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Vermont Sends Tobacco 21 Bill To Governors Desk

Earlier this year the legislative body of Vermont took up a tobacco 21 bill for 5th consecutive year. This time the Tobacco 21 bill passed the house by a vote of 124-14 after passing in the Senate. The bill now heads to the desk of Republican Governor Phil Scott who is expected to sign the bill pending a review. The new law will go into effect on September 1st, 2019. Under the new law selling […]

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Vermont Seeks To Raise Smoking Age Yet Again

Two things are certain in life, death and taxes. However for the last 5 years you’ve been able to add to the list Rep. George Till, D-Jericho trying to raise the tobacco age in the state of Vermont to 21. Each year the bill has suffered defeat although in 2016 he came close with a 16-13 vote. Since it’s introduction the bill has picked up the following sponsors, Rep. Jessica Brumsted, Rep. Johannah Donovan, Rep. Lori […]

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Cigar Legislation Week In Review Volume XX

Each week we share some of the news that comes across our desk about upcoming legislation.. This week we have stories from California, Kansas, Maine, New York and Vermont. California – By unanimous vote, Nevada City Council on Wednesday passed the first reading of an ordinance that tightens regulation on the sale of tobacco products in town via The Union https://www.theunion.com/news/22596513-113/nevada-city-council-votes-5-0-to-pass-first Kansas – In Leawood, city leaders unanimously voted to raise the tobacco purchase age […]

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Vermont House Votes To Raise Tobacco Age & Tobacco Taxes *UPDATE*

While California is poised to become the second state to raise their tobacco purchase age to 21 if the Governor receives the bills which are currently being held to avert a threat by the tobacco industry to start a referendum campaign,  Vermont is jockeying to beat them to the punch. The Vermont House of Representatives has given preliminary approval to legislation that would raise the tobacco smoking age to 21 and increase tobacco taxes as well. The measure […]

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Legislation Week In Review Vol. 8

Each week we share some of the news that comes across our desk about upcoming legislation.. This week we have stories from Alaska, Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Romania and Singapore. Alaska – The Alaska Senate is once again considering a bill to prohibit smoking in bars, restaurants and public places across Alaska according to JuneauEmpire.com. Louisiana – An ordinance that would ban smoking in Baton Rouge’s casinos and bars is to the Metro Council according to […]

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Montpelier, VT Bans Smoking In Parks

The City Council of Montpelier, Vermont has voted to keep tobacco out of city parks. The measure which passed 4-2 will outlaw the use of tobacco in City Parks, fields and recreational spaces. Enforcement of the ordinance will be handled by the Montpelier Police Department. The City Council next year plans to address putting a ban of tobacco on the downtown areas.

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Law | Montpelier, VT Looks To Ban Smoking, Raise Age

This week the city council of Montpelier was addressed by a prevention specialist who is working toward a goal of making Montpelier’s parks and downtown smoke free. During the session Directors Ann Gilbert and Ginny Burley, the aforementioned specialists cited places that have similar bans such as Times Square in NYC and Boulder, Colorado. The measure has already been approved by the Parks Commission and city Manager William Fraser said he would write a suggested plan […]

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News | Vermont to Join 21 Movement ?

In Massachusetts city after city has begun to raise the smoking age to 21. States such as California, Washington, Utah and Rhode Island have bills on the table that would raise the age from 18. You can now add Vermont to the mix. Representative George Till, a Democrat from Jericho who proposed similar legislation last year has introduced a measure to raise the age again this year to 21. In a hearing before the House […]

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Law | Burlington, VT Bans Smoking In Outdoor Mall

On Monday night, November 10th, 2014 the city council in Burlington, Vermont voted to ban smoking at the popular Church Street Marketplace. The council voted 11-3 to ban smoking 24 hours a day sever days a week. No date was issued for enforcement, but the president of the Burlington City Council expected the ban will be enforced before the end of the year. The Church Street Marketplace is an outdoor pedestrian mall that is home […]

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