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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 »

Marylanders Strongly Support Life-Saving Tobacco Tax Increase To Restore Health Care for Pregnant Women

February 19, 2015

Media Advisory February 19, 2015 Today, the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative released a new survey by respected pollster Steve Raabe of OpinionWorks showing that Marylanders by 59% to 31% oppose Governor Larry Hogan’s health care cuts for pregnant women.  The survey also shows that 65%  of Marylanders, including 51% of Republicans, support a one dollar […]... Read more »

Dollar-a-pack cigarette tax hike proposed, despite Hogan pledge

February 5, 2015

Madaleno believes that an increase tax on cigarettes could provide necessary funds to support the possible 1,400 pregnant women between the 185% and 250% of the federal poverty level who will be denied Medicaid coverage under Hogan’s budget.... Read more »

MD health advocates push increase in tobacco tax

Supporters of a tax hike on cigarette packs are hoping the higher price will also increase healthier living... Read more »

Look who endorsed our Healthy Maryland Initiative 2015

January 14, 2015

Over 90 members of the Maryland General Assembly have endorsed our Healthy Maryland Initiative. Thank you all for your support! STATE SENATE   District 3 Ron Young (D)   District 10 Delores Kelley (D)   District 13 Guy Guzzone (D)    District 14 Karen Montgomery (D)   District 15 Brian Feldman (D)   District 16 Susan […]... Read more »

Great Primary Day for Healthy Maryland Initiative

June 27, 2014

 Congratulations to the 111 of the candidates who endorsed our Healthy Maryland Initiative who also won their primary elections. We believe this translates into majorities in both Houses of the General Assembly for our proposal! We will keep working to make sure our life-saving measure becomes law.  Bold=Incumbent *=Current Delegate STATE SENATE   District 3 Ron […]... Read more »

Look who endorsed our Healthy Maryland Initiative

May 29, 2014

Twenty-four members of the Maryland State Senate (a majority) and sixty-seven members of the House of Delegates (almost a majority) have already endorsed the Healthy Maryland Initiative life-saving proposal to increase the state tobacco tax by one dollar per pack to reduce smoking and fund critical health care and public health needs. Please contact the […]... Read more »

200 General Assembly candidates support cigarette tax hike, advocates say

May 23, 2014

Advocates seeking to increase tax on pack of cigarettes from $2 to $3 The Baltimore Sun May 22, 2014 By Luke Broadwater Advocates backing a $1 tax increase on every pack of cigarettes sold in Maryland say they’ve lined up more than 200 General Assembly candidates to support the hike. The Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative has […]... Read more »

Healthy Maryland Initiative on the Larry Young Radio Show TODAY

May 19, 2014

Tune in to WBOL 1010 Radio TODAY to hear more about the Healthy Maryland Initiative. ... Read more »

Candidates hit up for tobacco tax pledge

April 10, 2014

The Daily Record April 9, 2014 Bryan P. Sears If you’re running for a seat in the Maryland General Assembly, Vincent DeMarco wants you to pledge to raise the state’s tobacco tax. DeMarco, president of Maryland Citizens Health Initiative, said his group is sending 540 letters to candidates of all parties who are running for the […]... Read more »