Smoke Free Colorado
Send a letter to your legislator to let them know you support a SMOKE FREE COLORADO
Please oppose HB 22- 1064 to remove adult-use smoke free vaping products from the marketplace. It will effectively close over 150 Colorado small businesses and separate 1,000+ Coloradans from their jobs. It will also cost the state $34 million in funding for education.
Please keep these smoke free products for 21 and over. Please keep vaping products available for adults trying to quit tobacco and away from kids.
The Colorado Legislature took in 2019 and 2020 to protect youth from having access to tobacco and vape products. HB22-1064 moves away from the strong regulatory stance.
If passed into law, HB22-1064 will reward the producers and retailers most likely to allow youth to continue to access vape products. Some advocates working on HB22-1064 have discussed allowing a limited number of flavored vape products to be exempt from the flavor ban. This bill gives big tobacco a stranglehold on the market and will have unintended consequences.
We need to create a tighter regulatory system that achieves a few important goals BEFORE we close down businesses, ban products and separate people from their jobs and livelihoods.