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Ecig bill passes Senate in Oklahoma

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  1. theresaloveshistory

    theresaloveshistory New Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    united states
    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!


    Thanks much :)
  2. stillnotsmoking

    stillnotsmoking Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2013
    GA, USA
    I'd rather pay a small tax to my local govts than see ecigs banned. Just my .02

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  3. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio

    :thumb: This. The lesser of two evils.
  4. Mattsv1983

    Mattsv1983 Full Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Next they can pass a bill requiring the sun to rise.
  5. mostlyclassics

    mostlyclassics Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    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.
  6. Steve Parry

    Steve Parry Full Member

    Mar 4, 2013
    Cookeville TN
    Or not to rise. Is a tanning bed second hand sun?
  7. StereoDreamer

    StereoDreamer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 13, 2012
    Columbia MD
    Or charging the People a surcharge when it does... :facepalm:

    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...
  8. DJ RyckRak

    DJ RyckRak Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    It always starts with a 'small tax'.
  9. FogHawg

    FogHawg Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2013
    Yep. Here we go...
  10. el lobo furtivo

    el lobo furtivo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2009
    Akron, OH
    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....
  11. Sikko

    Sikko Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 7, 2012
    Salt Lake City, UT
  12. Placebo Effect

    Placebo Effect Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 19, 2008
    As introduced, this bill was not an e-cigarette tax bill. It didn't even concern e-cigarettes. It was 4 pages long.

    Somehow, the bill became 34 pages long while in committee. It was then voted out and on the Senate floor within days.

    CASAA will have a Call to Action once this is assigned to a committee. Oklahoma citizens should contact us if you can make it to Oklahoma City for the Senate hearing.
  13. StevesCVO

    StevesCVO Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 12, 2013
    Clown School
    Another tax in Oklahoma, what else is new? :facepalm: Next they'll tax us for the air we breathe.
  14. badbadivy

    badbadivy Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 3, 2013
    Murfreesboro, TN
    We tried to pass a local ordinance stopping snow from entering the city limits. It snowed anyway so we taxed it.

    If I lived in Oklahoma I would fight the tax portion of the bill. There is so much wrong with that. :/
  15. MrStik

    MrStik Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 6, 2013
    technically they are... they are taxing the air you breathe through your vaporizer.....
  16. jazon1

    jazon1 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 16, 2012
    im sure they already have..after all when was the last time you didnt see it sure they will expect us to thank them for that now too.
  17. Plumes.91

    Plumes.91 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 30, 2012
    United States
  18. StereoDreamer

    StereoDreamer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 13, 2012
    Columbia MD
    The power to tax is the power to destroy.

    --Daniel Webster (1782–1852)
  19. sam8ps

    sam8ps Full Member

    Aug 3, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    GOVERNMENT THINK: If it moves, tax it. If it's still moving, regulate it. When it stops moving, subsidize it.
  20. charmingkv

    charmingkv Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    I'm so distraught over this law. I just purchased my first wholesale shipment to resale Ejuice to our area because nearest was 40 miles away. And today I found this forum, this senate bill and this thread. The company says no returns on Ejuice. So what am I to do? I can't vape all this myself and can't even legally advertise it. Any advice is appreciated.
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