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We anticipate a vote this week at the
State House on a key Tobacco Free RI legislative priority. House Bill 7021
would prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and would require e-cigarettes
in Rhode Island be included in the existing law regulating tobacco products.
Join us & take action now to tell your legislators to pass this important bill as written.
Dear Legislator, [Decision Maker],
This week, the House Judiciary Committee will vote on H7021, to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to minors, sponsored by Rep. Helio Melo. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is derived from tobacco, and is highly addictive, especially to youth. Big Tobacco and the e-cigarette industry are lobbying legislators to remove all regulatory language from H7021. They want to create a regulatory loophole for e-cigarettes so sellers would be exempt from tobacco retail licensing, inspections, and future possible taxes. Our kids cannot be protected from e-cigarettes if there is no way to enforce the youth access law.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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