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City’s top health official advocates for cigarette tax hike

February 27, 2015

  WBAL NBC February 25, 2015 By Jennifer Franciotti BALTIMORE —Baltimore City’s health commissioner traveled this week to Annapolis to ask lawmakers to raise the state’s cigarette tax, saying just $1 more per pack will save lives. Lawmakers are considering a proposal to raise the current $2-per-pack tax by $1. Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana […]... Read more »

Hearings in Annapolis

February 12, 2014

Hearings for our Healthy Maryland Initiative (HB 108/SB 37) proposal to fund expanded public health programs with a $1.00 increase in the state’s tobacco tax will be held  on Tuesday, February 24 at 1:00PM in the House Ways and Means Committee. We hope you can join us! Thanks to Del Luedtke, Del. Frush and Sen Madaleno for being true public health leaders. Thank you also to all […]... Read more »

Maryland health group tries again for $1 tax hike on cigarettes

November 15, 2012

The tax increase would build on previous increases to the tobacco tax and play an important role in funding anti-smoking programs for teenagers and other public health needs... Read more »

Media Advisory

November 12, 2012

On November 14, 2012 at 11am on Lawyers’ Mall in front of the State House in Annapolis, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will join local government, student, teacher and faith leaders to call for a dollar increase in the state tobacco tax to reduce teen smoking and fund health care and public health needs. ... Read more »