On October 1, the District of Columbia will impose a 67% tax on all electronic cigarettes and vaping products. As an article in the Daily Caller explains, this tax will put many vape shops out of business.
According to the article: "A steady stream of customers poured in to M Street Vape
Friday afternoon to get flavor refills for their vaporizers, but they
may not be able to do that for long after a new city law takes effect. Starting Oct. 1, a new 67 percent excise tax on vapor products takes
effect in Washington, D.C., and it will likely put the shop out of
business, its owner says. The tax will treat e-cigarettes just the same as regular tobacco-burning
cigarettes, despite the fact that there is no actual tobacco being
burnt, but a juice containing nicotine that is heated to produce water