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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 »

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 »

See you in Annapolis!

February 13, 2013

Updates on the Maryland Health Progress Act of 2013 and Healthy Maryland Initiative... 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 »

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 »