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 unreasonable 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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MINNESOTA: Oppose a Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products!

The Minnesota Legislature is considering a ban on menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars, and flavored dip! This would hurt businesses like yours already struggling during the current crisis and send business across the border.  

This proposal is a serious threat to all tobacco retail and wholesale businesses in Minnesota. Stand up for your business and contact your legislators today.  

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

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Help STOP Another Tobacco Tax Increase in Washington State!

Lawmakers in Olympia are considering House Bill 1550, a tax proposal that would result in massive tobacco tax increases for you and your customers. This proposal would only compound the financial hardship retailers are facing right now. Tell your legislator to oppose another tax increase on tobacco!  

It’s just not right to single out one industry with huge tax hikes. Your voice can make a difference. Contact your lawmaker today.  

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

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