issues in focus

The Issues:

Recent years have seen a significant amount of legislative and regulatory activity affecting adult tobacco consumers and the businesses that sell tobacco products. These government actions can have a big impact on the retail and wholesale trade, and on your bottom line. As federal, state, and local policymakers consider changing or implementing new legislation or regulations, it is very important for you to stay informed on key issues and make sure your voice is heard!

Tax Increases

States continue to face budget deficits and more proposals to increase tobacco excise taxes are likely in the future. Additionally, the federal government continues to consider a tobacco excise tax increase each year. Learn more.

Retail Sales Bans and Restrictions

States and local governments across the country, big and small, continue to explore and enact sales bans and overly burdensome restrictions on tobacco sales. Learn more.

Underage Tobacco Prevention

Tobacco products should only be available to adults and sold by licensed and regulated tobacco retailers. Learn more.

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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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Los Angeles County: Help Stop Unfair Tobacco Regulations!

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering a ban on all flavored tobacco products.

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

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

Feel free to edit the letter below and then press “Send” to deliver the message to your Supervisor today!  

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