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Vaping cost could be increasing if some city leaders get way

Posted: 11:10 AM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 12:11:10-04
Research shows vaping-related lung disease may be caused by chemical exposure

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Today, the city council will hold a first hearing on a measure that would make e-cigarettes and vaping products subject to Omaha's occupation tax.

Right now, they have an exemption from the 3% tax. The proposal comes amid concerns over vaping-related illness and deaths including one in Douglas County.

The public hearing on the issue would take place on October 22 if everything goes according to plan.

Today, 3 News Now Reporter Phil Bergman will be looking into the vaping tax and the results of a new study which found health concerns among subjects exposed to e-cigarette vapor.

We'll also be looking into:

  • A local business owner in court for his alleged involvement in an explosion that left his and other businesses heavily damaged and odd circumstances surrounding the case.

Tonight on 3 News Now Live at 6 - Available on-air, on our website and on the 3 News Now apps for mobile and streaming devices.