Thursday, June 26, 2014

Call to Action! Pennsylvania Legislators Are Considering an Excise Tax on E-Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco

UPDATE 7/23/14:  Call to Action successfully concluded.  

As Pennsylvania legislators scramble to fill a budget deficit of over $1 billion, a tax on electronic cigarettes is being considered.  Rumors are that the State may seek to impose a punitive tax of up to 60% of wholesale price on all e-cigarette products, possibly including devices.  Legislators are also considering taxing low-risk smokeless tobacco products at the same amount.  

Pennsylvania is supposed to have its budget passed by June 30th, but the situation is so difficult that negotiations may push on past that date.  Legislators need to immediately begin hearing from vapers and users of reduced harm products so that we can stop this tax from becoming law.

CASAA has issued two new CQ Roll Call Campaigns for Pennsylvania to express consumer opposition to a sin tax on e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco:



If you have a Pennsylvania address, please take five minutes of your time to participate and share your views with your elected officials.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pa has long been known as the land of taxes and potholes, don't you think we have enough of BOTH????

Anonymous said...

This tax will hurt small businesses that are trying to help people kick the habit. The thousands of people in PA and millions of people around the world that have stopped smoking because of e-cigs is enough proof that it works better than any other smoking cessation approved by the FDA. Why would you want to tax us right out of business when the economy is so far in the tank now that we may never bounce back. Please reconsider the ramifications to consumers and small businesses your tax will create.

Anonymous said...

Please don't ruin something that has helped me be smoke free for almost three months , this should be encouraged to use as a alternative for smokers DONT SCARE PEOPLE AWAY FROM BEING HEALTHIER

Two finger salute said...

We will march onto the shit hole known as harrisburg. Quit giving our tax dollars to dead beats to buy cigarettes cell phones and big screen tvs for fucks sake. I can still travel out of state for my ejuice neway

Anonymous said...

People see it for what it is....you took people off the taxed cig rolls now they want the revenue back so their taxing the replacement. ..its all about the money....they dont give a crap about your health......you die they dont have to make good on social security. ....

Anonymous said...

Love how we want another consumption tax yet we don't even have a progressive income tax like we should

Anonymous said...

Tax verizon and GM first, I've read they paid ZERO in taxes. Verizon got a $200M refund I believe. Stop giving wal-mart tax breaks to build more stores. Stop taxing us into poverty! Go after your own kind

Anonymous said...

Lets set everything aside for a minute here and think. People are saving a tremendous amount of money switching to ecigs. That's $200+ per month for every person who used to smoke a pack a day to DUMP INTO OUR LOCAL ECONOMIES. Don't let them tax ecigs to send that money to Harrisburg instead. Our friends and neighbors need this.

jimmc1996 said...

Well,I guess it's time I bough those bulk DIY supplies....