Legislators try to combat youth vaping epidemic

Legislators try to combat youth vaping epidemic

Teens across the nation can be seen surrounded by clouds of vapor made to taste and smell like their favorite fruit, candy, dessert or even beverage. Legislators in Pennsylvania are attempting to stop what the federal Food and Drug Administration declares an epidemic.

Friday, January 11, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Differing vape-tax-fix bills emerge from committee

Differing vape-tax-fix bills emerge from committee

Both houses of the legislature took steps to alter the tax on e-cigarettes and vape products Tuesday with differing proposals with the same goal emerging from legislative committee.

 

In July, the General Assembly passed the 40 percent floor tax on e-cigarette and vape products, including current inventory, as part of the revenue package supporting the budget. $13.3 million is anticipated from the tax.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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E-cigarette and vape rally takes over Capitol Rotunda

E-cigarette and vape rally takes over Capitol Rotunda

Hundreds of Pennsylvanians joined together Monday afternoon to rally against the 40 percent tax increase on e-cigarettes and vape products.

Monday, September 26, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Legislators circulate proposals altering coming vape, e-cigarette tax

Legislators circulate proposals altering coming vape, e-cigarette tax

While it doesn’t become effective until October 1, legislators in the General Assembly are already working to change a crucial funding component of the FY 2016-2017 budget: a tax on vaping and e-cigarettes.

 

As part of the funding package that was passed for the budget, lawmakers are counting on over $13 million from the new tax, which is to be levied on vaping and e-cigarette product retailers who are to pay a 40 percent tax on all vaping and e-cigarette products—including devices and equipment—that extends to current on-shelf inventory.

 

Realizing this might cause a problem for shop owners, legislators in both chambers are circulating co-sponsorship memos for proposals which would help vape and e-cigarette retailers deal with how to pay the tax in order to limit its effect on their ability to stay financially viable.

Thursday, September 8, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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