Okla. Bill Would Buck E-Cigarette Tax Trend

Law360, New York (February 19, 2014, 2:58 PM EST) -- The Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday moved closer to permanently exempting electronic cigarettes from the state's tobacco tax laws, defying a national trend toward taxing the new cigarette technology like traditional tobacco products.

In a 6-4 vote, the state's Senate Finance Committee passed Senate Bill 1892, which for the first time defines electronic cigarettes as “vapor products” and specifically exempts the sale of vapor products from the state's tobacco tax laws. The bill will now move to a full vote before the state senate.

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