Attention Vermont vapers, vape wholesalers, retailers, customers, and concerned citizens.
Vermont Senate Bill S. 18 would ban the sale of any flavored tobacco or nicotine product regardless of FDA authorization or having received a modified risk order. If enacted, S. 18 would ban sales of products that FDA has already authorized including products that are allowed to be marketed as less harmful than cigarettes.
Bill S. 18 has passed the Senate and hearings are already happening in the House–as noted by committee members, these hearings are being scheduled on short notice.
Before the next committee hearing is hastily scheduled with little to no opportunity for public comment, please take a moment to share your experience with vaping and other smoke-free products and contact your officials and urge them to oppose this bill. Click here or on the banner below for more information.
Vapers and business owners who selling vaping products in Vermont are encouraged to take this opportunity to send a message to your state senator urging them to oppose S.18 and any other legislation that would severely restrict you access to safer nicotine products.
A recent FDA study showed that flavor bans increase cigarette sales. Vapers know this first hand, as it is no accident that flavors popular with adults are the same as those found in every consumable from kombucha to hard seltzer. Business owners also know this from their sales, and will see only tobacco-flavored pods and a few e-liquids left on the market if this bill is to pass.
Share your story about how this law will impact your business. Politicians need to know that you vape and you vote.