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March 2016

E-Cigarette Tax Failed, Lawmakers Left Embarassed

By C. Bosco March 30, 2016 1553 Views No comments

This is a reblog from author Guy Bentley. Original article: http://bit.ly/1RqX8HW

A county’s experiment in e-cigarette taxes has resulted in a massive failure, with the amount of money the Council expected to raise falling short by 75-85 percent.

Maryland’s Montgomery Council passed 30 percent tax on the wholesale price of e-cigarettes in May 2015. “I’m very proud that Montgomery County is in the forefront of national policy in this area,” said the bill’s chief sponsor and council member Tom Hucker (D-East County). The Council expected to collect a cool $1.5 million to $2.5 million per year...

Big Tobacco Using Real Tobacco In New E-Cigs

By C. Bosco March 29, 2016 5806 Views No comments

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This is a reblog from The Huffington Post. Original article: http://huff.to/1pYyJQg

TOKYO (Reuters) - Two tobacco giants are seeing strong demand for their reboots of the e-cigarette in Japan, with Philip Morris International twice postponing a nationwide rollout and Japan Tobacco suspending shipments - both due to supply shortages.

Japan has become a key testing ground for the two companies and their new, real tobacco e-smokes as they grapple with shrinking demand for traditional cigarettes in other developed countries...

10 Badass Vape Mods You Wish You Had

By C. Bosco March 28, 2016 14992 Views No comments

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As vapers, we're all looking for that one mod that will fill a room up with one hit, that mod that everyone wants but only a few have; something to call our own. Most of us wait for new mods to drop and we only end up vaping on them for a few months. We think it's the coolest thing since the last one and we think that the one we we're vaping now is baddest thing on the block...

Are More E-Cig Taxes Coming In 2016?

By C. Bosco March 25, 2016 2036 Views No comments

This is a reblog from author: Liz Sheld. Original article: http://bit.ly/1MpRzcF

The government revenue-acquiring apparatus, always eager to get a cut of a flourishing new industry, is about to hit "vapers" with some new taxes.

Many "vapers," or folks who use electronic cigarettes, are former smokers who are no longer purchasing highly and punitively taxed tobacco products. The government is not getting tax revenue from this pool of citizens anymore, so it is looking to find a way to recoup the loss.

10 Million Vapers In America And Vaping Isn't A Topic In Election Debates

By W. Rutherford March 24, 2016 1713 Views No comments

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This is a reblog from author: Sham Shivaie. Original article: http://bit.ly/1RobrtF

The 2016 presidential election has been turbulent to say the least. Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican or identify as an independent this was not the election cycle that we expected. On the left, Senator Bernie Sanders has risen to be the new liberal champion for progressives. Giving Hillary Clinton who was the presumed nominee, a major run for her money, nearly defeating her in Iowa and winning the primary in New Hampshire.

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