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Lawmakers in the North Carolina House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that would put a tax on electronic cigarettes. The bill will tax the nicotine liquid at 5 cent per milliliter.

Representative Becky Carney, D-Mecklenburg wanted a tax to e-cigs but would have liked to have seen more than 5 cents.

"If you're going to raise your hand for a tax increase, why not make it count," said Carney. "We need some revenues in the state and this would generate some but not nearly what it could."

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