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    Default Ecig bill passes Senate in Oklahoma

    Hi everyone,

    I just wanted to let forum users know about a bill that passed the Oklahoma Senate today. It is my understanding that there are currently no laws in OK regarding ecigs (at least as far as where we can vape - correct me if I'm wrong tho).

    The bill restricts anyone who is under 18 from purchasing an ecig or juice. It also imposes a .05 cent tax on ecig products. There is a cap on the tax of 10% of what is imposed on a pack of cigarettes.

    Shops in Tulsa and surrounding areas do not allow anyone under 18 to enter their stores, much less buy anything (at least the ones I've been to). My main concern with the bill is the tax portion of it. I feel like I'm being punished for giving up my bad habit.

    If there are other Okies on the board, please email or call Governor Fallin and express your opinion!

    https://www.ok.gov/governor/Contact_...nor/index.html


    Thanks much

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    I'd rather pay a small tax to my local govts than see ecigs banned. Just my .02

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillnotsmoking
    I'd rather pay a small tax to my local govts than see ecigs banned.


    This. The lesser of two evils.

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    Next they can pass a bill requiring the sun to rise.

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    stillnotsmoking, you're negotiating with yourself, a suicidal strategy when dealing with government.

    Ideally, the state shouldn't tax our hardware and e-liquids at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattsv1983 View Post
    Next they can pass a bill requiring the sun to rise.
    Or not to rise. Is a tanning bed second hand sun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattsv1983 View Post
    Next they can pass a bill requiring the sun to rise.
    Or charging the People a surcharge when it does...


    All this bill will do is kill B&M stores, and seriously harm entrepreneurial start-ups of companies selling e-cig stuff online in OK. It will drive jobs and commerce out-of-state.


    This bill kills OK jobs, and is hostile to new business development. Someone needs to ask the Governor why he is against new businesses, for higher taxes and punishing people financially for using a product that helped them stop smoking. And they need to ask him IN PUBLIC and OFTEN...
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    It always starts with a 'small tax'.

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    It always starts with a 'small tax'.
    Yep. Here we go...

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    Is the tax 5 cents or 5 percent? Either way that actually sounds completely reasonable. I'd be willing to pay 5% extra if it meant we could stop worrying and enduring end-of-the-world threads every 20 minutes....

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