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CASAA Podcast Update November 2, 2105

CASAA’s Jan Johnson and Alex Clark discuss legislative- and advocacy-related matters of current interest to CASAA members and THR (tobacco harm reduction) advocates. 0:30 – Massive surge in CASAA membership, 113,000 members (up by nearly 40,000 in the last week) and more than 61,000 people have sent messages to their U.S. representatives asking them to co-sponsor and support HR 2058. …

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Legislative Preview for 2015

2015 Legislative Preview By the middle of next week, 19 states will have begun their 2015 legislative sessions.  By the end of January, all but 6 states will be in session.  We’d like to take this opportunity to prepare you for what is shaping up to be a very, very busy year for Tobacco Harm Reduction advocates. STATES: Taxes Child …

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Proposed e-cigarette regulation sets off a spark

Tacoma, WA – The Tacoma-Pierce County Board of Health may have been surprised Monday night by the crowd that filled their meeting room, waiting for their chance to speak regarding proposed regulation changes to the Environmental Health Code. One particular proposed regulation, “Environmental Health Code, Chapter 9: Restrictions on Sale, Use and Availability of Electronic Smoking Devices and Unregulated Nicotine …

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CASAA Testimony for Smokeless Alternatives in Oregon

Oregon HB 3588, which would have banned the sale of “Candy Nicotine Products,” came before committee hearing on Wednesday, April 20. See: http://www.casaa.org/CTA/article.asp?articleID=149&l=a&p CASAA Director Thad Marney attended the hearing and spoke eloquently on behalf of CASAA members.Of his experience, Mr. Marney said, “Although nerves nearly got the best of me, yesterday went much better and easier than King County. I was there …

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