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Great hearings and great press!

March 14, 2013

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Senate  hearing for our Healthy Maryland Initiative yesterday. Here is a great article from the Maryland Reporter and blog post from the Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute about our initiative:   Another tax hike on cigarettes and cigars gets kicked around March 14, 2013 at 12:03 am By […]... Read more »

Tax the smokers again

November 19, 2012

The proposal is sure to face stiff opposition from tobacco companies. It's also sure to cut smoking rates even farther and to save more lives.... Read more »

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 tobacco tax hike

Thursday is the Great American Smoke-Out and, in case you need incentive, there’s a campaign to raise the cigarette tax next year.... Read more »

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

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 »

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 »

Another tax increase proposed for Maryland cigarettes

"It's the kind of thing that the public supports, and it will do a lot of good," said Vincent DeMarco, president of Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative.... Read more »

MD Health group proposes another cigarette tax hike

Smokers in Maryland could have to pay more to light up. The health group, Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative based out of Baltimore is proposing a $1 tax hike on cigarette sales. ... 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 »

$1 Tobacco tax hike proposed in Maryland

The cost of cigarettes may soon be on the rise in Maryland after as a health care coalition is calling for a $1 increase in the state’s tobacco tax.... Read more »