States, like Massachusetts, continue to levy high taxes on vaping and e-cigarette products, even though these alternatives to smoking tobacco are 95% safer.
Smoking kills. This is a matter of life and death for the 13.4 percent of adults and 5 percent of teens in Massachusetts who currently smoke. Because 9,300 die each year of tobacco-related illnesses, and many more in other states across the U.S. Policies should be judged on their efficacy, not good intentions. The residents of Massachusetts and elsewhere deserve better than these misguided policies.
The full article is available in the Inside Sources.