CALL TO ACTION: HB 32 has passed in the House!
It is now time to call your local Senators and urge them to not pass this industry crushing bill into law!

It saddens us to announce that the bill to tax all vapor products (HB 32) has passed in the House. This bill has an industry crushing effect by adding a 25% wholesale tax to vapor products and a 25% floor tax on all inventory in stock.

It saddens us to announce that the bill to tax all vapor products (HB 32) has passed in the House. This bill has an industry crushing effect by adding a 25% wholesale tax to vapor products and a 25% floor tax on all inventory in stock.

The KSFA was working on an amendment with the bill’s sponsor, Jerry Miller. We had a bifurcated tax that would tax open system and pods differently written and ready to be filed when Representative Rudy decided to push HB 32 to vote today. We have heard that the failure of other revenue generating bills such as sports betting is the cause of this accelerated vote. Unfortunately the tobacco tax was low hanging fruit and they took advantage of this to pass it through the House.

The fight is not over!

Step 1: Contact Representative Rudy and let him know how much you enjoy having your life saving industry destroyed by unfair taxes.

Step 2: Click Here to find your Senator

Step 3: Call, e-mail, tweet or go visit your Senator and let them know that taxing nicotine vapor products at the same level as combustible cigarettes is a disservice to public health.

Nicotine vapor products are at least 95% less harmful than cigarettes. Taxing nicotine vapor products forces people to go back to cigarettes.

A 25% wholesale tax/floor tax would close the doors on over half the vape shops in Kentucky. Thousands of jobs would be lost.

Increasing taxes does not reduce youth usage. When Pennsylvania instituted a similar tax youth usage still increased the following year.

It is now time to call your local Senators. Urge them to not pass this bill into law! Time to urge your customers, employees, friends and family to call multiple times. It is time for us to show Frankfort that vapers will stand up for their rights.