The CRA has issued a petition against California Bill 575 – a proposal that would issue a widespread tobacco ban. They are calling on California and non-California residents to sign this. A few weeks ago, I discussed what a nightmare this would be:
I pulled this right from the CRA communication. There are specific instructions for residents in California as the CRA calls on you to contact your legislators
ACTION STEPS – NON-CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS:
1. Please sign the below petition. Click here.
The SB 575 bill calls for a tobacco ban on: all retail tobacco businesses, private clubs, hotel lobbies, bars, taverns, banquet rooms, warehouse facilities, and employee break rooms. This is basically a prohibition-like bill.
The bill is being proposed by two legislators – California State Senator Mark DeSaulniers, D-Walnut Creek, and Assembly Member and Chairman of the Majority Caucus, Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo. This calls for statewide smoking bans that basically are the equivalent of prohibition.
This is serious here – everyone needs to fight this one. It hurts your rights as a Cigar Enthusiast and it will hurt businesses throughout the state (both tobacco and non-tobacco retailers). Please take action and don’t let the Pleasure Police win this one.