Utah lawmakers penned down to tax e-cigarettes

State legislators wish to acknowledge the newly driven bill to tax e-cigarettes as a measure to the local and national interest. To curb the use of vaping or e-cigarettes, which is predominant in young adults or teenagers needs to be stopped soon to balance the turbulence in the form of mysterious lungs illness.

Sen. Allen M. Christensen, Rep. Brad M. Daw, R-North Ogden and R-Orem who chaired the Health and Human Services Interim Committee gave a common blow to the taxing of e-cigarettes. According to Michael Siler, interpreted that the goal of the Electronic Cigarette is to reprimand the youth for quitting and reducing medical care costs.

Daily, as the study suggests nearly 42,000 or 18.3% of Utah youth is indulged in vaping and e-cigarettes daily. On the sale of nicotine products and e-cigarettes, the bill is expected to impose an excise tax of 86%, including the retail price of 50%. On account of the rise in the price of nicotine products, which even include marijuana and vaping, the youth will stop or quit using these products rampantly. If only 10% increase is made in the price, the results would be in a positive way.

The bill in Utah was produced since 2016. It was now when the lawmakers gave it a slack. There has been a lot of hurdles which the policymakers had to face in passing the bill in the interest of the young mass. Every corner of the world is facing this antenna that e-cigarettes are dangerous and poisonous on the same battleground. Utah became the eighth state to raise the age of tobacco consumption to 21. As the pulmonary reaction to using vaping is severe, the warning labels are called in for a check. San Francisco has already taken the step to ban the use of vaping in the community of young mass. The consequences of vaping are required to be funded with proper education.

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Huey Freeman, who has recently been serving as executive editor of Arizona Daily Independent, previously worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in Central Illinois. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and has been an adjunct professor at Millikin University and Eastern Illinois University. An author of two published books, he is working on two books on the southern border. Huey is married, with four adult children.

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