Lawmaker pushes to tax e-cigs and vaping products

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There is a push to tax e-cigarettes in New York State.

State Sen. David Carlucci's new bill calls for a 25-cent tax on nicotine liquid used in e-cigarettes and vaping pens.

He says it could help stop nicotine addiction. "New York State we have the highest tax on cigarettes in the nation, but yet we have no tax on e-cigarettes. It's really a loop hole. I think the big tobacco companies are manipulating that and deliberately trying to addict a new generation of smokers," says Carlucci.

The senator also says taxing vaping products could bring $10 million to the state of New York.

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