairly target adult tobacco consumers. 

Your Voice Can Make a Difference. Contact Your Legislators Today.  

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Help Stop Austin Politicians from Increasing the Legal Age

The Austin City Council is considering a new proposal to increase the legal age of purchase for tobacco products from 18 years old to 21 years old.

Raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products would create inconsistencies with how the state and federal government define adulthood for other purposes, including:

  • Serving in the armed forces
  • Paying taxes
  • Voting
  • Getting married
  • Signing a contract, such as buying or selling property

Minors should not use tobacco products, but this proposal to increase the minimum age law would have many unintended consequences. Tell your legislators you oppose this proposal and any other attempts to unfairly target adult tobacco consumers. 

Your Voice Can Make a Difference. Contact Your Legislators Today.

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New Jersey: Oppose the menthol ban!

The New Jersey Assembly is considering a proposal that would ban the sale of menthol cigarettes.

If passed, local retailers would see sales drop as their adult customers travel to competitors in nearby states to make tobacco purchases – while there, they may also buy other products that your store depends on! This measure hurts New Jersey’s businesses and hits your bottom line.

Your voice matters. Tell the state legislature to VOTE NO!

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Alameda City: Help stop unfair tobacco regulations!

The Alameda City Council is considering banning flavored tobacco products, menthol cigarettes, and is even considering other overly restrictive tobacco regulations. On top of these sales restrictions, unfair limits on licenses for tobacco retailers have been proposed. These proposals are unfair!

The regulation of tobacco products already occurs at the state and federal level, so banning the sale of flavored tobacco and menthol cigarettes disregards the legitimate preferences of adult tobacco consumers. The retail license restrictions are an unfair attack on Alameda’s small business community. This measure hurts your business and your bottom line.

Your voice matters. Tell your City Councilor to VOTE NO!


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Pomona: Tell your council member to oppose more tobacco regulations!

The Pomona City Council is considering the adoption of a tobacco retail licensing ordinance that may ban the sale of flavored tobacco, including menthol cigarettes, and establish a cigar minimum pack size. These regulations go too far!

If passed, local retailers would see sales drop as their adult customers travel to competitors in nearby towns to make tobacco purchases—while there, they may also buy other products that your store depends on!  This measure hurts Pomona businesses and hits your bottom line.  

Your voice matters. Tell your City Council Member to VOTE NO!

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Redondo Beach: Tell your council member to oppose harmful tobacco regulations!

The Redondo Beach City Council is considering adopting a tobacco retail licensing ordinance that may ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes, and establish a cigar minimum pack size. These regulations go too far!

If passed, local retailers would see sales drop as their adult customers travel to competitors in nearby towns to make tobacco purchases—while there, they may also buy other products that your store depends on!  This measure hurts Redondo Beach businesses and hits your bottom line.

Your voice matters. Tell your City Council Member to VOTE NO!

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