Should Vaping Be Taxed The Same Way Cigarettes Are?


Here’s an article I stumbled upon that states the obvious, vaping is gaining fast on cigarettes. We the vapers know it, and so do big tobacco, vaping is the new smoking.

The Kentucky Farm Bureau decided that e-cigarettes should be taxed the same as tobacco products. We have had this discussion before and many in our community (including I) believe taxation is needed only in justifiable means.

But going to the comments, I saw some interesting points being brought up. Most of those who left comments were opposed to taxing saying, “The E-Cigs are assisting many to stop smoking. Do not tax a product that can possibly improve the health of thousands.” Other comments were, “E-cigs are over 95% safer than smoking and you should be welcoming them with open arms!”

Now thinking about it again, should a product that is beneficial and is supposed to counter smoking be taxed the same way as the product it is preventing people from using? Aren’t we supposed to encourage people to go with something healthier?

Why is it that all of a sudden the media is starting to change its strategy on proving how dangerous vaping in to “how and when are we gonna tax this cash cow?”

So do you think vape products should be taxed and if so how? Just something to dwell on.


Author: Mr. Long Drag

Former smoker turned vaper since 2013. I blog about questions that I and others might have about vaping. All I can say is it's a better alternative to cigarettes, nicotine gum, patches or medication, no matter what the Big Tobacco backed media says!

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