Senate Bill 56, sponsored by Senator Ralph Alvarado, has passed the Kentucky Senate and is now awaiting a vote in the Kentucky House.
Take action by asking your state Representative to support Senate Bill 56 to ensure Kentucky complies with the federal minimum legal sale age for all tobacco products and eliminate purchase, use, and possession penalties for youth up to age 21 so children and teens can grow into healthier adults. Learn more about SB 56 on the Kentucky General Assembly Bill Tracker.
Call 1-800-372-7181 to leave your Representative a message via the legislative message line. When you contact your legislator, share this message and be sure to let them know you are a constituent:
"Please support Senate Bill 56 to protect kids from the harms of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products by raising the legal sale age of tobacco products to 21.”
If you’re unsure who your state Senator or Representative is, find out here. The message line workers will also help you find and connect with your Representative. Note: The LRC legislative message line is open from 7am-9pm Monday through Thursday and 7am-6pm on Fridays (EST).
Send an email to your state Representative by following the instructions below.
Review the draft message below, and edit to include your voice and share why this bill is important to you. You can also use the messages as talking points to call your state Representative.
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