Omaha City Council proposes tax on e-cigarettes, vape products

Omaha City Council proposes tax on e-cigarettes, vape products


EMILY: VAPING PRODUCTS ARE
EXEMPT FROM THE TOBACCO TAX.  
 
 
 
COUNCILMEMBERS HOPE TO INCLUDE
THEM IN THE PROPOSED TAX FOR
WHAT THEY CALL FAIRNESS AND
FINANCIAL REASONS.>>I HAD A LAYOFF 51 PEOPLE IN
THE LAST TWO WEEKS. THAT IS NOT RIGHT.>>DUE TO THE RECENT SPIKE IN
VAPE RELATED DEATHS, THIS WOULD
BE ANOTHER BLOW TO A HURTING
INDUSTRY.>>YOU ARE JUST GOING TO HURT
THE PEOPLE TRYING TO GET OFF OF
CIGARETTES. I DON’T THINK THAT IS A VERY
WISE.>>THE PROPOSAL HAS MORE TO DO
WITH INCLUSION.>>WE ARE BEING FAIR TO OTHERS
WITH ELIMINATING THAT FROM THE
ORDINANCE. THINK WE ARE BEING UNFAIR IF
WE DON’T INCLUDED.>>THEY WERE NOT INFLUENCED
HEALTH CONCERNS. HE SAYS THIS IS A MATTER OF
FINANCIAL STABILITY.>>THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE HEALTH
ASPECTS OF THIS. THIS IS ABOUT THE FINANCIAL
NEEDS OF THE CITY AND BEING FAIR
ACROSS THE BOARD.>>E-CIG PRODUCT PRICES WILL NOT
BE IN UP TO RELY ON.>>A BOTTLE LIKE THIS WILL
REPLACE MULTIPLE CARTONS OF
CIGARETTES. YOU SEE THE ECONOMIC
DISINCENTIVE FOR A LOT OF
STATES. THE BASIS — THIS IS A LOT OF
THEIR BUDGETS OFF OF THIS.>>THEY SUGGES TAXING TOBACCO
PRODUCTS BASED ON THE FARM
LEVEL.>>IF THEY IMPOSE A 1% TAX ON
VAPING, THEY SHOULD IMPOSE A TAX
ON CIGARETTES.>>GET YOU TO BE REACH

3 thoughts on “Omaha City Council proposes tax on e-cigarettes, vape products

  • This total BS. The heavy tax on cigarettes is because the 1/2 of all smokers will die of smoking cigarettes and that costs the States tons of money in medical care, but they have not shown vaping flavored ejuice has caused a single hospitalization (only the illegal marijuana vape THC carts is causing the current lung issues mostly lipoid pnemonia and lipid = oil, and there are no oils in flavored vape ejuice PERIOD. There are no pesticides in flavored nicotine vape juice PERIOD. The government is losing money by having smokers take up vaping and stopping smoking which is great but their greedy and want to replace the money they are losing under the MSA agreement with tobacco companies to pay them a large % of cigarette sales. Taxation is slavery. Nobody is complaining about a use tax (pay gas tax to build roads, those that buy gasoline should use cars and should pay for road construction) but you are not able to make a case for an excise tax on vape juice because the State is not providing any benefit to the vape user.

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