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Lobbyists hope tax will curb smoking in teens

November 15, 2012

"And whether we bend beneath the cross, bow before the Star of David, kiss the black stone of Mecca or simply stand before the infinite Is, the faith community stand united in saying raise this tax to save our children," Bishop Douglas Miles said.... Read more »

Health coalition to call for $1 increase in Maryland’s tobacco tax

A health care coalition is calling for a $1 increase in Maryland’s tobacco tax.... Read more »

Maryland might see $1 increase in cigarette tax

WMAL AM 105.9 FM November 14, 2012 A new push is starting to make cigarettes even more expensive in Maryland. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett  heads a list of VIPs who will join the Maryland “Health Care for All” Coalition today in Annapolis to call for another one-dollar increase in Maryland’s cigarette tax. A coalition […]... Read more »

Cigarette tax hike called for in Maryland

...public health advocates have been successful in getting their wishes passed recently, as the state alcohol tax was raised in 2011, and the tax on cigars and smokeless tobacco was increased this year.... Read more »

Coalition starts campaign on increasing state’s tobacco tax

...calling for the increase in the state’s tobacco tax by a dollar to reduce teen smoking and fund public health care programs.... 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 »