All vaping products sold in the U.S. city of Boulder, Colorado will be subject to an additional city sales and use tax of 40 percent. City leaders say its part of an effort to curb use among young people.
Nearly 80 percent of voters approved the additional tax last November. It applies to any refill, cartridge and component of an electronic smoking device, according to a story by CBS4 in Denver.
Additional measures to curb youth tobacco use were passed by City Council in 2019, including:
- Raising the age to purchase to 21 for vaping and tobacco products
- Limiting any one retailer from selling more than two electronic cigarettes or four associated products including refills to any one person in any 24-hour period
- Banning the sale of flavored vaping products (with a temporary exception for menthol-flavored products)
- Restricting the ability to sell menthol-flavored vaping products only to businesses that have 21 and over age restrictions for entry until Dec. 31, 2019. After Jan. 1, 2020, the sale of menthol flavored electronic cigarettes in the city of Boulder is completely prohibited.