Virginia Smoke Free Association Press Release

Great news! We are pleased to announce that HB 627 was stricken (withdrawn) by Del. Krizek.  His bill would have imposed a 15% wholesale tax on all vapor products. VSFA’s efforts were directly responsible for Del. Krizek’s decision to withdraw this bill. In fact, he wants to have a dialogue with VSFA after the session.

We want to thank the Board for all of its hard work and dedication, our members, and last but not least our lobbyist, Steve Baril, who has been up on the hill daily working to build relationships with key legislators, educate legislators on the truths about our industry, and let them know where we stand on each and every bill. 

We also want to thank our industry and consumer members for stepping up and taking a stance for advocacy for our industry.  We could not have achieved this win without all of your dedication to tobacco harm reduction and support of the vaping industry.   

Thank you, 

Jay Taylor

Virginia Smoke Free Association

10104 Chester Rd.

Chester Va. 23831

(804) 318-9183

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