Monady, May 6th, 2019 Contact: Rep. Isaac Robinson
Phone: (313) 739-5093

PRESS Conference today—- Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11:00AM.

Robinson, Hamad and Coalition Pushing Legislation to Ban the Sale of Vapor Products to Minors

HAMTRAMCK — State Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) and Imad Hamad, Executive Director of the American Human Rights Council are holding a press conference with the Hamtramck Drug-free Community Coalition to discuss House Bill 4164, which would amend the youth tobacco act to prohibit the sale of vapor products and alternative nicotine products to minors and address the rapidly growing public health crisis of children vaping. Rep. Robinson will be joined by a broad coalition of fellow lawmakers, drug treatment experts, addiction and recovery advocates, faith and community leaders.

The following leaders are confirmed for the “call to action” meeting: State Representatives Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit), Karen Whitsett (D-Detroit), Jewell Jones (D-Inkster), State Sen. Marshall Bullock (D-Detroit), Wayne County Commissioner Jewel Ware, Hamtramck Councilman Anam Miah, Virginia Skrzyniarz, Piast Institute; Dr. Calvin Trent of Recovery, Education, Advocacy and Leadership Michigan (REAL); Hamtramck Drug-Free Community Coalition, Superintendent Thomas Niczay, the Hamtramck Public Schools; Rev. Sharon Buttry, Imad Hamad, the American Human Rights Council; the Michigan Muslim Leadership Council, YAPAC, former state Rep. Alberta Tinsley-Talabi, MACK Alive, former DPS School Board President Herman Davis, Dr. Nazmul Hassan (Shahin), Michigan Bangladeshi American Democratic Caucus (MI-BADC), Arif Huskic of the Common Word Alliance and Yemeni American Chamber of Commerce

“the State should move quickly to protect our children and ban the sale of vapor products to minors” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “This is true puplic health issue that cant be taken lightly anymore” continued Hamad.

WHERE: Piast Institute
11633 Joseph Campau Ave.

WHEN: Monday, May 6, at 11 a.m.

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