Monday, September 19, 2016

PA - Take action to change the 40% tax on vapor products!

In response to the damage already done in Pennsylvania, Representative Jeff Wheeland is introducing HB 2342, which will replace the 40% wholesale tax on all vapor products with a 5¢/ml tax on e-liquid.

Pennsylvania’s 40% wholesale tax on vapor products is completely unworkable. Dozens of shops have already closed in advance of the effective date because they are unable to afford paying 40% more on products they sell in addition to paying a 40% floor tax on all of their inventory as of October 1, 2016. There is also a stark realization that Pennsylvania consumers will likely purchase vapor products from out of state to avoid the punitive tax.

Take action NOW and urge your Pennsylvania lawmakers
to support a more manageable tax on vapor products.

Take Action - Send a Message

CASAA is opposed to any extra taxes on vapor products. We believe it is inappropriate to punish former smokers and would-be switchers for making healthier choices. Extra taxes also send the confusing and inaccurate message to consumers that vapor products carry risks similar to smoking. There is no credible science to support this notion.

However, CASAA is supportive of efforts that reduce taxes imposed on vapor products, like this effort in Pennsylvania. Please take action now and help Pennsylvania set an example for the rest of the country by reducing the extra tax on vapor products.

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