Smokefree Advocacy 

National Advocacy

Smokefree SC stands with Public Health Organizations across the country in urging the FDA to act swiftly in finalizing Docket Number FDA-2021-N-1349 Tobacco Product Standard for Menthol in Cigarettes and Docket Number FDA-2021-N-1309 Tobacco Product Standard for Characterizing Flavors in Cigars. We believe both of these proposals will translate into substantial reductions in preventable tobacco-related deaths and disease. 

 

Read our Comment Letter to the FDA for Docket Number FDA-2021-N-1349 Tobacco Product Standard for Menthol in Cigarettes here.

 

Read our Comment Letter to the FDA for Docket Number FDA-2021-N-1309 Tobacco Product Standard for Characterizing Flavors in Cigars here.

 

 

Statewide Advocacy

Secondhand smoke can be highly toxic to adults, children, and babies who are exposed, yet less than half of South Carolina is protected by smokefree and tobacco-free policies. We encourage individuals and groups to stay informed about bills related to tobacco products and to help educate South Carolina lawmakers about the most effective policies to protect South Carolinians from the harms of commercial tobacco products.

2022 Session, January 14, 2022 Update

    

Presenter: Beth Johnson, Government Relations Director

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACSCAN)

Follow Tobacco-Related Bills

   

H. 3681  Preemption

H. 3201  Tobacco 21

H. 3754  Tobacco Retail License

Advocate for Good Policy

  

Make sure your opinion is heard through calls, emails, and letters to your state Senators and Representatives.

Find Your State Legislators

Local Advocacy

Smokefree SC partners with coalitions throughout the state to help promote and support smokefree and tobacco-free work with the goal of implementing local ordinances in the respective communities. We are currently supporting the following three coalitions:

Tobacco Free York County

Just Say Something 

Breathe Easy Tri-County 

Smokefree SC Board Member Tammy Timms recently wrote a letter to The Greer Citizen advocating for smokefree policy and ordinances to be supported in Greer. She works in Greer and believes it is time for Greer to make a positive change for its residents and workers. We appreciate Tammy's advocacy and support! You can read her letter here.