Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Victory! City Council passes critical legislation to reduce tobacco use

Breaking News
In case you haven't already heard, the City Council passed two historic pieces of legislation last night!

One bill will raise the minimum legal sale age for tobacco products to 21. The second bill, the Sensible Tobacco Enforcement Act, will step up enforcement against retailers who evade tobacco taxes or sell tobacco without a license, prohibit coupons or price discounts for tobacco products, create a minimum price for cigarettes and little cigars, and set minimum packaging requirements for cheap cigars, little cigars and cigarillos to crack down on the sale of “loosies.”

Read our joint statement on the passage of these two bills.
This is a HUGE VICTORY for NYC as it, once again, leads the nation in policymaking that protects public health and saves lives.

Please send a thank you message to the City Council.

THANK YOU for standing by us as we continue our work to reduce tobacco use around the country and around the world!

Kevin O'Flaherty
Director, Northeast Region
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids | 1400 I St. NW | Washington, DC 20005 | 202-296-5469
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