Industry Worries New Tax On E-Cigarettes Could Discourage Cessation Attempts
With the passage of Prop. 56, e-cigarette and vaping liquids will now be taxed, but the exact rate has yet to be calculated.
Orange County Register:
Smokers And Shops Prepare For New Tobacco Tax After Passage Of Prop. 56
For the first time, Californians who vape will be subject to tobacco taxes, with the passage of Prop. 56. While traditional cigarette smokers will go from paying a tax of 87 cents per pack to $2.87 starting April 1, an equivalent taxation structure for e-cigarettes and vaping liquids still must be calculated. ... Public health advocates cheered the passage as a way to reduce tobacco usage, while the vaping industry said the tax could deter smokers from using e-cigs as a tool to quit. (Perkes, 11/10)