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Oregon Sen. Wyden to Introduce Vaping Tax

September 11, 2019 09:02 AM

(ABC 6 News) - Today Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is expected to introduce a bill to add a tax on e-cigarettes and other alternative nicotine products.

It's expected to be at a rate equal to the federal cigarette tax.

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It comes one day after officials in Kansas reported the nation's sixth vaping-related death.

There have been more than 450 possible cases of serious lung illnesses associated with e-cigarettes nationwide.

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