Wednesday, December 7 2016

Dear California,

Care to guess how soon you’ll see stories like this showing up after the significant increase in tobacco taxes that just passed? This is, of course, in addition to the Internet sales and interstate smuggling that’s already going on, and the pipe/cigar shops going out of business because of the estimated 40% price increase. No one knows what will happen to vape retailers, because even the people who wrote the law still don’t know what it means.

Note that in the linked story, the headline calls the cigarettes “fake”, when what they really mean is “untaxed”.