Washington Vape Bills

The Washington State Senate that would impose an unwarranted 95% wholesale tax on all ecigarette products containing nicotine.

Members of the Washington Senate Ways & Means Committee need to hear true life stories about vaping from Washington residents.  As a consumer of electronic cigarettes, you know better than most that these products are NOT tobacco, are NOTHING like combustible cigarettes, and that cost and full access to them are important to you.  YOUR story must be heard by the legislators to make positive change, so make sure your voice is heard!

Please consider taking a few minutes to reach out to the members of the Washington State Senate Ways & Means Committee by phone or e-mail.

Please RESPECTFULLY but firmly tell the members:

  • Please vote NO on any bill that would tax ecigarettes or limit consumer access by prohibiting Internet sales.

  • Ecigs are tobacco-free, smoke-free, and often nicotine-free, and should not be treated the same as other tobacco products.

  • Tell your personal story on how switching to an ecigarette has changed your life or the life of someone you love.  

  • This tax will discourage smokers from switching to ecigarettes and decimate small businesses in Washington that have grown and occupied empty storefronts during the economic recession.  

  • Let them know where in Washington you live.

Remember: An effective letter or phone call is short and to the point. Legislators receive many emails and phone calls each day. The most important thing is to respectfully communicate your opposition to ecigarette taxes and overbearing sales regulations. Please help save the State of Washington!

After you contact the members of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, be sure to also call or your e-mail your Washington State Senator and Representative.  Find out who represents you here (select ‘Legislative’).

Copy and Paste Email List for the Senate Ways & Means Committee:

andy.hill@leg.wa.gov, michael.baumgartner@leg.wa.gov, jim.honeyford@leg.wa.gov, jim.hargrove@leg.wa.gov, karen.keiser@leg.wa.gov, kevin.ranker@leg.wa.gov, barbara.bailey@leg.wa.gov, randi.becker@leg.wa.gov, andy.billig@leg.wa.gov, steve.conway@leg.wa.gov, bruce.dammeier@leg.wa.gov, karen.fraser@leg.wa.gov, david.frockt@leg.wa.gov, bob.hasegawa@leg.wa.gov, brian.hatfield@leg.wa.gov, mike.hewitt@leg.wa.gov, jeanne.kohl-welles@leg.wa.gov, mike.padden@leg.wa.gov, linda.parlette@leg.wa.gov, ann.rivers@leg.wa.gov, mark.schoesler@leg.wa.gov, rodney.tom@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Andy Hill, Chair (R) (45th District - Redmond area)

(360) 786-7672 / andy.hill@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Michael Baumgartner, Vice Chair (R) (6th District - Spokane area)

(360) 786-7610, michael.baumgartner@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Jim Honeyford (R) (15th District -- Sunnyside area)

(360) 786-7684 / jim.honeyford@leg.wa.gov

Sen. James Hargrove (D) (24th District -- Hoquiam area)

(360) 786-7646 / jim.hargrove@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Karen Keiser (D) (33rd District - Des Moines area)

(360) 786-7664, karen.keiser@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Kevin Ranker (D) (40th District - Orcas Island area)

(360) 786-7678 kevin.ranker@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Barbara Bailey (R)  (10th District - Oak Harbor area)

(360) 786-7618, barbara.bailey@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Randi Becker (R) (2nd District - Eatonville area)

(360) 786-7602, randi.becker@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Andy Billig (D) (3rd District - Spokane area)

(360) 786-7604, andy.billig@leg.wa.gov

Sen. John Braun (R)  (20th District - Centralia area)

(360) 786-7638, Capitol Webmail: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/memberEmail/20/0

Sen. Steve Conway (D) (29th District - Tacoma area)

(360) 786-7656, steve.conway@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Bruce Dammeier (R) (25th District - Puyallup)

(360) 786-7648, Bruce.Dammeier@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Karen Fraser (D) (22nd District - Olympia area)

(360) 786-7642, karen.fraser@leg.wa.gov

Sen. David Frockt (D) (46th District - Seattle area)

(360) 786-7690, David.Frockt@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Bob Hasegawa (D) (11th District - Seattle area)

(360) 786-7616, bob.hasegawa@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles (D) (36th District - Seattle)

(360) 786-7670, jeanne.kohl-welles@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Brian Hatfield (D) (19th District - Raymond area)

(360) 786-7636, brian.hatfield@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Mike Hewitt (R) (16th District - Walla Walla area)

(360) 786-7630, mike.hewitt@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Mike Padden (R) (4th District - Spokane area)

(360) 786-7606, mike.padden@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Linda Evans Parlette (R) (12th District - Wenatchee area)

(360) 786-7622 / linda.parlette@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Ann Rivers (R) (18th District - La Center area)

(360) 786-7634 / Ann.Rivers@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Mark Schoesler, Republican Leader (R) (9th District - Ritzville area)

(360) 786-7620 / mark.schoesler@leg.wa.gov

Sen. Rodney Tom (D) (48th District - Medina)

(360) 786-7694 / rodney.tom@leg.wa.gov

For late breaking news on this legislation, please refer to this Action Alert, which will be updated. You can also follow the situation on the newly-created Washington Vapers Advocacy Network Facebook page. Thank you for your time and consideration.