MO – Stop a Vapor Ban Disguised as Product Registration!

  The Missouri Legislature is back to work (from a distance) and rushing to pass legislation prior to the official end of session. A licensing bill (so to speak) for vapor products is working its way to a floor vote in the Senate. If passed SB 1085 would ban the sale of any tobacco or nicotine products that the FDA …

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MO – Columbia – Stop a Vaping Ban Before it Starts!

On October 10, the Columbia Board of Health unanimously passed a motion to draft a letter with policy recommendations for reducing youth access to and use of vapor products. Among the suggestions are a flavor ban and a temporary ban on sales of any vapor product. The Board of Health acts as an advisory board to the City Manager, health …

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No Current Calls to Action Shown?

Check out the 2019 States Legislatative Calendar to find out when your state legislature will be back in session! State Regular Session Start Regular Session End House Bill Intro Deadline Senate Bill Intro Deadline Crossover Deadline Special Sessions Alabama Mar 5, 2019 Jun 17, 2019 26th Legislative Day 26th Legislative Day 27th Legislative Day Mar 6, 2019 – Mar 13, …

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MO – St. Charles County rejects anti-vaping ballot initiative (ENDED)

On Monday, August 27, the Saint Charles County Council met to consider two bills that would amend the county’s public smoking laws. Bill 4631 passed by a vote of 4 to 3 and does not include any mention of vaping. Please take a moment to send a thank you message to County Council members who listened to the evidence and …

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Heads Up – News – Updates 7.7.2020

July 7, 2020 (via CASAA Twitter @CASAAMedia) CASAA needs your help! National Call to Action for vape mail ban. Wisconsin ANTZ ignore vape fact. Hawaii closer to flavor ban. Bricks & mortar association backs online vape sales ban. Chicago flavor ban stalls. _______________________________________________________________ MESSAGE FROM CASAA: We’ve never really done this before, but CASAA needs your help! Today! Right now! Click here …

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We’ve never done anything like this before…

All things considered, CASAA has had a good run. Since our inception in 2009, we’ve helped elevate the voice of consumers to a degree that top officials at the Food and Drug Administration make public statements acknowledging the benefits of vaping and other smoke-free alternatives. We need your help to keep this energy going. As you well know, CASAA membership …

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Heads Up – News – Updates 6.29.2020

June 29, 2020 (via CASAA Twitter @CASAAMedia) Calls to Action in Michigan and Montana. Cities in Wisconsin, California and Montana blindly following ANTZ lies to ban flavored vapor products and public use. Nonsensical proposed ban on nicotine that’s not in the form of cigarettes in Australia. Check out CASAA state web pages and state groups on Facebook. _______________________________________________________________ BARABOO, WISCONSIN: (HEADS …

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Quick Tips for Consumer Advocates

Members often ask "What can I do to help?" Member involvement is the KEY to CASAA's success! Read on to discover how easy it is to be a Consumer Advocate for Smoke-free Alternatives:

  1. Get to know your lawmakers and where they stand on important issues. Put together a list of contact information for your local lawmakers. (CASAA has provided state and national contact info on this page.) If you can, set up a face-to-face meeting to express your concerns. Otherwise, call or send a letter or email.
  2. Sign up to track legislation and agenda topics in your city, county and/or town. Many municipal web sites now let you subscribe to get email or text alerts if legislation is proposed for certain keywords. Sign up for keywords such as: tobacco, smoking, vaping, electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, ENDS, vapor products, tobacco products, and cigarette. If you cannot find how to sign up for these alerts on your community's website, call the city office and ask someone to walk you through it. You will then receive notification when a committee or board puts a related item on their agenda or if a new law/ordinance is proposed.
  3. Share CASAA "Call to Action" links on social media. Share on your own Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc., account, but also share to local advocacy group, fan group and vendor accounts, as well.
  4. Complete the Call to Action. Sharing the Call to Action is great, but also make sure to follow through and send an email or call, too!
  5. Show up to hearings and meetings. Even if you don't feel comfortable speaking, you should be able to fill out a form about your position on a topic or be counted as one who opposes/supports a law or ordinance. Just being physically present can make a huge impact when many people show up to show their support for those speaking. Be sure to dress and act in a business-like manner, respecting the rules of the proceedings and others in the room.
  6. VOTE! Get out and vote for lawmakers who support your views.
  7. CASAA cannot possibly monitor every municipality in the country without member involvement, so it is vitally important for CASAA members to watch their area and alert CASAA staff when they find out about a proposed hearing, meeting, law or ordinance. Email us at [email protected] with all of the information you have regarding the municipality, the law or ordinance being proposed, and the time and place of the meeting or public hearing. The more information you can provide, the faster and the more likely CASAA is to issue a Call to Action.
  8. Don't keep CASAA a secret! Share links to CASAA's Facebook page, groups, Twitter accounts and web site. Use links in CASAA's resource center for facts and science. Help CASAA build membership (it's still FREE to join) and add to our collective voice for consumers. The more members CASAA has, the stronger it becomes!
  9. Stay up-to-date by following CASAA on Facebook and Twitter and join the Missouri CASAA Facebook group!


