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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...

Marijuana and vaping are more popular than tobacco cigarettes among U.S. teens; in KY, it’s about equal

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News More American teenagers are using marijuana and vaping than are smoking cigarettes, but Kentucky teens use the three products about equally, according to national and state surveys of them. The national “Monitoring the Future” survey found that in 2017, 23.9 percent of high-school seniors reported using marijuana in the 30 days before the survey,...