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tobacco tax

Sep 8, 2016

Tobacco tax proposal a victim of political climate

A proposed increase on the state's tobacco tax appears to be on the back burner at least until Gov. Larry Hogan is out of office.

Feb 24, 2015

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.

Feb 3, 2015

Legislators consider $95M tobacco tax bill

The proposal, which would make the state's tobacco tax rate the highest in the mid-Atlantic area, faces a governor who has pledged not to increase taxes.

Vincent DeMarco
Jul 23, 2014

Primary wins edge anti-smoking group closer to tax increase

An anti-smoking group says victories in Maryland's primary election have improved the odds that an increase in the tobacco tax will become a reality in 2015.

Jun 12, 2014

Henson: I oppose all taxes

Julius Henson, in a video posted online, fired back at criticism of his stance on a proposed increase to the state's $2 per pack cigarette tax.

Jun 11, 2014

Anti-smoking advocates weigh in on hot Senate race

The Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative Wednesday released a radio ad Wednesday highlighting the difference between Sen. Nathaniel J. McFadden and Julius Henson on increasing the tobacco tax.

MedChi Tobacco Tax
May 28, 2014

Advocates claim support for hiking tobacco tax

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

Oct 30, 2013

Advocates’ stance: higher tax, less smoking

The head of a group that spearheaded a $1 increase in the state’s tobacco tax five years ago wants another increase to combat what he called stagnated smoking rates among adults and children.

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