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Georgia Lawmakers Move to Tax Vaping, Nix Higher Tobacco tax

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A bill is advancing in the Georgia House of Representatives to tax vaping products. But a key committee chairman is ruling out any increase in taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products. The House Ways and Means Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to advance Senate Bill 375.

It would regulate and tax vaping products in the same way that tobacco products are taxed and regulated. But Committee Chairman Brett Harrell says he’s not interested in a Senate proposal in another bill that would more than triple Georgia’s tax on cigarettes. The full Senate has yet to vote on the proposed tax increase.

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