The vapor product industry is an important part of the US economy. About $8.1 billion in vapor sales lead to 133,600 jobs and $22.1 billion in economic activity. About 35,000 of these jobs are held by people working for the over 9,850 independent adult-only, retail vape shops located across the country. Even so, the number of independent adult-only, vape shops has fallen by 27 percent since 2018 as a result of new state and federal taxes and regulations. Congress is currently deciding whether to impose a new tax only on vapor products of 2.78-cents per milligram of nicotine, believing that such a tax would “equalize” or create “parity” with cigarette taxes.