CT – Take action to stop and outrageous tax on vaping!

On September 8, 2017, Governor Dannel Malloy delivered a compromise budget to the Connecticut legislature that contains an outrageous 75% wholesale tax on vapor products and a $2.00/oz hike in the tax on smokeless tobacco (bringing the total tax to $3.00/oz).

Complicating matters is the fact that Connecticut has been without a budget for more than two months. This is contributing to an urgency to pass this budget this week.

Please take action now and send a message to Governor Malloy and key lawmakers in the Connecticut legislature urging them to remove this tax proposal from the 2018-2019 budget.

Take Action – Send a Message

Remember to make a call today too. The important numbers and talking points for you to use on your call are listed below.

Governor
Dannel Malloy 1.860.566.4840
Joint Committee on Appropriations
Paul M. Formica (R-S20) Co-Chair 1.800.842.1421
Catherine A. Osten (D-S19) Co-Chair 1.860.240.0579
Toni E. Walker (D-H093) Co-Chair 1.860.240.8585
Melissa H. Ziobron (R-H034) Ranking Member 1.860.240.8700

When you call, your message is simple:

  • State that you are opposed to enacting a 75% wholesale tax on vapor products.
  • “Please do not raise taxes on low-risk, smoke-free tobacco and nicotine products.”
  • Share your story about how vaping or switching to a low-risk tobacco product has helped you.

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