Legislature again considers taxing, restricting e-cigarettes

For the third year in a row, lawmakers are considering legislation that would impose a tax on e-cigarettes, such as vaping devices, intended to make it more expensive and harder on young people to buy the products.

“This bill is about protecting our children from becoming addicted to nicotine,” the bill’s sponsor, Kodiak Sen. Gary Stevens, said in presenting his legislation to the Senate Finance Committee on Feb. 2.

In addition to imposing a tax on vaping devices and liquids and other e-cigarette products, the bill, if approved by legislators and signed into law by the governor, would prohibit...


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