Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Montana Call to Action! SB 66 Would Redefine E-Cigarettes as "Tobacco Products"

(Updated - 01.15.2015)

Montana SB 66 seeks to prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.  Although CASAA is generally supportive of legislation that restricts access to these products by minors, the wording of the current bill carelessly and inappropriately confuses low-risk smoke-free e-cigarettes with combustible tobacco cigarettes by referring to these products as “electronic smoking devices” and including them in the state’s definition of “tobacco products.” We believe this could have far-reaching negative consequences and would set a terrible precedent for future legislation.

A hearing on SB 66 will be held before the Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs Committee on Monday, January 19th at 8:00 AM in Room 422 of the Capitol Building at 1301 East 6th Avenue in Helena, MT 59601.

(Update) 
We have refreshed our campaign for this issue so that all Montana residents can send a message to committee members.

  • To take action now, please click here.  
  • For full committee contact info (phone numbers and email) please see here.



Text of SB 66
Information on Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs Committee

What can you do to help?


  • Attend the hearing on Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 8:00 AM: Room 422, Capitol Building, 1301 East 6th Avenue, Helena, MT 59601. (As a sign of respect, we ask that you refrain from vaping in the Capitol Building.)
  • Contact your legislators to share your concerns. Let them know that there is a better way to prohibit sales to minors.
    • Click here to send an email, which you can customize or otherwise edit as you may wish.
    • Call your legislators. (Click here for the phone numbers of your legislators.)
  • Share this Call to Action with your friends and family who live in Montana and ask them to take just a few minutes to participate and make a difference on an issue that is personally important to you.

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