DENVER (The Colorado Sun) — Legislation to ban all flavored vaping and nicotine products was amended to allow most vape shops to continue selling products such as menthol cigarettes, which account for more than 20% of cigarette sales in Colorado.
Grocery and convenience stores would remain banned from selling them. The Colorado Sun reported that analysts estimate the original version of the bill would have reduced state tax revenues by nearly $40 million. Analysts say that money goes to health care programs, which will likely need to find funding elsewhere or impose cuts to other initiatives. The House Health and Insurance Committee voted 7-3 to pass the bill Tuesday.