In the state of Georgia in the United States, lawmakers are preparing to propose several new provisions regarding vaping. In addition to a potential limitation of the minimum age for the use of vaping products, it is also a tax that could be imposed on all tobacco products containing nicotine.
"GO FORWARD AND TAX VAPING TO PROTECT YOUNG PEOPLE"
Last Wednesday, Georgia state legislators relaunched a proposal to impose an excise tax on vaping products.
Last March, a similar bill sponsored by the representative Bonnie rich was unable to complete its course due to modifications which halved the proposed 7% tax.
But nothing seems to stop the urge to tax vaping. Lawmakers recently picked up on Bonnie Rich's proposal to again consider a 7% tax on all tobacco products containing nicotine, including vaping products.
On the Passage, the Senator Jeff Mullis proposes a measure which aims to increase the minimum age for purchases of cigarettes and vaping products to 21 years. The committee sent the bill (375) to the plenary for a vote. If adopted, it must then be approved by the Senate.
Regarding House Bill 864 which deals with the tax measurement of vaping products, Representative Bonnie Rich said: " This tax on the sale of vaping products would help promote the safety of children as more and more young people try vaping. ".
According to her, vaping is a scourge: " We need to go ahead and start regulating this industry to protect our young people She says.
For their part, manufacturers and sellers of vaping products are worried. For Keith gossett, owner of a boutique in Colombus, things are clear: » When you raise the price of these products, people start smoking again! '.