“I imagine if those items had been underneath the airplane in the luggage compartment and somehow that same event had happened, it absolutely could have been more exciting than it already was,” said passenger Andrew Hames.
Dr. Brian King of the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health spoke during a recent Ketchikan Wellness Coalition conference on tobacco.
The suggested tax is $3 per pack of cigarettes, or 75 percent of the wholesale price on other tobacco products. Tobacco substitutes, including e-cigarettes, also would be taxed at a similar rate.
The Juneau Assembly is considering a ban on e-cigarette vapors in nearly all indoor public spaces.