FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - The Kentucky House passed a bill Wednesday to increase taxes on vaping and other non-cigarette tobacco products.
The measure would raise the estimated tax revenue by $50 million during the next two fiscal years.
The wholesale tax rate would increase from 15 to 25 percent.
Health officials are hoping a tax hike will discourage teens from buying those products.
The bill now heads to the Senate.