Taxing E-Cigarettes: Applying a Proven Public Health Tool to Emerging Tobacco Products

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Date: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

As a result of the explosion of JUUL products leading to an unprecedented increase in youth e-cigarette use, state and local governments are considering a variety of policy options to regulate this rapidly expanding market. Taxation has proven to be one of the most effective methods to reduce youth cigarette use. To date, however, very few states have enacted e-cigarette taxes. In response to the epidemic of youth use, many states are considering taxing e-cigarettes, but it is still not clear how best to do so. Experts discuss the current landscape of e-cigarette taxation, including different approaches that states have taken in taxing e-cigarettes, litigation concerning e-cigarette taxation, and key policy considerations to keep in mind prior to enacting a tax on e-cigarettes.

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Speakers:
Ann Boonn, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Cathy Callaway, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Molly Moilanen, ClearWay Minnesota
Mark Meaney, Public Health Law Center

Moderator:
Tracy Sides, Public Health Law Center