Enacted Vapor Legislation By State June 25 2015
June 21, 2015 | Vape Vendor Digest
The laws discussed on this page pertain to, but are not limited to, the sale, solicitation, and/or exchange of alternative nicotine and e-liquid products. These new state laws may require vape vendors to obtain registrations, licenses, and permits for said products. We do not intend to advise our readers on whether their businesses should complete additional filings within their states. We only seek to raise awareness of these new laws.
Below is a compiled list of resources, alphabetized by state, presented to help inform the independent decisions made by our readers concerning their businesses.
Act 1235 requires retail locations that sell electronic cigarettes to obtain a state license in order to operate. Additionally, electronic cigarettes may not be sold to anyone under the age of 18. Effective July 1, 2015 (note: Applications for Vapor Product and Alternative Nicotine Product will not be processed until July 21, 2015 when the new law goes into effect)
- Instructions for obtaining a “retail exclusive vapor product and alternative nicotine product permit”
- Arkansas Act 1235
- Arkansas Tobacco Control website
House Bill 1432 requires retail locations that sell electronic cigarettes to obtain a Tobacco Certificate. The law also establishes regulations and guidelines for the sale, distribution, and manufacturing of e-liquid. Additionally, electronic cigarettes may not be sold to anyone under the age of 18. Effective July 1, 2015
- Official Tobacco Certificate notice for vape vendors
- Indiana House Bill 1432
- Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission
In Minnesota, e-cigarettes and e-juice which contain nicotine derived from tobacco meet the definition of a tobacco product found in Minnesota Statutes, section 297F.01, subdivision 19. E-cigarettes and e-juice are considered tobacco products and are subject to the Tobacco Tax, which is currently 95% of the wholesale cost of any product containing or derived from tobacco.
- Minnesota Statutes, section 297F.01
- Minnesota Revenue website
- Printable Handout: E-cigarettes are taxable in Minnesota
North Carolina now imposes a tax of 5 cents per milliliter (ml) on consumer vapor products. Effective June 1, 2015
Senate Bill 97 imposes rigorous age verification for online e-cigarette retail operations. Additionally, electronic cigarettes may not be sold to anyone under the age of 18. Effective October 1, 2015, except Section 41 takes effect September 1, 2015
House Bill 415 requires a person to obtain a license in order to sell or distribute an electronic cigarette product. This law provides criminal penalties for a person that sells an electronic cigarette without a license and gives the Department of Health the authority to determine product quality, nicotine content, packaging, and labeling standards for an electronic cigarette substance. Effective July 1, 2015