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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

Los Angeles County Retailers: Help Stop Unfair Tobacco Regulations

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering a ban on flavored tobacco and e-vapor products. 

This proposal could hurt your bottom line. Help us tell the County Board of Supervisors that such a broad, overreaching regulation is unfair and unacceptable. It takes just 30 seconds today to email your County Supervisor! 

Your voice matters. Tell the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to OPPOSE this proposal!   

Feel free to edit the letter on the next page and then press “Send” to deliver the message to the City Council today! 

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Sacramento: Help Stop Unfair Tobacco Regulations!

The Sacramento City Council is considering a ban on all flavored tobacco and flavored vapor products. 

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

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


Feel free to edit the letter on the next page and then press “Send” to deliver the message to the City Council today! 

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Los Angeles Retailers: Help Stop Unfair Tobacco Regulations!

The Los Angeles City Council is considering a ban on flavored tobacco and e-vapor products. 

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

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

Feel free to edit the letter on the next page and then press “Send” to deliver the message to the City Council today! 

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Stop A Tax Hike that Will Hurt Your Business!

Politicians in Lincoln are considering a proposal that would increase Nebraska’s cigarette excise tax by $1.50 per pack. If passed, the state excise tax on cigarettes would skyrocket from $0.64 to $2.14 per pack.

Help us tell our lawmakers that increasing the state’s cigarette excise tax is unnecessary and unfair—and will only hurt Nebraska businesses and threaten local jobs. 

Tell Lincoln: A cigarette tax hike is bad for business and will hurt my bottom line! It takes just 30 seconds to email your Nebraska State Senators. Make your voice heard today. 

Please input your physical home address, feel free to edit the letter on the next page, and then press “Send” to deliver the message to your State Senator today! 

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Stop the New 95% Tax on Vapor Products in Washington State!

Some politicians in Olympia want to impose a new 95% tax on vapor products sold in Washington State. You pay taxes, create jobs, and support the local economy. A massive new vapor tax will hurt your business.

Your state legislators need to hear from you—tell them to VOTE NO on this new, excessive tax!

Feel free to edit the letter on the next page and then press “Send” to deliver the message to your legislators.

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Tell Politicians in Albany: Cigarette Tax Increases Hurt Local Businesses

Politicians in Albany are considering a proposal that would increase excise taxes on a can of dip by $1.96, with similar increases on moist snuff, snus and cigars. If passed a can of dip would be subject to a total of $4.36 in state excise taxes alone.

Not only is this tax increase unnecessary and unfair for your adult tobacco customers, but it could have a direct, negative impact on your business and your bottom line. It could encourage many adult smokers to turn to other sources to purchase their cigarettes, driving sales down and jeopardizing local New York businesses like yours.

Your business employs New Yorkers and contributes to our local and state economy. Tell your legislators to oppose this unnecessary and unfair tax hike that would hurt local businesses.

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Stop A Tax Hike and NEW Tax that Will Hurt Your Business!

Once again, politicians in Providence are considering raising the cigarette tax and imposing a NEW tax on all vapor products. If passed, the tax on cigarettes in Rhode Island would increase from $4.25 to $4.50 per pack and vapor products would be hit with a brand-new 40% tax.

Help us tell our legislators that this unfair proposal will hurt local businesses and threaten local jobs. A cigarette tax increase and new vapor tax could result in serious adverse and unintended economic consequences for Rhode Island retailers and wholesalers.

Tell Providence: Don’t raise tobacco taxes or impose a new tax on vapor products! It takes just 30 seconds to email your Rhode Island state legislators. Make your voice heard today.

Feel free to edit the letter on the next page and then press “Send” to deliver the message to your state legislator today!

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Stop A Tax Hike and NEW Tax that Will Hurt Your Business!

Politicians in Montpelier are considering another cigarette tax hike as well as a NEW tax on all vapor products. If passed, the tax on cigarettes in Vermont would skyrocket from $3.08 to $4.33 per pack and adult vapers would be hit with a new 92% tax on vapor products.

Help us tell our lawmakers that this unfair proposal hike will hurt local businesses and threaten local jobs. A cigarette tax increase and new vapor tax could result in serious adverse and unintended economic consequences for Vermont businesses.

Tell Montpelier: Don’t raise the cigarette tax or impose a new tax on vapor products! It takes just 30 seconds to email your Vermont state legislators. Make your voice heard today.

Feel free to edit the letter on the next page and then press “Send” to deliver the message to your state legislator today!

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New York City Retailers: Help Stop Unfair Regulations!

The New York City Council is considering a ban on all menthol cigarettes.

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

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

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Suffolk County: Help Stop Unfair Vapor Regulations!

The Suffolk County Health Committee is considering a broad ban on flavored vapor products – everything but “tobacco, mint or menthol.”

This proposal could hurt your bottom line. Help us tell the Suffolk County Health Committee that such a broad, overreaching regulation is unfair and unacceptable. It takes just 30 seconds today to email the Suffolk County Health Committee. 

Your voice matters. Tell the Health Committee to OPPOSE this proposal!

Feel free to edit the letter on the next page and then press “Send” to deliver the message to the Suffolk County Health Committee today! 

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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, and 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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