Its time to restrict ALL flavored tobacco--including menthol
Dear [Decision Maker],
As your constituent, I urge you to support Int 1345-2019 and Int 1362-2019, legislation to restrict the sale of all flavored tobacco and electronic cigarettes, including menthol, mint, and Wintergreen.
In October 2009, the New York City Council passed the first in the nation ban on flavored tobacco--including cigars, smokeless tobacco and other forms of flavored tobacco. Unfortunately, menthol cigarettes were exempted from the ban. As a result, countless New Yorkers continue to be addicted to tobacco and will see their lives unnecessarily shortened. Ten years later, a new threat in the form of flavored electronic cigarettes are threatening the health of New Yorkers. Meanwhile, menthol cigarettes continue to hook kids on deadly cigarettes and contribute to significant health disparities across New York City.
It is time for the City Council to finish the job once and for all by restricting ALL flavored tobacco including electronic cigarettes and menthol cigarettes. I support Intro 1345 AND Intro 1362 and hope that you will too.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]