New Website Helps Retailers Respond to Tobacco Ordinances

Retailers can find key information on proposed local ordinances across the country on newly launched website.

The National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO) has launched a new website dedicated to help retailers learn about and respond to local tobacco ordinances that seek to restrict or ban the sale of legal tobacco products.

The new website, known as the National Local Advocacy Alliance (NLAA), contains important information on each proposed local tobacco ordinance in states across the country. Specifically, the website includes the following features:

  1. Local Ordinances Page: A listing of proposed local tobacco ordinances by state, including a copy of the proposed ordinance.
  2. Take Action Page: Contacting your local officials about a proposed ordinance is simplified with an easy to send pre-drafted e-mail message or to post a comment on the Facebook page of local lawmakers.
  3. Resources Page: Fact sheets on the different kinds of local tobacco ordinances, which can be used as talking points with local elected officials.
  4. Ordinance Library: An archive of previously adopted local ordinances by state to help retailers understand the regulations already adopted by a local government.
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The NLAA website also includes a “Sign Up” feature to be kept informed of new local ordinances in each state.

To visit the new NLAA website, click on the link below: