|ACT NOW – IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION NEEDED IN COLORADO TO FIGHT DESTRUCTIVE TAX INCREASE|
This week, the Colorado legislature is set to vote on a measure which includes a significant tax increase on vapor products. As Coloradans reel with the impacts of the current pandemic, lawmakers are trying to sneak in this backdoor tax while allowing for little to no debate or input from the vapor industry.
We need your help to ensure that this tax does not pass the legislature. Below, please find an email template that we urge you to send to your state representatives, listed here: https://leg.colorado.gov/findmylegislator
Call, email, take to social media. Tell your state legislators today to say NO to a tax increase on vapor products. Be sure to follow VTA on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-date information on this legislation.
Thank you for working with us in our fight to save vapor.
|SUBJ: VOTE NO ON HARMFUL TAX LEGISLATION |
I am writing as a voter, taxpayer, and constituent urging you to oppose a tax increase on vapor products.
Studies show that taxing vapor products pushes adults back to traditional cigarettes — which is the last thing we should be doing in the midst of a global pandemic. A study by the National Institutes of Health published in February of 2020 showed that for every 10% increase in e-cigarette prices due to taxes, sales were reduced by 26%. More importantly, this increased use of traditional cigarettes by 11%.
Additionally, tax policies place a disproportionate strain on small businesses and consumers. Small businesses are already suffering extreme cash flow problems due to the coronavirus. Now is not the time to impose an increased tax that will only force them to shut their doors. It is simple: taxes close businesses.
I hope you will review this material and seriously consider the implications of this legislation before voting.
Thank you for your time,
[INSERT YOUR NAME]