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Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, is a supporter of raising the state’s tobacco tax. The proposal faces stiff opposition from a variety of businesses. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)
Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, is a supporter of raising the state’s tobacco tax. The proposal faces stiff opposition from a variety of businesses. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Businesses line up against Md. tobacco tax increases

A bill to increase tobacco taxes and create new fees for shipping related products into Maryland is fiercely opposed by retailers and delivery companies.