Text: MARYLAND CITIZENS' HEALTH INITIATIVE
facebook icon twitter icon rss icon
Text: Follow Us
Text: Working to win quality, affordable health care for all Marylanders

One Maryland group wants to add another dollar to the state cigarette tax

FOX45 Top Stories Video

 

October 6, 2011

 

One Maryland group wants to add another dollar to the state cigarette tax.

Vinny Demarco heads the Maryland Citizens Health Initiative and says they’re proposing another dollar increase on the cigarette tax in Maryland.

Demarco says, Maryland’s cigarette tax increases have reduced smoking in the state by 32%, since 1998. Also as a result of the increases, 70,000 Marylanders have been savedĀ  from horrible tobacco caused preventable deaths.

The present tobacco tax goes into the general fund, but Demarco will propose this new tax to be used to expand health care.

 

0 comments

There are no comments yet...

Kick things off by filling out the form below.

Leave a Comment