Let me get this right, Amazon, a multi-billion dollar corporation can have an effective tax rate in the negatives and politicians are worried about small vape shops and vape manufacturers!? (majority are not JUUL). That’s bogus. Politicians really need to get their act together because this is a waste of time and there are so many bigger issues that need to be addressed. So no, do not limit deductions for small business vape shops and vape manufacturers.
I’m sorry, but the vape shops I all know are small businesses ran by owners that’s sole mission is helping soon-to-be ex-smokers get off of cigarettes, which kill over 1,000 people a day, STILL.
My stepfather quit smoking at 63 (4years ago) using a vape pen and caramel apple flavor. He tried everything include Chantix or whatever it’s called. Nothing seemed to stick. He now hasn’t had a cig in over 4 years and weened himself down from a higher nicotine level to none. He still enjoys vaping—it’s a funny thing to see at holidays. :)
Back to the question at hand, I understand there has been a lot of misleading information put out by the CDC saying recent lung illnesses are due to “vaping” what the CDC and media outlets seem to ignore or briefly acknowledge is that it is from black market THC vape pens. Also a lot of talk of these flavors that adults are using to become EX-SMOKERS being “marketed” to children, but I am sorry, they are already age-restricted so minors cant buy them—and like I said my stepfather vapes all sorts of fruity and candy flavors. I do not believe we can hold manufacturers responsible for kids essentially committing a crime. As for allowing tax deductions, yes, small businesses need all the help they can get so please do not restrict them because like I said above if Amazon a multi-billion dollar company can somehow have an effective tax rate of -1% these small business owners deserve all the help they can!
I will continue advocating for candidates that actually want to learn and know about the topics/industries that they are regulating—vaping seems to be one topic no politicians are either being 1) truly uninformed/misinformed or 2) willfully working against smokers trying to quit—and both are unacceptable.