Fee Increases and Permitting Changes for E-Cigarette and Vapor Product Retailers
Texas Food and Fuel Association
Fee Increases and Permitting Changes for
E-Cigarette and Vapor Product Retailers
Austin, Texas -- Beginning January 1, 2022, a person who engages in the business of selling e-cigarettes to consumers, including e-cigarettes sold to consumers online or through a marketplace in Texas, must obtain an E-cigarette Retailer Permit.
The 87th Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 248, which requires e-cigarette retailers to obtain an e-cigarette retailer permit. An "e-cigarette" is an electronic cigarette or any other device that simulates smoking by using a mechanical heating element, battery, or electronic circuit to deliver nicotine or other substances to the individual inhaling from the device. The definition also includes a consumable liquid solution or other material aerosolized or vaporized during the use of an electronic cigarette or similar device, regardless of whether the liquid or other material contains nicotine.