Attention Colorado vapers. A new law threatens to green light meddling lobbyists to ban the vape products that adults prefer in your area. Click on the CASAA banner below to contact your local lawmakers and let then know that your rights will not be stripped without a fight.
Currently, local governments must adhere to statewide regulations, or otherwise not impose stricter tobacco and nicotine laws than the state. If passed, SB 22 would allow activist groups to create a patchwork of anti-nicotine and anti-harm reduction policies around Colorado.
Colorado Flavor Ban Law SB22
SB 22 would allow county boards of commissioners to ban the sale of vapor and all nicotine products in flavors other than tobacco.
This bill is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Committee on Local Government and Housing on:
- Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024
- Time: Upon Adjournment of the Senate
- Place: Senate Committee Room 352
Advocates in Colorado are encouraged to contact the committee and share opposition to SB 22. You can do so by using the form on this page to send your message. Remember to add your story about switching to vaping or another smoke-free product and why this issue is important to you (talking points are below if you need some help).
Flavor Bans Increase Cigarette Sales
A recent FDA study showed that flavor bans increase cigarette sales. Vape shop owners have seen firsthand how many customers have benefitted from alternative vaping products. The crime should be funneling these loyal adult customers back onto cigarettes not providing adults with access to vapes in the flavors they prefer.
With youth vaping nosediving since 2019, anti-vaping and anti-nicotine prohibitionists are on the clock to use their lobbying money to deny adult vapers access to the products they prefer. These are vapes with the artificial flavor profiles found in literally every consumable product, from cannabis edibles, to hard seltzer, and kombucha. But only adult vapers are considered unworthy of choice, deserving only the artificial tobacco flavors that are not coincidently are Big Tobacco’s only option.
Consumer freedom, entrepreneurship, customer choice and your pocketbook will take a huge hit if the New Hampshire Vape Sales Ban is to pass.