The Albany County Legislature is coming after your business. Legislators want to implement a full tobacco ban and prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes, moist snuff, and vapor products.
Make your voice heard. Legislators need to hear that these proposals will hurt your business.
Convenience stores depend on tobacco for one-third of all sales volume and additional taxes and a flavor ban will hurt your bottom line.
Tell your county legislators that prohibitions just don’t work. History and common sense tell us that bans targeting legal adult choices won’t work, will have unintended consequences and can result in selective enforcement. This ban will hurt your sales and increase the smuggling problem New Yorkers already deal with at the border. Let legislators know that you want them to vote “NO” on the proposed tobacco flavor ban. Let them know that these proposals will hurt your business and may force you to make tough decisions, like cutting hours or jobs.
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