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.

Retailer Licensing

Tobacco Issues believes that everyone engaged in the manufacturing, distribution or sale of tobacco products should have a government issued permit, license or registration. In addition, tobacco products should only be sold by licensed manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Licensing would improve the ability of government authorities to identify parties legally authorized to distribute tobacco products. It would also help protect legitimate trade members who face unfair competition by providing government authorities the ability to revoke licenses of trade members who do not comply with required laws or who trade in contraband tobacco products. Limiting the sale of tobacco products to licensed retailers helps to ensure that tobacco products are only available to adults.


Colorado: Oppose Unfair Local Tobacco Tax and Regulatory Authority Legislation!

The Colorado State Senate is considering legislation that would give localities unchecked authority to tax and regulate tobacco products, leading to a complicated patchwork of policies statewide.

Different local taxes and regulations will create an unfair playing field across the state and add confusion to retail tobacco compliance. These policies impact your business and will hurt your bottom line.

Your voice matters. Tell your State Senator to VOTE NO!

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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.

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