pulse issue - tobacco control
DC Council Approves $2 Cigarette Tax
On May 29, the DC Council unanimously approved its 2019 budget, including one million new dollars for tobacco cessation programs at the DC Department of Health and funding to implement Washington DC's Tobacco 21 law. This was made possible by a 10-2 Council vote on May 15, which raised the District's cigarette tax by $2, to $4.50/pack.
hero_image_alt_text===Councilmember Vincent Gray speaks at DC Calls It Quits press conference
No action on e-cigarettes likely in special session
Legislative action stalls while new data confirms e-cigs are a problem with Vermont youth.
Priority Bills on the Move
A number of our priority bills are moving forward and are getting close to the finish line thanks to our continued advocacy from volunteers!
hero_image_alt_text===Massachusetts State House
Dover City Council to Consider Tobacco 21
Youth in Dover NH lead on local Tobacco 21 policy.
hero_image_alt_text===Teen refusing cigarette.
The State Legislature Needs to Step Up
Why are the Senate and Assembly so lethargic this Legislative Session?
hero_image_alt_text===New York Legislature.
The T21 Fight Continues
Hartford AND New Haven work to increase tobacco sales age To 21!
hero_image_alt_text===An image of cigarette butts.
Legislature Passes North Carolina State Budget
Last week was eventful at the legislature. The General Assembly approved the state budget on Friday. This year’s budget makes adjustments to the two-year budget passed last summer.
CT Tobacco 21 Bill- Final Update
CT's Tobacco 21 Bill Dead.
hero_image_alt_text===Teen rejecting cigarettes.
Democrats Identify Front-Runners For Gov Race
Democrats identify the front-runners for the Governor's race.
Come Learn About the latest Addictive Drug that Targets Kids
Join the AHA and MaineHealth to learn about Maine kids use of JUUL and other electronic nicotine devices.