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 lawmakers, 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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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.  

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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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