- The budget initially included a 49% tax on vapor products, it appears to have been removed from the final budget
No Pending Laws
- Defines e-cigarettes as alternative nicotine products and prohibits the sale of vapor products to minors
- Banned for use in enclosed workplaces, including bars and restaurants in Oberlin
Thankfully Governor Kasich’s proposed tax on vapor products was not included in his budget last year, preventing an unjustified increase in cost for local stores and consumers. At the time several Vape shops admitted that they would be forced to close their doors permanently in the face of such a tax. It does not appear that the Ohio legislature has any plans for electronic cigarettes at the moment, and this may be due to Governor Kasich’s absence as he campaigns for the presidency.