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OKLAHOMA – Stop a Big Tobacco Protection Act!

current status

Bill
Introduced

Passed
house

Passed
senate

Signed by
Governor

02.21.24 – HEARING: House Business and Commerce (Hearing Notice/Agenda)
02.06.24 – Second Reading, Referred to H. Business and Commerce
02.05.24 – First Reading, Authored by Rep. Echols.

A bill (HB 3971) known to advocates as “PMTA Registry” legislation has been introduced and referred to the House Committee on Business and Commerce. HB 3971 is scheduled for a hearing on

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • Room 206
  • House Business and Commerce Committee

If enacted, this law would strengthen Oklahoma’s existing “vapor product directory” law with increased penalties, registration fees, and, ultimately, more funding to pay for Big Tobacco’s private police force. 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 HB 3971 !

  • 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 3971 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 3971 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 🙂

Hearing Notice / Agenda

H. Business and Commerce

HB 3971

Bill Page

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