The Tobacconist Preservation Act is a proposed law which will preserve and protect tobacconist and consumer rights to smoke in retail tobacconist stores.
Paper petition signatures are being collected daily. Please do not sign this electronic petition if you have already signed a paper version.
Paper Signatures to date: 3000+
Paper Signatures to date: 3000+
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Total Signatures = 352
We signed the "The Tobacconist Preservation Act" petition!
If tobacconists wish to have social smoking in their stores, then it should be a safe designation for cigar and pipe tobacco aficionados.
One of my favorite times of the week is when I get to spend a couple hours relaxing and smoking a cigar or pipe down at my local shop, the lounge is comfortable and it is something i get to look forward too during the week.
Cigars are natural, organic, safe. As a legal age adult I have have the right to enjoy my 'all natural' cigar, the same way I enjoy eating whole and plant based foods. It is the same. Do not make an uneducated decision and ban the smoking of this form of tobacco in a retail tobacconist store.
Luxury tobacco smokers rarely inhale, typically smoke less than commercial cigarette smokers, and typically live longer than average. Leave us in peace!
I own a private bar and have been fined twice. The second time, the woman came in, did not speak to anyone. I was there and no one was smoking, but a few days later, I got a registered letter telling me she observed people smoking, and was fined AGAIN! I think I'm going to fight this one, but as we all know.. I won't win.
I believe this country has bigger issues to deal with , rather than infringe on a mans personal pleasures.
of Commerce, Cigar Chamber
Thank you for collecting signatures for this great cause. Keep up the good fight!!
Calloway, John Patrick
I think it is very important to help keep America free by not impinging on the rights of consenting adults to enjoy fine cigars.
Let's keep America free and support our freedom to partake in tobacco freely.
I am a nonsmoker, and I think it would be ridiculous to ban smoking in a tobacconist store.
Born, raised and proud to be American! We work to hard for our freedoms. Why, as a U.S. citizen of the Great State of Ohio, do I pay a 17% tax on a freedom?
While I understand the public push to protect non smokers from second hand smoke, tobacco shoppes are, by definition, inhabited by smokers. Thus, regulating smoking, within the confines of a tobacco shoppe, seems ineffective at best. I therefore ask that those responsible for regulating this to err on the side of a non invasive policy, and allow me to enjoy my tobacco in peace.
Please respect our freedom! Pipes and cigars should not be lumped into the same bin as mass market cigarettes. Thank you!
I respect the rights of non-smokers to have a smoke free environment in public. I expect the same respect when concerning my righs as a cigar smoker to enjoy smoking in my favorite ventilated smoke shop.
I echo those that come before me. It is an epic failure not to allow smoking in retail tobacconist stores.
Our freedoms are being encroached on in not being able to have a fine place to smoke and enjoy camaraderie of like minded people..
im a tabacco salesman and i want the freedom to smoke cigars at work forever if thats possible
Tobacco has been with us for centuries and it will remain with us. Please honor our Constitution and Freedoms carried within. Sincerely, William C. Smith