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E-cigarette tax bill aimed at curbing epidemic of teen vaping would equal tax on pack of cigarettes

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Electronic cigarette use or “vaping” is on the rise among teens, and some Kentucky lawmakers believe a tax on e-cigarettes may help deter young people from using them. State Reps. Kim Moser, R-Taylor Mill, and Jerry T. Miller, R-Louisville, announced a bill last week that would add an excise tax on e-cigarette sales in the state. The tax would be equal...