State Legislative Information

Contact information for the Governor, Senate, and House of Representatives


Michael L. Parson

Office of Governor
P.O. Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone Number: (573) 751-3222

Online Contact Form

The Senate

Secretary of the Senate
John R. Ashcroft
600 W. Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Phone Number: (573) 751-4936

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The House

Chief Clerk
Dana Rademan Miller

201 West Capitol Ave, Room 310
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Phone Number: (573) 751-4017

Find Your State Representatives


Missouri Laws & Taxes

Smokeless Tobacco & Vapor Products


  1. Any person or entity who sells tobacco products, alternative nicotine products, or vapor products shall deny the sale of such tobacco products to any person who is less than 18 years of age.1
  2. Nicotine liquid containers must be child-resistant (except prefilled containers not intended to be opened by consumer).1
  3. A retail license or permit is required to sell vapor products.1
  4. Missouri's Clean Indoor Air Act has not been amended to prohibit the use of vapor products where smoking is prohibited.
  5. The following municipalities have ordinances that prohibit vaping where smoking is prohibited (some exclude bars and restaurants): Branson, Clinton, Columbia, Creve Coeur, Farmington, Gainesville, Kansas City, Nevada, Plattsburg, Washington, Warrensburg, West Plains

Tobacco/Vapor 21 Laws: Federal law passed December 20, 2019 prohibits sales of all tobacco and vapor products to anyone under the age of 21 years old. FDA stated law became effective on that date. States may choose to continue with current age law at the risk of losing federal funding. Columbia, Crestwood, Des Peres, Eldon, Excelsior Springs, Gladstone, Grandview, Independence, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Kansas City, Lee's Summit, Liberty, Oak Grove, Parkville, Raymore, St. Louis County and St. Louis City already prohibit sales of tobacco and vapor products to persons under the age of 21 years old.

Flavor Bans: Federal law prohibits the sale of closed system devices (pods, cartridges) containing e-liquid in flavors other than tobacco or menthol.


  1. Smoke-free tobacco products are subject to a state excise tax of 10% of the manufacturer's price.2
  2. Vapor products do not have an additional state excise tax.

1. http://revisor.mo.gov/main/OneSection.aspx?section=407.926&bid=23218&hl=
2. https://www.salestaxhandbook.com/missouri/tobacco


Updated January 2020


National Calls to Action

If no results are shown in the box below, there are no current National Calls to Action. Click here to go to our Calls to Action page.

US – Keep Vape Mail Legal! (Reject S.1253)

(Update 07.06.20) S. 1253, which would prohibit shipping vapor products through the USPS (just like the ban on mailing cigarettes) was passed by the Senate on July 2, and the text of the amended bill is finally available on congress .gov. While a significant amendment was adopted that requires an extensive list of research to be completed, the effect of …

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National – #EssentialToUs! – Keep Vape Shops Open!

#EssentialToUs States are responding to their own outbreaks of COVID-19 by implementing different versions of social distancing and shutting down non-essential services. While some of these businesses are being granted exemptions (for example, restaurants can still offer curbside pick-up and delivery and liquor stores are open with strict social distancing protocols), there are questions about whether or not vape shops …

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Vaping Prohibition is On the Table in Congress!

(Update – 02.21.20) HR 2339 (Pallone-NJ), which would, among other things, ban vapor products in flavors other than tobacco, is scheduled for a vote by the full House of Representatives on Thursday, February 27, 2020 Take Action – Send a Message   This legislation is being supported by an army of Bloomberg-funded anti-harm reduction groups to the tune of $160,000,000. At the …

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National Legislative Information

Contact information for the Executive, Senate, and House of Representatives

The White House

President of The United States

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Comments: (202) 456-1111
Switchboard: (202) 456-1414

Online Contact Information

The Senate

The United States Senate

The United States Senate
Washington, DC  20510

Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

Find your U.S. Senator

The House

The United States House of Representatives

United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Switchboard: (202) 224-3121

Find your Representative


 Archived Calls to Action (Ended)

If no results show in the box below, there are no previous Calls to Action for your state.

MO – St. Charles County rejects anti-vaping ballot initiative (ENDED)

On Monday, August 27, the Saint Charles County Council met to consider two bills that would amend the county’s public smoking laws. Bill 4631 passed by a vote of 4 to 3 and does not include any mention of vaping. Please take a moment to send a thank you message to County Council members who listened to the evidence and …

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Kansas City, MO – Local Alert! Take action to oppose an indoor vaping ban!

Kansas City, MO Update – 11.18.15 The ordinance that would ban vaping in the same places where smoking is prohibited has been voted favorably out of committee. The ordinance now moves to a full council legislative hearing tomorrow Thursday, November 19th, 2015 3:00 PM (agenda pending) It is vital that you take the time now to Call and Email council …

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Local Alert – St. Charles, MO – Bill 11543 would redefine “smoking” to include vaping. City Council Hearing TUESDAY, 03/03/15 (CONCLUDED)

CONCLUDED (Update – 03.09.15) Bill 11543 will have a second read on Tuesday, March 17th.  This is a regularly scheduled city council meeting that begins at 7:00PM (CST). City Hall Council Chambers 200 N. 2nd St. St. Charles, MO 63301 ____________________________ (Original post) Bill 11543 will be introduced in the St. Charles, MO City Council TUESDAY, March 3rd, 2015 at …

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Call to Action! Missouri: Ask Your Legislators to Override Governor Nixon’s Veto of SB 841 (Ban on Sales of E-Cigarettes to Minors) (CONCLUDED)

UPDATE:  9/11/14:  Missouri Call to Action successfully concluded.  Thanks to the hard work of Bistate Regional Advocates for Vaping Education (BRAVE), both the Missouri Senate and House have voted to override Governor Nixon’s veto of Senate Bill 841. Missouri now joins the majority of states which ban sales of e-cigarettes to minors.  ************* Last month, Missouri’s Governor Nixon was presented …

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