Who says better ? In the United States, the principle of taxation of vaping seems to have been taken into account! After the state of Indiana that announced a few days ago want to tax the vape up to 20% it is now Nevada that outbid with a potential tax of 30% ...
It is becoming increasingly difficult to position oneself on the vape market in the United States. In Nevada, a bill heard Thursday by a committee, plans to tax e-cigarettes as tobacco, at 30% of their wholesale price. If "health advocates" claim to try to reverse the rise in teenage vaping, store owners worry and said it could kill their businesses.
According to the project, the revenues could fund public health improvement and tobacco prevention and control efforts. Taxes and fees added could generate up to 8 millions of dollars. But the recipes are not the main goal of the bill, said the senator Julia Ratti, sponsor of D-Sparks, to the Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development.
« This is a public health bill"Said the senator. "The goal is to reduce usage by increasing the price. The intention here is to disrupt the industry. ".
« Nicotine is the only component in common with traditional cigarettes" , said Alex Mazzola, president of the Nevada Vaping Association. "We are against the tobacco industry, we are against traditional cigarettes. Our alternative is safer. »
Other opponents said the tax, as applied, would affect more expensive products, but not necessarily those that contain more nicotine. For Julia Ratti, things are clear: " If the price we have to pay to reduce the use is a disruption of the industry, I think it's a price we should consider paying".