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Vermont E-Cigarette Tax Goes Into Effect

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Vermont has a new tax on e-cigarettes.
The 92-percent tax went into effect on Monday and is intended to dissuade teens from vaping.

U.S. health officials have called the surge in youth using e-cigarettes an "epidemic."

Democratic Representative George Till who sponsored the legislation has said that kids who use the highly addictive products are four times more likely to become smokers.

Vermont is also raising the legal age to buy tobacco or e-cigarettes from 18 to 21.
That law goes into effect in September.

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