The newly added part (LMCO 90.11) requires tobacco and vape retailers in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, to be in possession of the licenses by January 1st, 2022. These licenses will then be renewed yearly for a charge of $10, whereas preliminary purposes will even embrace a one-time $25 fee.
A launch on the native authorities’s web site defined that the aim of the native licensing system, is guaranteeing that retailers adjust to tobacco management legal guidelines and enterprise requirements to guard the well being, security, and welfare of our residents and youth.
“The licensing is required for any retailer who sells any of the following products:
- Tobacco products (i.e. cigars, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, etc.)
- Tobacco paraphernalia (i.e., wrappers, pipes, rollers, etc.)
- Electronic smoking devices (i.e. vape pens, e-cigarettes, e-hookah)”
Home Invoice 32
The brand new tax will enhance costs for cartridge-based e-cigarettes by $1.50 per pod, and containers of refillable e-cigarette liquid by 15% of the wholesale value.
In the meantime final February, State Rep. Jerry Miller, R-Louisville, offered an modification on his Home Invoice 32, agreeing to decrease tax will increase which equate to a decrease income acquire for the state funds than the $94 million promised by the unique model. President of the Basis for a Wholesome Kentucky, Ben Chandler, thinks that the tax will increase are a step in the suitable route as they discourage teenagers to buy the merchandise. “A significant tax bump reduces consumption,” he mentioned.
“These kids are as young as 11 and 12 years old,” added Chandler referring to these attempting vaping. “And they are experimenting with a product containing high levels of nicotine and made in such a way that it can hook them almost overnight, subjecting them to a lifelong addiction that is among the most difficult addictions on Earth to break.”
Going into impact this week, the brand new excise tax on vaping merchandise will enhance costs for cartridge-based e-cigarettes by $1.50 per pod, and containers of refillable e-cigarette liquid will likely be taxed at 15% of the wholesale value.
Bonnie Hackbarth, lead employees member with the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow mentioned that analysis has proven that rising the value of nicotine merchandise, deters folks from utilizing them. “Before the Food and Drug Administration’s partial ban on flavored e-cigarettes even began,” mentioned Hackbarth, “Companies had already introduced products that took advantage of one of the loopholes, and that’s disposable e-cigarettes. And this tax will apply to those as well.”