WASHINGTON STATE PASSES VAPE TAX
On the 23rd of April, the Senate voted 35 -13 in favor of bill SB 5986 which taxes vaping products. The advocates of the bill are claiming that taxing the devices is a good way to encourage people to engage in “healthy” choices. Meanwhile, the tax is projected to provide $40 million in revenue through 2025.
“THE BILL IS FAILING TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE RESEARCH INDICATING THAT E-CIGS ARE EXCELLENT SMOKING CESSATION TOOLS.”