The following is an update from the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) sourced through their February 18th online bulletin. Reposted with permission.
NATO Provides Quick Tool to E-Mail U.S. Representatives
The full U.S. House of Representatives is likely to take a vote later this month on House Bill H.R. 2339, which prohibits the sale of menthol cigarettes and all other flavored tobacco products, including flavored nicotine vapor products, to any person regardless of age.
NATO has an easy and quick method to take action and send an e-mail opposing the bill to U.S. Representatives regarding H.R. 2339. Every e-mail is counted by Congressional staff, so everyone has a voice on this legislation.
NATO is providing different customized letters for retailers, retail employees, wholesalers, wholesale employees, legal age consumers, and manufacturer employees to send to their specific U.S. Representative. Consider sharing this NATO News Bulletin with your employees and customers. To send a letter, click on the link below for the appropriate letter and follow the easy step-by-step instructions. Before sending a letter to a U.S. Representative, employees should check their company policy to ensure that doing so is allowed. Also, if your retail store is a part of NATO’s Legislative Action Database, you should have already received an alert e-mail with a letter to send to your U.S. Representative for your store(s).
To send a letter, please follow these simple steps:
Select Appropriate Letter:
- Letter options
Click for a retailer letter: https://www.congressweb.com/NATO/650
Click for a retail employee letter: https://www.congressweb.com/NATO/652
Click for a wholesaler letter: https://www.congressweb.com/NATO/653
Click for a wholesale employee letter: https://www.congressweb.com/NATO/654
Click for an adult consumer letter: https://www.congressweb.com/NATO/656
Click for a manufacturer employee letter: https://www.congressweb.com/NATO/655
- In the appropriate boxes, fill in your first and last name, e-mail address, phone number,home street address, city, state and zip code (all of this information is needed to match you to your specific U.S. Representative and for your U.S. Representative to send you a reply).
- Click the “Send” button.
- Your letter will automatically be sent to your specific U.S. Representative and your name will be automatically filled in at the bottom of the letter.
Your help in opposing H.R. 2339 is most appreciated. Thank you in advance for your engagement in this effort.