5th April 2023
US – Arkansas: House Bill 1725 has passed the House and been sent to the Senate. Among its provisions, it would establish safety inspections for child-resistant packaging of tobacco, vapour and alternative nicotine products, and e-liquids; ban advertising of vaping and alternative nicotine products; and establish a manufacturers directory.
20th December 2022
- US - General: The Clinton Foundation announced a funding plan for Tobacco Free Portfolios (TFP), with a total value of $5.5m over approximately five years. The foundation has partnered with the state of California, Truth Initiative, BNP Paribas, and Ing Bank Slaski, among others. The primary goals of the funding plan to be reached by December 2023 are to increase the committed assets by at least $3tn and engage with at least 20% of the leading US financial institutions. TFP is a nonprofit organisation with a mission to promote tobacco-free finance across financial institutions.
12th April 2022
US - Arkansas: Senate Bill 45 is advancing through the legislative process. It would raise from 19 to 21 the legal age to purchase, sell, exchange, or possess tobacco, nicotine products or any “electronic smoking product”, and ban their online sale. It would also levy a tax on all nicotine-containing electronic smoking products at 75% of their wholesale price.