FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky House has voted to create a tax on vaping products and increase taxes on snuff and chewing tobacco.
The measure passed 75-17 Wednesday. It now goes to the Senate.
It aims to reduce vaping and smokeless tobacco use in a state with one of the nation’s highest cancer rates.
The bill would add vaping products to the list of smokable tobacco products such as cigars that are subject to a wholesale tax, with that rate increase under the measure.
This story was originally published on Feb. 26, 2020)