Act Now to Stop New Hampshire Vape Ban

As a vape wholesaler or reseller, you and your business are on the frontlines and face a new threat. Your business and your adult customers are the target of a wave laws designed to protect Big Tobacco.

Click the following link to Stop the New Hampshire Big Tobacco Protection Act.

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Referred to as PMTA Registry Laws or Big Tobacco Protection acts, they are a de facto vape ban designed to the tobacco industry’s rivals out of business and while leaving lower their margin and more expensive products on the market.

You can also use the Legislator Lookup to find who represents you and let them know that you vape, you vote, and that this scheme will destroy jobs and lives.

HB1591 Will Kill Independent Vape Industry

A bill (HB 1591) known to advocates as “PMTA Registry” legislation has been introduced and referred to the Committee Commerce and Consumer Affairs. This bill is scheduled for a public hearing on:

  • Tuesday, February 6, 2024
    11:00 AM
    Legislative Office Building (LOB) Room 305

If enacted, this law would effectively make the state of New Hampshire 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, 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 state representative urging them to oppose HB 1591!

These laws were not written in good faith, making state governments the enforcement arm for the failed FDA Premarket Tobacco Application process. This process is under legal scrutiny for its unfairness and has approved just a couple of obsolete cigalikes.

Everything else is in limbo, this includes Big Tobacco’s most popular products such as the MyBlu, Vuse Alto, and Juul. The Big Tobacco Protection Act is written so that these products remain on the market while popular products from the independent vape industry are barred.

IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY, PLEASE CLICK THE CALL TO ACTION IMAGE ABOVE. THE PMTA REGISTRY BILL SCHEME IS DESIGNED TO REMOVE CONSUMER CHOICE BY BANNING PRODUCTS FROM THE INDEPENDENT VAPE INDUSTRY AND LEAVE BIG TOBACCO WITH A MONOPOLY. 

ACT NOW TO SAVE VAPING!

You can also use the Legislator Lookup to find who represents you and let them know that you vape, you vote, and that this scheme will destroy jobs and lives.

The tobacco industry products that will still be permitted under PMTA Registry Laws have not received PMTA authorization either.

They herald a total vape ban, for if the FDA were to issue an marketing denial orders against the tobacco industry’s products, all vapes would be barred from the market.

Criticisms of PMTA Registry Bills

  1. Structured so that the tobacco industry’s vape products remain on market, despite also not having received PMTA authorization, while barring their less expensive competition.
  2. Serves as a flavor ban, denying adult vapers the flavors they prefer. An FDA funded study found cigarette sales increase in areas with flavor bans.
  3. Bars easy to use disposable vapes, which are ideal for initiates and not coincidentally compete head-to-head with prefilled pod kits made by Big Tobacco.
  4. Harms small businesses, vape shops and convenience stores, by removing high-volume and profitable products while leaving lower margin tobacco industry vapes on shelves.
  5. Contrary to spirit of consumer choice and entrepreneurship, barring products released after 2016. 

PMTA Registry Laws

PMTA Registry Laws are worded so that Big Tobacco’s products, the commercially available ones having not received PMTA authorization either, are still permitted for sale while rival products are barred from the state in every form and criminalized.

Your business is at stake and must make your voice heard. Big Tobacco’s vape products are lower margin products that simply are not as popular. If they could compete on a level field of play, they would not have to lobby for laws that create a monopoly and criminalize the competition.

Consumer Freedom

A legally enforced monopoly will provide the tobacco industry with the freedom to raise prices further and the profit margin for resellers.  

Every popular disposable will be gone from the market if this passes, leaving Vuse, Juul and MyBlu with a virtual monopoly.

A recent FDA study showed that flavor bans increase cigarette sales. Vape shop owners have seen firsthand how many customers have benefitted from alternative vaping products. The crime should be funneling these loyal adult customers back onto cigarettes not providing adults with access to vapes in the flavors they prefer.

PMTA Registry Bills Nationwide

The tobacco industry has been unwilling or unable to compete with the independent vape industry in terms of price and innovation. Youth vaping rates have fallen every year since 2019, and the odds of a national flavor ban that would only benefit the tobacco industry seem more remote than ever.

Consumer freedom, entrepreneurship, customer choice and your pocketbook will take a huge hit if the New Hampshire Vape Sales Ban is to pass.