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Restore Funding to Fight Tobacco NOW!

For years, Connecticut has been taking money away from programs to educate kids about the dangers of tobacco products, and away from programs to help people who use tobacco quit. This raiding has left zero state funding to address the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use.

Latest Updates

February 5, 2020
Connecticut

HARTFORD - In his budget message today, Gov. Lamont called for several tobacco control provisions, including restricting the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes, including menthol, in Connecticut. However, his proposal did not restrict the sale of other flavored tobacco products such as menthol cigarettes and fruit and candy flavored

May 31, 2019
Connecticut

HARTFORD - The Connecticut Senate marked today, World No Tobacco Day, by voting in support of HB7200. This bill would increase the statewide age of sale for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. The House of Representatives approved the legislation earlier this month and it now heads

February 20, 2019
Connecticut

HARTFORD – In advance of his inaugural budget address, Gov. Ned Lamont has expressed his support for raising the age of sale for all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21. The following statement can be attributed to Bryte Johnson, Connecticut director of government relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer

February 6, 2019
Connecticut

"While suspensions and expulsions in Connecticut schools are on the decline, the incidence of such disciplinary action in connection with vaping is increasing dramatically, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Department of Education." Read Full Article

State Contacts

Natalie Cullen Shurtleff
Connecticut Grassroots Manager
Bryte Johnson
Director Government Relations and Advocacy
Amber Herting
Associate Director, Media Advocacy

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