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S. 1314: Tobacco Tax Equity Act of 2021

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Is the plan doomed to go up in smoke?


E-cigarettes, also known as vaping, have become far more popular in recent years. The product now exceeds traditional cigarette usage among people under 30.

While there is a federal tax of just over one dollar per pack on traditional cigarettes, there is no federal e-cigarette tax, although 28 states and the District of Columbia have instituted taxes on e-cigarettes and vaping products. While these are mostly blue states, the list also includes a few red states such as Kansas, Louisiana, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

The federal tax on traditional cigarettes was last increased in 2009 through that year’s Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, one of the first laws passed by the Democratic-led Congress and signed …

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Richard Durbin

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Illinois. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2021
Length: 11 pages
Apr 22, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Apr 22, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 22, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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8 Cosponsors (8 Democrats)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Apr 22, 2021

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S. 1314 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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