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So Pennsylvania just approved a 40% tax on all vape products.
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    It's effectively going to kill the industry in that state. My money is on big tobacco pushing for that.


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    LAND OF THE FREE HUH


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    It's just ridiculous. taxing that much on something. Regardless of what people think of the trend (and those who take the trend way too seriously - trust me i hate them too), it's a choice for an alternative to tobacco for a lot of people. And it's not just an alternative, it's a hobby. Hell, it's a skill too if you go for the rebuildable ones (requires some knowledge of electricity).


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    I thought big tobacco was in on the Vape industry.

    09/13/03


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    Chocolate_Soda said:

    It's effectively going to kill the industry in that state. My money is on big tobacco pushing for that.

    there are multiple reasons for this

    1. cig companies have seen some drop since vaping has become big
    2. cig prices are going up by atleast $2.60 a pack as of august 1st
    3. PA has a really bad state budget because its handled well badly (old people, republicans, etc...) so this is suppose to balance that

    i cant wait to leave this state

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    Nope. It's competition. Big tobacco is a great white, and they smell blood.


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    So instead of fixing things the right way, they tax the shit out of the "hip new trend" which just so happens to be an effective way for smokers to ween off of cigs (and nicotine entirely, for some).


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    Chocolate_Soda said:

    So instead of fixing things the right way, they tax the shit out of the "hip new trend" which just so happens to be an effective way for smokers to ween off of cigs (and nicotine entirely, for some).

    You could also blame the governor and his very lenient dealings with natural gas drillings
    PA is pretty backwards as far a "blue state" goes

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    PA is blue? :head scratch:


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    supposedly
    its been a blue state in the past 4 elections but that amazes with how
    a lot of the government contracts and dealings are really crappy and backwards especially dealing with energy

    > Posts: 166,425 Registered: ‎6-03-2007


  • IB Banned
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    as someone in that state

    i could care less

    The Hound.
    @Naraku4656 said:
    > IB's last thread was by Viperslayer


  • IB Banned
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    dont you vape?

    not being rude i just have no opinion on vaping whatsoever.

    The Hound.
    @Naraku4656 said:
    > IB's last thread was by Viperslayer


  • IB Banned
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    you look like you vape.
    lol

    The Hound.
    @Naraku4656 said:
    > IB's last thread was by Viperslayer


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    What you have to understand is that Pennsylvania is supported by its steel and lumber industries.


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    i have smoked a lot
    then i vaped and basically ditched cigs
    and now i barely vape
    though i never owned a fancy vape pen or anything mine was $20

    > Posts: 166,425 Registered: ‎6-03-2007


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    Zenigundam said:

    What you have to understand is that Pennsylvania is supported by its steel and lumber industries.

    not even close...

    > Posts: 166,425 Registered: ‎6-03-2007


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    Viperslayer said:

    you look like you vape.
    lol

    ???


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    The Hound.
    @Naraku4656 said:
    > IB's last thread was by Viperslayer


  • IB Banned
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    i did briefly too, good you ditched cigs, im down to a pack a week or even less.

    The Hound.
    @Naraku4656 said:
    > IB's last thread was by Viperslayer


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    Who cares? Tobacco is poison.

    Anyone stupid enough to use tobacco products deserves to pay more for the privilege of making such an awful decision about their own health.

    ASMB Member since March 23, 2004.
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    Viperslayer said:

    i did briefly too, good you ditched cigs, im down to a pack a week or even less.

    thats what i got too
    i "quit" cold turkey once and it just didnt last long
    I just started slowly having less cigs a day

    > Posts: 166,425 Registered: ‎6-03-2007


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