Advocates claim support for hiking tobacco tax
In this May 2014 photo, Del. Shawn Tarrant (left) and Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Health Care for All Coalition, are seen at a MedChi press conference about a proposal to raise the tobacco tax. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Advocates claim support for hiking tobacco tax

Proposal would increase state levy from $2 to $3 a pack

A coalition of anti-smoking advocates say they believe they have the votes to increase the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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