Support the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019

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.

According to the CDC, there has been a significant increase in vaping among youth- a 114% increase among middle school students and 32% increase among high school students since last year. It is urgent that policymakers hear from as many people as possible to demand action.

Vaping products are disproportionately targeted at and marketed to young people and the vast majority of youth who use vapes start with flavored products. In order to stop manufacturers from marketing products that are appealing to youth and to delay the initiation of use of addictive substances, we need to ban flavored products, increase the age for sale of tobacco products and prohibit marketing and advertising to youth.

H.R.2339 is an important step in the right direction. Fill out the form below to send a letter to your Members of Congress to urge them to take action on the youth vaping epidemic by cosponsoring HR 2339 in the House and introducing companion legislation in the Senate.  

Please read our complete position statement on e-cigarettes (vaping products) here.

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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.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

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