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WASHINGTON – Stop a Big Tobacco Protection Act!

current status

Bill
Introduced

Passed
Senate

Passed
House

Signed by
Governor

01.22.24 – Public Hearing – S. Labor and Commerce, 10:30AM, Senate Hearing Rm 1 and Virtual, J.A. Cherberg, Olympia, WA

01.10.24 – Introduced and referred to S. Committe on Labor and Commerce

A bill (SB 6118) known to advocates as “PMTA Registry” legislation has been introduced and referred to the Senate Labor and Commerce Committee.

This bill is scheduled for a public hearing on:

MONDAY, January 22, 10:30 AM

Senate Hearing Room 1

John A. Cherberg Building

304 15th Avenue SW – Olympia WA 98504

Please make plans to attend and or testify at this hearing. Details on options for presenting testimony can be found, here, on the Senate Committee Sign In Page.

If enacted, this law would effectively make the state of Washington 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 Washington residents 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 6118!

  • 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 6118 will close down hundreds of small businesses and put hundreds of workers out of a job.
  • The state of Washington 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 6118 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 🙂

Agendas

S. Labor and Commerce

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