STATE BY STATE VAPING TAX GUIDE – 22 STATES PROPOSED E-CIGARETTE TAXES IN 2015

Since January 1st 2015, 22 states and the District of Columbia have introduced bills to assess and excise tax on vaping hardware, e-cigarettes, and E-Liquid. 8 States have failed to bring these taxes to fruition.  But this doesn’t mean they won’t try it again.  This is why it is so important to bring these issues to the forefront and why it is so important that we the people take action against these measures!

I applaud not only the Representatives of these 8 states, but also the voters for writing to their Representatives and showing the rest of the country that your voice is being heard, your emails are being read, and most importantly, your vote does matter!

Listed below are the 8 States along with what the proposed tax would have been if it had not been voted down.  The following 8 States have succeeded in not allowing vapers to be taken advantage of:

  1. Arizona: 18 cents per milliliter of nicotine solution.
  1. Arkansas: 7.5 cents per milliliter of nicotine solution.
  1. Indiana: 24% of the wholesale price.
  1. Kentucky: 40% of the wholesale price.
  1. Montana: 1.73 cents per milligram of nicotine solution.
  1. Nevada: 30% of the wholesale price.
  1. New Mexico: 4 cents per milligram of nicotine solution.
  1. Virginia: 18 cents and 40 cents per milliliter of nicotine solution.

If you think those numbers are ridiculous, just wait till you see some of the percentages on the remaining 15 states!

The remaining 15 States who have legislation still pending are:

  1. Alabama: 25 cents-per-milliliter of nicotine solution.
  1. Hawaii: 70% of the wholesale price.
  1. Maine: Cigarette tax rate of $2.00.
  1. Massachusetts: Cigarette tax rate of $3.51.
  1. Minnesota: 30 cents per milliliter of nicotine solution.
  1. New Hampshire: 73.94% of the wholesale price.
  1. New Jersey: 75% of the wholesale price.
  1. New York: 75% of the wholesale price.
  1. North Carolina: 3 cents per milliliter of nicotine solution.
  1. Ohio: 60% of the wholesale price.
  1. Oregon: 81.25% of the wholesale price.
  1. Rhode Island: 80% of the wholesale price.
  1. Vermont: 46% of the wholesale price. – Passed Legislation
  1. Washington: 60% of the retail price.
  1. Washington D.C.: 70% of the wholesale price.

Hopefully for vapers and the thousands of smokers who are predicted to switch to vaping this year, these 15 states have Representatives and voters who are not afraid to stand up to this proposed legislation.

I urge all of you reading this, to head over to The Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA), and join the organizations 40,000+ members.  CASAA  is our “Lobby” as Vapers. They are defending our rights! When you sign up, CASAA sends emails out to you when a call to action is needed in your state. It then directs you to a webpage with a prewritten letter to email your State Representative. It can’t get any easier.

They also allow you to add your own personal testimonial regarding vaping and how it has effected your life!  To date over 4,000 members, including myself, have shared their story!