States Acting Hastily In Pushing E-Cigarette Taxes

Law360, New York (February 24, 2014, 4:25 PM EST) -- In a push for increased revenue, several states have recently floated or enacted legislation raising taxes on electronic cigarettes to treat them like traditional tobacco products — a move that has puzzled experts who suggest e-cigarettes lack the same public health dangers as regular tobacco products.

Oregon, Hawaii and Rhode Island have all introduced measures in recent weeks to tax electronic cigarettes by as much as 81 percent, but experts say those states are acting too hastily in the absence of definitive evidence that e-cigarettes pose...
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