Once Stalled, A Cigarette Tax Hike Is Moving In Oregon Capitol

With just weeks left in Oregon’s legislative session, Democratic leaders have put another contentious issue on their to-do list: a tobacco tax hike. In a hearing Thursday, the House Revenue Committee took up House Bill 2270, a long-dormant bill to raise taxes on cigarettes and other products. After making substantial amendments, the committee moved the bill on. The bill’s newfound momentum sets up what could be another divisive fight as the session approaches adjournment. As with all revenue-raising measures, three-fifths of lawmakers will have to approve the bill to pass it. The new version of House Bill 2270 contains many of the same details it did when introduced by Gov. … Continue reading Once Stalled, A Cigarette Tax Hike Is Moving In Oregon Capitol

Ohio Senate exploring additional tax on vapor products

Vape users in Ohio may be dishing out more money soon on their smoking products. The Senate is exploring an additional 17-percent tax on vape products sold in the state, including liquid and mechanical vaping devices. Although the Senate considers vaping a healthier option, the goal is to target the nicotine used in some vapor products. Several business owners are open to the idea but only if the price is right. “We’re not opposed to a tax,” said James Jarvis, owner of Vapor Station. “We’re opposed to an unreasonable tax. We want to be a part of the solution.” … … Continue reading Ohio Senate exploring additional tax on vapor products

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Senate plan would hike tax on e-cigarettes, vaping products

COLUMBUS — A massive rewrite by the Ohio Senate of the next two-year budget aims to increase prices on e-cigarettes and vapor products by subjecting them to the same tax as cigar, chewing, pipe, and other non-cigarette tobacco. It marks a rare instance among numerous proposed changes to the budget in which the Senate would raise a tax rather than cut one. “Vapor has filled a space in Ohio that teenagers are clearly being attracted to … ” said Sen. Matt Dolan (R., Chagrin Falls), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. “The reality is it’s not coming down from tobacco. It’s … Continue reading Senate plan would hike tax on e-cigarettes, vaping products

Aspen bans flavored nicotine products, joins handful of communities

Beginning Jan. 1, retailers in Aspen will be banned from selling flavored nicotine products, which includes cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and vape pens. Aspen City Council on Monday passed an ordinance approving the ban. It was the last action made by the outgoing council before a new one was sworn in. Monday’s ordinance builds on council’s partial ban made May 20, which was passed for failure of having a majority vote. Because Councilwoman Ann Mullins was not present, council was deadlocked on a full ban 2-2. Council members indicated that they wished to reconsider their decision when a full board was … Continue reading Aspen bans flavored nicotine products, joins handful of communities

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The Federal Trade Commission Turns its Attention to Social Media Marketing of Vapes

Vape-makers have garnered the attention of U.S. regulators for how they are marketing their products. In warning letters to Solace Vapor, Hype City Vapors, Humble Juice Co. and Artist Liquid Labs dated June 7, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission together called out the four vape manufacturers for failing to ensure that the influencers they paid to promote their products declared the sponsored nature of their posts and included a legally-mandated nicotine warning statement in connection with such posts. In addition to alerting the companies to the fact that all social media posts advertising “cigarette … Continue reading The Federal Trade Commission Turns its Attention to Social Media Marketing of Vapes