Denver, Colo. (April 3, 2018) – Basalt voters passed Ballot Question A on the April 3 ballot, which will increase the tax on cigarettes by $2 per pack and institute a local tax of 40 percent on the sales price of other tobacco products.
Tobacco Taxes Press Releases
Public Health Organizations: Legislature’s Final Budget A Missed Opportunity To Reduce Smoking, Save Lives
Frankfort, KY – April 2, 2018 – The following statement can be attributed to four leading health advocacy organizations: American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
In response to the bill that would raise Oklahoma’s cigarette tax by $1 per pack, a coalition of leading national, state and local health organizations issued the following statement.
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges voters to check ‘yes’ on Basalt’s Ballot Question A on the April 3 ballot. The initiative would raise taxes on cigarettes by $2 per pack and institute a 40 percent increase on other tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes.
Kimberly Hughes, Mississippi government relations director at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), comments on the legislature’s failure to take up legislation on a tobacco tax increase that would have saved lives and money in Mississippi.
Final Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Includes Historic Tobacco Control Provision
The final text of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) includes a historic provision that if ratified will prevent tobacco companies from suing participating nations over public health measures to reduce tobacco use.
Kentucky is the Cancer Capital of the Country with More Than 1/3 of the Commonwealth’s Cancer Deaths Tied to Tobacco Use
More than 100 Kentuckians traveled to Frankfort today to urge legislators to reduce smoking-related cancer deaths by increasing Kentucky’s cigarette tax by $1 or more per pack. The visit was part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s annual Day at the Capitol.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network strongly opposes the proposal to raise Oklahoma’s cigarette tax by only 75 cents per pack.
Wyoming Legislators Missed a Proven Opportunity to Save Lives and Raise Revenue by Not Introducing the Tobacco Tax
The Wyoming Legislature's House of Representatives decided not to introduce House Bill 43 by today's bill cutoff deadline, effectively killing any chance of a $1 tobacco tax increase passing this legislative session.
The legislative session is scheduled to end at noon on Thursday, Feb. 15, and the tobacco tax increase bill has not yet received a hearing.