Pennsylvania Vape Tax “A Catastrophe”

Legislators in Pennsylvania recently passed a $1.3-billion revenue package at the expense of e-cigarettes. The 40% wholesale tax on e-cigarettes, e-liquids, and vaping devices are upsetting many local shops. The deal, signed by Governor Tom Wolf, is an extension of a current wholesale tax on roll-your-own tobacco. Michael Curry is the owner of Life Smoke[…]

Rep. Tom Cole Proposes E-Cig Bill

In other vaping news, H.R. 2058 (e-cig bill) is making its way through Congress. Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) has proposed a bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to change the grandfather date for products deemed tobacco products. Tom Cole believes that this would be beneficial to companies because they would remain on[…]

e-Cigarette FDA Regulations & Small Businesses

According to an article published by TribLive, FDA regulations are looming for companies that make e-Cigarette concoctions. For small companies, that is a daunting task. Alchemy E-lixirs, as featured in the article, is one of many companies that have cashed in on vaping’s popularity but do not have standard operating procedures (SOPs) in place for[…]

House Bill Protects E-cigarette Manufacturers From Onerous Legislation

The House Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill last Thursday that includes language that could protect the e-cigarette industry from onerous legislation. The language is similar to that of The FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act, in which the “grandfather” date changes from February 2007 to the date that the regulations are passed. This means that[…]