BY BOB HOLT
Opinions on the use of electronic cigarettes to help smokers quit traditional cigarettes are mixed, and its health impact is uncertain.
But one of Governor Chris Christie’s budget proposals is to raise taxes on e-cigarettes to the same level of the traditional.
Hamilton Square Assemblyman Dan Benson supports raising the tax rate on e-cigarettes to $2.70 a pack. “If e-cigarettes are taxed less than regular cigarettes we’re sending a message out there that they’re somehow safer,” Benson said, according to nj1015.com.