ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Health advocates are starting a campaign to make each General Assembly candidate take a stance on a proposal to raise the cigarette tax from $2 a pack to $3. 155 more words
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Mayor Nutter Asks Again For A Cigarette Tax To Help Fund Philly Schools!
The saying goes, “If first you don’t succeed, then try again.” This is exactly what… 172 more words
Health advocates in Maryland are proposing another increase in taxes for cigarettes and other tobacco products. Every sixth adult (16.2%) and every eighth youth (12.5%) in Maryland is a smoker, which costs the State $1.96 billion annually in healthcare bills, including $476 million in Medicaid payments alone. 276 more words
Washington State charges a hefty tax on tobacco products – $3.02 per pack, making the state the sixth highest tax rate in the country. My first encounter with this obnoxious tax rate was during leave when I was in the service – I bought two packs of smokes and gave the cashier a $20 bill. 201 more words