News from Burning Insurance Question: Are ‘Vapers’ Smokers? – Wall Street Journal:

May 29, 2014 12:00 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON—Federal regulators are weighing whether health insurers who participate in Affordable Care Act exchanges can levy a tobacco surcharge on e-cigarette users, the latest point of debate over the products’ health risks. 

Vaporizers — sold at ‘vape shops’ — resemble large fountain pens. Will Figg for The Wall Street Journal

The 2010 health law allows insurers in individual and small group markets to charge tobacco users as much as 50% more in premiums. But it doesn’t specify whether that includes users of electronic cigarettes, battery-powered devices that turn nicotine liquid into vapor.

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