July 29, 2020

HELP ENSURE THAT THE ASSEMBLY HEALTH COMMITTEE PASSES SB 793

SB 793 (Hill) needs your support to clear its next legislative hurdle!

The Assembly Health Committee is voting on SB 793 on August 4, 2020. This bill, if it passes, will outlaw flavored tobacco products. If SB 793 doesn’t get passed out of the Health Committee it will not be voted on by the entire assembly, and will “die in committee.”

California State PTA just adopted a resolution, E-Cigarettes/Vaping, Flavored Tobacco Products and Youth Health, which seeks legislation “prohibiting the sale, marketing, and distribution of flavored tobacco products and e-cigarettes, including components, accessories, and tobacco product flavor enhancers.”

Over 5.3 million kids in the U.S. now use e-cigarettes — 27.5% of high school students used e-cigarettes in 2019 compared to 11.3% in 2016. Flavors are driving the demand for use — 97% of youth e-cigarette users report using a flavored product, and 70% cite flavors as the reason for their use.

Now it is time to show the power of PTA.

Click the button below to contact your Assembly member today to tell them you support the outlawing of flavored tobacco products. Ask them to vote yes on SB 793 (Hill) or to encourage their colleagues to do the same. Be sure to include your own or your child’s experience with vaping. Your personal story is the most effective way to communicate with legislators.