Due to the increase of e-cigarette use among teenagers, lawmakers are considering putting a tax on e-cigarettes them.
The goal is to help prevent teens from smoking and by taxing electronic the e-cigarettes, lawmakers are hoping it’ll get kids to think twice because of the higher price.
“We don’t want them to think that this is alternative smoking that is not going to hurt me, but it will hurt them. There is nicotine in these. The tobacco companies and the people making these electronic cigarettes are making them very attractive with all these wonderful flavors. We want to take some of that glamour out of it by hitting them in the pocketbook,” said JoNell Bakke, North Dakota Senator from District 43.
At least 20 percent of high school students reported they use these products.