Vape Tax Plan Upsets Retailers

E-cig and vape tax could be coming to Washington

Washington state vape shops are upset about the governor’s plan to tax e-cigarettes and vaping products according to a report from KOMO News.

Governor Jay Inslee’s plan for a 95 percent tax on anything related to vaping will put the burgeoning smoke alternative in line with existing tobacco taxes.
 
It could bring in an estimated $18 million in new revenue for the state.

That’s the worry for Kim Thompson, who runs a popular chain of e-cigarette and vaping chains in Pierce County. She says the industry “just keeps growing exponentially.”

She also knows that taxes are likely coming.

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