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State Legislative Info

GOVERNOR

Ralph Northam
Common Ground for Virginia
P.O. Box 1475
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 786-2211

THE SENATE

Clerk of the Senate
Susan Clarke Schaar
Senate of Virginia
P.O. Box 396
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-7400

THE house

House of Delegates Clerk
G. Paul Nardo
State Capitol
PO Box 406
Richmond, Va 23218
Phone: (804) 698-1619
Fax: (804) 698-1800

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Virginia LAWS & TAXES

laws

  • eLiquid must be sold in a child-resistant container (except sealed, pre-filled cartridges not intended to be opened by consumer).1
  • The sale and/or distribution of nicotine vapor products to persons under age 21 is prohibited.2
  • The purchase and/or possession of nicotine vapor product by persons under age 21 is prohibited.3
  • Vaping is prohibited on Virginia Railway Express trains and limited to 100 feet on north end of station platforms.4
  • Virginia’s Clean Indoor Air Act has not been amended to prohibit the use of vapor products where smoking is prohibited.

Tobacco/Vapor 21 Law: Federal law passed December 20, 2019 prohibits sales of all tobacco and vapor products to anyone under the age of 21 years old. FDA stated law became effective on that date. States may choose to continue with current age law at the risk of losing federal funding. Virginia (including Washington D.C.) already bans the sale of tobacco and vapor products to adults under the age of 21 years old.

Flavor Bans: Federal law prohibits the sale of closed system devices (pods, cartridges) containing e-liquid in flavors other than tobacco or menthol.

taxes

  • Vapor products do not have an additional state excise tax.
  • Smoke-free tobacco products are subject to a state excise tax of 10% of the manufacturer’s price. The tax on Snuff is $0.18 per ounce.5

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