Reps. Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.) and Peter King (R-N.Y.) introduced a bill that would raise taxes on cigarettes and levy an equivalent tax on e-cigarettes.
The bill also would ban flavored e-cigarettes while providing resources for those who want to quit smoking. The measure seeks to increase the federal tax on cigarettes to $3 per pack from $1, with a similar tax on e-cigarettes.
The bill is supported by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, according to a statement from Suozzi’s office.
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