Washington Call to Action: Multiple bills threaten access to and variety of vapor products

Source: CASAA

Two identical bills have been introduced in the Washington House and Senate (HB 1645 & SB 5573). These bills appear to represent what Gov. Inslee wants the Legislature to include when it passes the 2016 budget. These bills would (among other things):

  • apply a 95% sales tax on all vapor product devices, components, and liquids;
  • ban all online sales to WA residents;
  • ban all flavors other than tobacco, mint, wintergreen, and menthol;
  • ban sampling in all vape shops

Please take action NOW to protect vaping from these harmful proposals. With an issue as important as this, we are asking vapers not to only send an email, but make phone calls to your State Senator, two State Representatives, and members of both committees asking that they oppose the Governor’s proposed 95% tax on vapor products.

 

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3 responses to “Washington Call to Action: Multiple bills threaten access to and variety of vapor products

    • I’m fine with regulation based on rational assessment of risks, but many of the proposed requirements seem to specifically target small business. Groups that would stand to gain are Big Tobacco (who can afford the added taxes and whose disposable cartridges happen to be mostly the limited exempted flavors) and Big Pharma (whose market of nicotine patches and gum have been hurting because of the popularity of e-cigs). The main groups harmed would be independent businesses and smokers trying to quit.

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