Alcohol & Tobacco
July 9, 2020
Research & Commentary: Georgia’s Vaping Tax Increase Is an Unreliable Source of Funding During Shaky Times
Senate Bill 375 will be crossing Gov. Brian Kemp's desk and would impose a 7 percent tax on vaping products. In the midst of the coronavirus-related recession this may inadvertently harm employment in the vaping industry in Georgia.
June 10, 2020
Research & Commentary: California E-cigarette and Vapor Tax Increase Would Harm Tobacco Cessation Efforts
Governor Newsom released a revised budget proposal that includes a large vapor tax increase that will harm the tobacco cessation efforts in the golden state.
March 12, 2020
A proposed bill in the Florida Legislature would ban the sale of flavored nicotine products and have substantial effects on the Sunshine State's economy.
March 4, 2020
Research & Commentary: Virginia Should Not Raise Taxes on Tobacco Products or Levy New Taxes on Tobacco Harm Reduction Products
Proposal would increase cigarette taxes to $0.60 per pack, double the other tobacco products tax, and create a new tax on liquid nicotine at $0.066 per milliliter.
March 3, 2020
In 2017, only only 3.5 percent of Hawaiian high school students reported using e-cigarettes daily and only 1.2 percent reported smoking combustible cigarettes daily.
February 26, 2020
Research & Commentary: Colorado Flavor Ban Disregards Tobacco Harm Reduction, Won’t Reduce Youth E-Cigarette Use
Colorado proposal would ban the sales of all flavored tobacco products, including cigars, cigarettes, and e-cigarettes.
February 20, 2020
Research & Commentary: Minnesota Flavor Ban Will Vaporize Harm Reduction, Won’t Impact Youth Tobacco and E-Cigarette Use
In 2019, only 77.6 percent and 64.8 percent of 9th and 11th grade students, respectively, reported having never used an e-cigarette or vaping device.
February 13, 2020
Proposed legislation would define and license "enhanced vapor products," as well as apply the state's tobacco tax to vaping products.
February 10, 2020
In 2019, only 10 percent of Vermont high school students that were current e-cigarette users, cited flavors as a primary reason for e-cigarette use.
February 3, 2020
Proposed legislation would snuff out a $215 million industry, yet, in 2019, 78.6 percent of Oregon 11th graders reported not using a vapor product in the 30 days prior.
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