Pennsylvania Vape Tax Grows In Opposition
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Vape E-cigarette VaporIf you own a shop that sells vaping products in Pennsylvania, you will come across a 40 percent “floor tax” that pertains to every piece of merchandise you purchase. The new tax will be initiated on October 1, 2016 and is a hard hit for small business owners.


The 40 percent wholesale tax has had significant pushback as vapers and vape owners come to terms with what such a change would demand. It would mean that most owners are possibly going to increase their prices to offset the cost increase, affecting vapers and their profits.


A shop owner, Chris Hughes, is campaigning to win the election for his district as state representative in order to have a state and national level effect on the tax. He is proposing an alternative, which would decrease the tax to five cents per milliliter on every bottle of e-liquid sold. This compromise between helping vape shop owners and consolidating money for the state may be able to work out if Hughes is elected. However, Hughes has to win first in order to be a representative for the state and vapers everywhere. He is running as a write-in candidate for the 84th District.


If the bill passes quickly, around three hundred Pennsylvania shops could be protected from decreasing profits that would end in basic business disaster. Vaping has been a big topic within politics and health. But, the facts have to be extensively recognized to make the right decisions. Vaping is not nearly as hazardous as tobacco products and are a much safer substitute. In fact, vaping is 95% safer (health wise) than smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes.


Know the facts about vaping and move to a safer and more cost-friendly option. Visit your local vape shop in Houston, TX and get all the knowledge and products that you need to help you.