E-cigarette tax could become a reality in Indiana

E-cigarette tax could become a reality in Indiana


*DRE*) THE LOCAL VAPING INDUSTRY IS SPEAKING OUT AGAINST A PROPOSED TAX ON CIGARETTE LIQUID *SCOT*) THE INDIANA HOUSE ALREADY PASSED THE PROPOSAL. THE SENATE WILL NOW CONSIDER THE BILL.. NEWS 8’S JOE MELILLO IS LIVE AT THE STATE HOUSE TO TELL US MORE…JOE? *JOE*) THE TAX IS ONLY CENTS TAX PER MILILITER AND THAT MAY NOT SOUND LIKE A BIG DEAL… BUT LOCAL VAPING BUSINESS OWNERS SAY IT COULD REALLY HURT THE INDUSTRY THE TAX WILL BE FOR THOSE BOTTLES OF CIG LIQUID. VAPE STORES USUALLY SELL BOTTLES BETWEEN 30 120 ML SO THE TAX CAN REACH UP TO MORE THAN 4 DOLLARS A BOTTLE MASON ODEL. THE OWNER OF ‘JUST VAPOR’ IN INDIANAPOLIS AND FISHERS IS HANDING OUT CARDS URGING PEOPLE TO SHARE THEIR OPINIONS ON THE BILL. HE WANTS TO SEE A NICCOTINE TAX INSTEAD OF ON VAPOR LIQUID ((THIS PRODUCT HAS HELPED A NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS QUIT SMOKING AND ITS FUNNY TO ME THAT A 2 DOLLAR TAX ON CIGARETTES IS NOT GETTING PASSED AND THEY WANT TO.. BC THATS TOO EXPENSIVE.. BUT A 4 CENT TAX ON LIQID IS FINE..)) THE INDIANA CHAMBER RELEASED A STATEMENT ON TUESDAY SAYING IT SUPPORTS THE BILL. THEIR STATEMENT SAYS “WHILE WE ARE SUPPORTIVE OF THE GENERAL EFFORT, NOT NEARLY ENOUGH TAXATION WILL BE PLACED ON THE PURCHASE OF JUUL PODS, WHICH IS WHAT IS DRIVING TEENAGE CIGARETTE USAGE AND ACCOUNTS FOR THE MAJORITY OF CIGARETT RELATED SALES.” BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF LIQUID JUULE PODS WOULD ONLY SEE A 11.2 CENT INCREASE… AGAIN IT HAS MOVED TO THE SENATE AND WE WILL BRING YOU THE UPDATES HERE..

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  • No!!!!!! We must encourage e-cigs or the horrible regular cigarettes that affect everyone else with their nasty secondhand smoke! Every dang person in downtown Indianapolis smokes and we need to get them onto vaping fast!!!

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