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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Great News! Tobacco Bill Heads to the Governor's Desk

All your hard work, phone calls and emails over the past few months have paid off! The Tobacco Modernization and Compliance Act of 2010 passed both the House and the Senate and is headed to the Governor's desk.

Please contact the Governor and urge him to sign this bill by following the link below:

Ask Governor Pawlenty to Sign Our Bill!

One simple signature will significantly reduce youth access to tobacco products.

The Tobacco Industry hasn't given up. Neither will we.

The American Heart Association and other tobacco control advocates support the Tobacco Modernization and Compliance Act of 2010 (Senate File 3055/House File 3467), a bill that will:

-Expand the definition of tobacco products to include any product that contains tobacco and is intended for human consumption. This change ensures that the new dissolvable tobacco products that are candy flavored and resemble mints and breath strips are taxed and regulated as tobacco products.

-Require all tobacco products to be sold behind the counter and ensure youth do not have easy access to these products.

-Prevent the sale of new tobacco products and e-cigarettes to youth.

Just click on the link below to send your message now:

Ask Governor Pawlenty to Sign Our Bill!

Thank you for your support on this important health issue.

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