Document:Colorado Email 2 March 2020 Call to Action, Oppose Anti-Vaping Bill on Wednesday

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Oppose HB20-1319 Prohibit Sale Of Flavored Nicotine Products

Just last month, I asked you to join me to testify at the Salida City Council, where they considered a ban on flavored tobacco vaping products. People came out in numbers and that we managed to change the mind of council members.

This Wednesday, March 4th at 1:30 the Colorado General Assembly will hear the bill at 1:30 PM.

Please arrive around 12:30 pm in order to sign up. The hearing will be In room HCR0112 at the State Capitol, located at 200 E Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80203.

We must testify and pose these questions?

  • Will a blanket ban on all flavored tobacco products cause an immediate illicit market?
  • What would a statewide ban mean?
  • What are the unintended consequences of an illicit market for flavored tobacco products?
  • Are flavored vape products the cause of the rise in teen vaping or are there other factors such as high potency nicotine pods?
  • Similar to the current and historic decline of cigarette smoking, will vaping use also decline due to aggressive public education as opposed to criminalization and prohibition?
  • Does this bill, not in fact, just criminalize the use of nicotine?
  • What products, retailers and manufacturers are actually at fault for the recent vaping illnesses?
  • Are those implicated in the recent vaping illnesses regulated tobacco products or unregulated online THC suppliers?
  • Is our goal to ensure consumers of these products purchase at regulated businesses or from illicit sources?
  • Will a blanket ban of these products send consumers online where the products are unregulated and untested and likely the cause of vaping related illnesses?

In Liberty,

Victoria Reynolds, Chairman

Libertarian Party of Colorado



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