Smokers of electronic cigarettes may have to pay the tobacco tax that cigarette smokers already pay.

Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Governor Christie announced this idea in his budget proposal, and people throughout New Jersey are divided on the issue.

Many believe that electronic cigarettes should not be taxed, because they are effective in helping people to quit smoking. Some listeners called in to the Jim Gearhart Show, and shared their own personal success stories about how they quit smoking with the help of electronic cigarettes.

People who are in favor of taxing electronic cigarettes bring up the potential health risks associated with the product. The effects that electronic cigarettes have on long term health are still unclear.

Do you think that there should be a tobacco tax on electronic cigarettes?