underage tobacco prevention

The Issue:

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

Underage Tobacco Prevention

Tobacco Issues supports fully restricting the sale of all tobacco products to kids, as well as strict enforcement of these restrictions by state and municipal authorities.

Efforts by political leaders, tobacco companies, and retailers have driven underage use of conventional tobacco products to historic lows. We believe the best answer for reducing youth tobacco use is enforcing the newly enacted federal minimum age of 21. Data shows that youth under 18 get tobacco products primarily through social sources, including peers in high school who previously were of the legal age of 18. The new minimum age of 21 should go a long way toward reducing youth access to these products.

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Help STOP a Ban on Tobacco Coupons in New York!

The New York State Legislature is considering a tobacco coupon ban that could hurt your business. Speak out today!  

This tobacco coupon ban is just another example of government overreach. By attempting to control the purchases of your adult customers, lawmakers jeopardize your bottom line.

Your voice matters. Speak up now to help stop a coupon ban before it’s too late.

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Help STOP a Cigarette Tax Increase in New Jersey!

Lawmakers in New Jersey are coming after adult smokers with a massive tax hike of $1.65 per pack of cigarettes! This proposal would hurt retailers across New Jersey, and directly impact your bottom line.

You pay taxes, create jobs, and support the local economy. These tax hikes jeopardize your business and its contributions to New Jersey’s economy.

Your voice can make a difference. Contact your lawmaker today.  

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