Important News: Proposed 95% Tax on Smart Smoke Products

Dear Smart Smoke customers and fans,

We like to keep our blog posts lighthearted and fun, discussing relevant topics in a genuine way. This post is, however, about a serious subject that affects all of us as Smart Smoke or electronic cigarette users across Washington State.

As our products, and products like ours, have increased in popularity they have also attracted increased legislation and regulation. Right now, Washington State has proposed a bill that would put a 95% tax on our e-cigs and e-cigars.

In addition to imposing an excessive tax, Washington bill 6569 would redefine electronic cigarettes as “tobacco products” and a “tobacco substitute,” requiring retailers to obtain a state tobacco license.

This bill would not only increase the end costs to consumers, but it could potentially change the availability of these products to you, the consumer.

Actions need to be taken to stop this proposed bill from making it any further. Contact the Washington Ways and Means Committee or your Senator, and tell them you OPPOSE the proposed bill.

We urge you to contact your Senator and explain that you are a Washington resident and you would like them to OPPOSE state bill 6569 because it would impose a 95% tax on the sale of electronic cigarette devices and liquids.

Click here to find your district and the contact information for your Senator: http://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/

For more information on this, visit these links:
http://blog.casaa.org/2014/02/call-to-action-washington-bill-to.html
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=6569#history

As always, if you have any questions we’d love to hear from you. Post your comments below or contact our Customer Service team at customerservice@smartsmoke.com or 1.888.356.4654, opt. 2. We’d love to hear from you!

Thank you for reading,

Richard Luttrull
President/CEO, Smart Smoke, Inc

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