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ILLINOIS – Stop a Big Tobacco Protection Act!

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03.15.24 – NOTICE OF HEARING: House Exective Committee, Thursday, March 21, 10:00 AM, Room 118 Capitol Building.

03.13.24 – Executive Committee Hearing, 10:00 AM, Room 118.

02.28.24 – Assigned to Executive Committee

02.08.24 – Introduced, First Reading, Referred to H. Rules Committee

A bill (HB 5069) known to advocates as “PMTA Registry” legislation has been introduced and referred to the House Executive Committee

HB 5069 is scheduled for a hearing on

  • Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • House Executive Committee
  • 10:00 AM
  • Room 118, Capitol Building
  • Illinois Advocates are encouraged to submit a witness slip for this hearing (suggested talking points are below if you need help with your comments).

If enacted, this law would effectively make the state of Illinois an enforcement arm of the Food and Drug Administration empowering state authorities to enforce the disastrous federal anti-vaping regulations. This would put independent vape shops out of business, hundreds of workers out of jobs, and thousands of people at risk of returning to smoking, or delaying attempts at quitting.

Please take a minute to send an email to your lawmakers urging them to oppose this HB 5069!

  • Tell your lawmakers that this legislation is more about protecting Big Tobacco profits than improving public health and share your personal story about switching to vaping.
  • HB 5069 will close down hundreds of small businesses and put hundreds of workers out of a job.
  • The state doesn’t need to carry water for the FDA by enforcing its disastrous anti-vaping regulations.
  • FDA has arbitrarily denied marketing orders for nearly 1 million products and is failing to move forward with authorizing others.
  • If HB 5069 is enacted, consumers will only have access to a handful of products that have applications pending, or are authorized by FDA.
  • Be brief, be kind, and say thank you 🙂

HB 5069

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