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NY-Suffolk County - Stop A Flavor Ban!

 

The Suffolk County Legislature is moving rapidly to adopt an all-out ban on flavored vapor products. A hearing is scheduled for:

Thursday, December 13, 2018

2:00 PM

Health Committee

Rose Y. Caracappa Auditorium, William H. Rogers Legislature Building

725 Veterans Memorial Highway

Hauppauge, NY

 

The proposed law (Resolution No. 2128) would ban the sale of nicotine-containing e-liquid in all flavors except tobacco, mint, and menthol. There are no exceptions for specific retailers.

 

Please make plans to attend this hearing! Even if you do not plan to speak, your presence is important as it demonstrates the large numbers of people affected by this issue. If you do plan to speak, plan to keep your remarks to ONE MINUTE or LESS. When commenting on this ordinance, be sure to include your experience with vaping and what role flavors play in keeping you smoke free.

In advance of the hearing, please take this opportunity to send a message to council members urging them to oppose this ordinance.

NOW is the time to make contact

with your county legislators

and urge them to reject this proposal!

Important Phone Numbers:
 
Suffolk County Health Committee

William Spencer (Chair)

631-854-4500 Dist 18

Bridget Fleming (Vice Chair)

631-852-8400 Dist 2
Robert Calarco 631-854-1400 Dist 7
Leslie Kennedy 631-854-3735 Dist 12
Monica R. Martinez 631-853-3700 Dist 9
Rudy A. Sunderman 631-852-1300 Dist 3
 

You can also use this tool to find your county legislator.

 

What to say on your call (it should be a short 3-5 minute call):

  1. State that you are a resident (and voter) living in Suffolk County.

  2. Tell them that you are opposed to resolution 2128.

  3. Share your story about switching to vaping or another smoke-free product, and;

  4. How important the variety of flavors is/was to you completely quitting smoking.

  5. Conclude by thanking them and urging them to vote NO on 2128.

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  • Flavor Ban Talking Points for Emails and Testimony (.pdf)
  • Resolution No. 2128 (.pdf)
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