CSG Policy Workshop: e-Cigarette Regulation and Taxation

Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-Noon CST
The use of electronic cigarettes—or “vaping”—has exploded in recent years among both youth and adults. In the absence of clear federal regulations, state policymakers have struggled with how best to approach the taxation and regulation of the devices. Attendees will hear from state leaders, experts, law enforcement and federal representatives who will discuss how states are currently taxing e-cigarettes and restricting their sales to minors. The presenters will also describe what the future may hold for regulating consumption and marketing and manufacturing devices.




Frank Chaloupka, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chaloupka directs the Institute for Health Research and Policy’s Health Policy Center at the University  of Illinois at Chicago and is the principal investigator of Tobacconomics, economic research that informs tobacco control policy. Since 1997, he has co-directed an interdisciplinary national research program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve understanding of the influences of policy, programs, and environment on youth health behavior. He is an internationally respected scientist in the area of tobacco control.


Joseph Henchman
Vice President, Legal & State Projects, Tax Foundation
Henchman analyzes state tax trends, constitutional issues and tax law developments. He has testified or presented to officials in 31 states, testified before Congress six times and has written more than 75 major studies on tax policy. Since 2011, he has also served as Tax Foundation's vice president of operations.