Kentucky lawmakers aim to make e-cigarettes more expensive

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HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Some Kentucky lawmakers want to curb the increase in teenagers using e-cigarettes by making the products more expensive.

A House committee has passed a bill that would add a tax to e-cigarette products. They would also be added to the list of smokable tobacco products, with a tax increase from 15 percent to 25 percent.

If passed, the tax is expected to raise 50 million dollars over the next two fiscal years.

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(This story was originally published on February 11, 2020)

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