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Two more deaths in Indiana are linked to vaping-related illness according to a news release from the state health department. 

Indiana is reporting the first death in the state related to lung injury after vaping. This is the third confirmed fatality in the country. 

More Indiana youth are vaping than ever before and the state plans to address the issue. 

State and health leaders joined teens from Fishers High School to announce the new three-part initiative. 

Indiana’s health department is investigating 11 cases of a severe respiratory illness to see if they’re linked to e-cigarettes. Similar cases were also discovered in Illinois and Wisconsin.

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Lauren Chapman

An effort to raise Indiana’s tobacco tax failed during this year’s legislative session as well as other attempts to reduce smoking in the Hoosier state. 

Vaping Tax Bill Dies As 2019 Session Ends

Apr 25, 2019
Exhaling smoke from an e-cigarette. (WFIU/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

A bill to impose a tax on the liquids used in e-cigarettes couldn’t make it to the finish line as the 2019 legislative session ended.

A controversial payday lending bill died on the House floor. A revenue forecast projects less money for lawmakers to work with in the new state budget. And a bill to create payouts for exonerated prisoners is headed to the governor.

Here’s what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

Outstanding questions sidelined a bill in the legislature to tax vaping products. But the bill’s sponsor feels confident the legislation will move forward this year.

Senate Committee Grapples With E-Cigarette Taxes

Apr 1, 2019
Exhaling smoke from an e-cigarette. (WFIU/WTIU)
Brandon Smith

A Senate panel is grappling with how – and how much – to tax electronic cigarettes.

E-Cigarette Tax Would Impact Small Businesses

Mar 11, 2019

A bill to tax electronic cigarettes in Indiana is moving through the legislature and some say the proposal needs work.

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