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Bill would tax E-cigarettes at 80 percent

February 13, 2014

The only way that electronic cigarettes and the liquid that is used in them could avoid the proposed tax would be by designation by the FDA as a smoking cessation tool, which hasn’t been discussed as of this writing.

PROVIDENCE – Tomorrow afternoon the House Finance Committee will hear public comment regarding house bills 7021 and 7133, which lump the sale of electronic cigarettes into the same category as traditional tobacco products, including online purchase restrictions, licensing for distributors and retailers, and an 80 percent punitive excise tax on the purchase of electronic cigarette devices.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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