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Should e-cigarettes be subject to the state's 40 percent tobacco tax even though the liquids they use often contain nicotine that isn't derived from tobacco?

The answer to that is, "Yes," a Commonwealth Court panel ruled Friday.

However, the court also gave the vaping industry at least a temporary partial win, ruling the tobacco tax cannot be applied to the component parts of an e-cigarette when those parts are sold separately.