≡ Menu

Vermont: Laws and Regulations Summary

Vermont StateJump to a section using the links below:

Past LawsPending LawsCurrent LawsOur view

Past laws

SB 139

  • Imposes 46% tax on the wholesale price of tobacco, initially included electronic cigarettes but they were removed

HB 884

  • Would have imposed a 92% tax on e-cigarettes

Pending laws

HB 171

  • Would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in the same places tobacco usage is banned

HB 879

  • Would subject vapor products to 92% wholesale tax

Current laws

No Current Laws

Our view

Vermont is poised to enact a hefty tax on electronic cigarettes as well as a public usage ban this legislative session. Usage bans are a tricky subject, as most establishments should be allowed to set their own rules for the use of electronic cigarettes. Including electronic cigarettes in smoking bans irresponsibly equates the use of electronic cigarettes to the use of tobacco, and stigmatizes those trying to move away from traditional tobacco by using electronic cigarettes. While a large tax on electronic cigarettes will obviously drive up prices for consumers it will also directly impact consumer choice and the availability of products that could potentially be a less harmful alternative to traditional tobacco.