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Vape retailers must comply with new tax on products, state license fee

The state has already placed several regulations on the sale and use of e-cigarettes, and now dealers and consumers must comply with more.

A new law that went into effect on Sunday adds a new tax on electronic cigarettes and products.

Customers buying vaping products will now pay of total of 28 percent sales tax – an increase of 20 percent.



Ken Gregory is the vice president of operations for more than a dozen End Vape shops. He also oversees e-liquid manufacturer Bad Drip and CBD process facility NOWAVE.

“This is par for the course here in New York State,” said Gregory. “The tax to deter adult users from using this product to successfully quit combustible cigarettes, we’d like to see that not there. But if it comes down to being able to sell these products in general or the 20 percent tax, we’ll settle for the 20 percent tax.”

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