Hanover vape stores struggle to stay afloat after tax
Pennsylvania vape stores struggle to stay open after a new 40 percent state tax on vaping merchandise went into effect.
Hanover business owner Tony Myers has a vision to employ adults with special needs through his custom apparel and printing business, but he can’t do it without his vape shop.
“If you are paying somebody $9/10 an hour, and you’re only charging someone $15 to make the item, and it takes 2 hours to make, it just doesn’t mathematically work,” he said.
Myers opened his vape shop in June 2014, and he uses the proceeds to fully fund his vision for his other business, About it All.
But three months after a vape tax went into effect in Pennsylvania, Myers’ businesses are barely afloat.