Thursday, August 20, 2009

PACT Act Update

Here's the closest thang to an update I've seen on the PACT Act topic. The Senate is currently on break. But according to an email I received from a smoke shop, the Senators could place their votes as early as September 8th.


Even though the Senate is currently on a break (they seem to take a lot of those), it doesn't mean your freedom and ability to order and receive cigarettes and tobacco products through the mail is safe and secure.

The Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act of 2009 ("PACT Act") (S.1147) is still pending, and could be sent to the full Senate for a vote as soon as they return. This legislation contains, among other bad ideas, a provision which will make ALL cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products nonmailable. This bill has already been passed by the House of Representatives and is currently before the Senate Judiciary Committee, who could send it to the Senate floor for a vote as early as September 8th!

By making all cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products nonmailable, this law will ensure you will no longer be able to purchase these products by mail-order, telephone order, or on the Internet, because the United States Postal Service, along with UPS, Fed-Ex and all other carriers will be prohibited by law from delivering your orders to you. Taking away your options means forcing you back to buying over-priced tobacco products from your local retailer once again. Let your Senators know that you don't want this!

The Senate may be at rest, but we must continue to remain active if we wish to preserve our rights and freedoms. Contact your Senators office today and tell them to vote NO on S.1147, the "PACT Act"!

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