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VIRGINIA – Stop the Joe Camel Protection Act!

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02.12.24 – Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (38Y – 1N)

02.09.24 – Senate: Read Second Time, Committee Substitute rejected (24105271D-SD1), Committee substitute agreed to (24106571S-S2), Engrossed by Senate (committee substitute SB550S2)

02.07.24 – Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations Hearing (09:00:00 2/7/2024 Senate Room A, General Assembly Building). Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (15-Y 0-N). Committee substitute printed 24106571D-S2

02.06.24 – Substitute for Committee: S-Finance and Appropriations, Subcommittee: Resources – Substitute for Committee: S-Finance and Appropriations, Subcommittee: Resources

01.15.24 – Reported from Commerce and Labor with Substitute (14-y, 1-N), referred to S. Finance and Appropriations.

01.15.24 – HEARING – Senate Commerce and Labor Committee.

01.10.24 – Introduced

A bill (SB 550 / HB 1069) known to advocates as “PMTA Registry” legislation is moving through hearings in the senate. Both of these bills have passed their respective chambers of origin and are working their way through committee hearings on the other sides. SB 550 is advancing to a vote in the House while SB 1069 is scheduled for a hearing on

  • Monday, February 26, 2024
  • Time: 15 minutes after adjournment
  • Senate Committee on Commerce and Labor
  • Senate Room A, 3rd Floor, GAB

If enacted, this law would effectively ban all vaping products that have not been granted marketing orders through FDA’s “arbitrary and capricious” authorization process and make the state of Virginia an enforcement arm of the Food and Drug Administration empowering state authorities to enforce the disastrous federal anti-vaping regulations.

This would put hundreds of independent vape shops out of business, hundreds of workers out of jobs, and thousands of Virginians 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 SB 550 / HB 1069!

  • 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.
  • SB 550 will close down hundreds of small businesses and put hundreds of workers out of a job.
  • The state of Virginia 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 SB 550 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 🙂

Docket - Feb. 26, 2024

Senate Commerce and Labor

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