1st District state representative Jon Lundberg has criticised states like North Carolina, Kansas, Louisiana and Minnesota for their application of new tax on e-cigs.
The quotes from the Bristol-born Republican suggest that Tennessee won’t be adopting the same policy.
The US has been at odds with e-cigs for some time. The FDA began implementing changes with dire consequences for the industry, and has subsequently been debated by Think Tanks and a public forum.
Quotes from the Tennessee lawmaker may put the fears of e-cig users who are vaping to quit smoking to rest, making special e-cig tax in Tennessee unlikely.
“Frankly they have a purpose in getting people off of traditional tobacco product. like I said people are using that to step down and quit smoking. I don’t think that’s a negative thing, that’s actually a positive,” said Lundberg.
It’s clear that Lundberg has conducted research and has the best interests of normal people at heart.
Recent studies have shown that e-cig vapour doesn’t cause oxidative stress in viable lung epithelial cells and have reaffirmed the generic scientific stance that e-cigarettes are 95% safer than cigarettes.