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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Oregon Legislature is considering taxing electronic cigarettes.

Democratic Rep. Phil Barnhart of Eugene, chairman of the House Revenue Committee, says the state should look at taxing e-cigarettes because they contain nicotine, an addictive substance.

Others said lawmakers should tread carefully while researchers look into the potential dangers of e-cigarettes. Republican Rep. Cliff Bentz of Ontario says the state shouldn't create a disincentive for using e-cigarettes if they turn out to be a safer alternative to traditional cigarettes.

Read more at The Bulletin.

 

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