From RIPR:

 The issues ranged from public health to the impact on small businesses. Carrie Wade, harm reduction policy director for the free market R Street Institute in Washington, said it would be bad public policy to raise taxes on the vaping industry, since e-cigs are less hazardous than traditional cigarettes. (Wade said a study done by her center showed that every one percent drop in traditional smoking in Rhode Island will produce a $12 million decrease in state Medicaid costs.)

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