North Carolina Big Tobacco Protection Act (H900)

What's happening?

NC Bill H900, a bill containing legislation sometimes referred to as a "PMTA Registry" bill, has been made law. H900 allows the state to enforce the FDA's PMTA regulations, effectively making all but a select few vape products illegal in North Carolina.

This bill will have a disastrous impact on the industry and the people it serves, putting independent vape shops out of business, hundreds of workers out of their jobs, and thousands of people at risk of returning to smoking.

We must act now in order to ensure access to your favorite vape products remains intact. Tell your lawmakers to amend H900!

How can you help?

It's time to make your voice heard! Remember to be respectful and civil no matter which way you choose to reach out. With your help, we can stop this ban in its tracks and keep our shelves stocked with your favorite products. Thank you in advance!

1. Email Representatives Directly

Use the state's Find Your Legislator tool to get ahold of contact info for your district's lawmakers. Then, using the template below, craft and send them an email making your opposition clear and imploring them to amend H900.

Make sure you either cut and paste the message into individual emails for each rep or send them as a blind CC so they receive an email sent only to them. This will help make sure that you are taken seriously and not just seen as spam mail!

Dear Representative,

I urge you to amend the recently passed H900.

H900 allows the state to enforce the FDA's PMTA regulations, effectively making all but a select few vape products illegal in North Carolina. The “PMTA Registry” bill is sweeping the nation and now targets all independent vape shops in North Carolina. The PMTA process is flawed, under litigation in several parts of the country, and should not be relied upon as settled law from the federal government.

If left as is, hundreds of businesses will die overnight and thousands of North Carolinians will become unemployed when it goes into effect. Not only will it drastically affect the economy of North Carolina, estimating a loss of $447.4 million to our economy, failing to amend the bill could lead to increased cigarette use by removing vaping alternatives. This is what Big Tobacco wants and is why they've pushed so hard for it.

I understand the importance of regulatory measures to safeguard public health, and I believe we should all work together for responsible practices within this industry. BUT, I urge you to consider the broader implications of this bill on local businesses and employment.

I kindly request an opportunity to discuss this matter further with you to provide additional information and perspectives that may assist in your decision-making process.

Thank you for your attention to this critical matter. Your thoughtful consideration of the potential consequences for both employment and public health in North Carolina is greatly appreciated.

Respectfully Submitted,



2. Contact Reps Via Phone

Contacting your representative via phone is a great way to quickly and effectively voice your concerns. To find your representative's contact information, visit the state's Find Your Legislator tool. Once you've got the numbers, call them up and respectfully voice your opposition to H900 and request that an amendment be proposed.


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