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We need your help to end the youth vaping epidemic! Urge Congress to pass H.R. 2339 in the House, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019.
Support H.R. 2339 Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019
Dear [Decision Maker],
I write to urge you to cosponsor H.R. 2339 in the House, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019, and to introduce companion legislation in the Senate. In light of recent significant increases in vaping among youth (according to the CDC, a 114% increase among middle school students and a 32% increase among high school students since last year) action and support among policymakers are vitally important.
In order to reduce youth vaping, significant policy changes must be enacted by Congress. Vaping products are disproportionately targeted at and marketed to young people, and the vast majority of youth who use vapes start with flavored products. A ban on flavored products (including mint and menthol) is necessary to stop manufacturers from marketing products that are appealing to youth and to delay the initiation of use of addictive substances.Not only is a flavor ban imperative, policy changes such as increasing the sale of tobacco products to 21 years of age and prohibiting marketing and advertising of vaping products to youth are also necessary to end the vaping epidemic and reduce the overall lifetime risk for developing addiction. These policy changes are all necessary to address the vaping epidemic and a good first step.
As a concerned constituent, I urge you to take action on the youth vaping epidemic by cosponsoring H.R. 2339 in the House and introducing companion legislation in the Senate.