Intense Conversations Surround Proposed Cleveland Tobacco Legislation

This past Monday, November 16, 2015, the members of the Health and Human Services Committee of the Cleveland City Council heard three pieces related to tobacco regulation. The three pieces identified for discussion were:

  1. Tobacco 21, which would increase the purchase age of tobacco to 21 within city limits
  2. A restriction on flavored tobacco, which would ban the sales of flavored tobacco except within retail tobacco outlets
  3. A tobacco-free workplace ordinance, which would strive toward a smoke free hiring policy for City of Cleveland employees and offer free cessation classes to existing employees who wish to quit

The proposed pieces of legislation ignited intense conversations regarding the impact they would have on our community. Our local media has been regularly covering the story as well.



Would you like to let Cleveland City Council Members know how you feel? Your voice will be heard...

Regardless of your feelings on the proposed legislation, we want to ensure that your voice is heard. Please fill out our form below to let us know where you stand on these pieces of legislation and how we can enhance them for the benefit of our citizens. We ask that you provide all feedback by November 27th so that we can pass your comments onto all council members before the final vote on December 7th.

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Tobacco Legislation Survey
Please let us know how you feel about each of the 3 pieces of tobacco legislation currently up for review:
Do you support Tobacco 21?
Do you support a restriction on flavored tobacco?
Do you support the tobacco-free workplace ordinance?
Please Note:
Healthy Cleveland will be collecting your submissions and sharing them with our Cleveland City Council Members to ensure your feedback is considered as the pieces are amended and voted on.

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