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  • Md. tobacco tax will save lives

    As Gov.Martin O'Malleysigns into law the revenue measure passed during the recent special session, most of the attention will be on the income tax changes in the bill. Also in the new law will be an historic and life-saving increase in our state's tax...
  • Cigar tax increase would reduce teen use

    In a recent Baltimore Sun article about our proposed tax increase for cigars and smokeless tobacco designed to reduce teen use of these products ("Group pushing tobacco tax says it's a popular idea," Dec. 20), Bill Spann of the cigar industry makes the...
  • DeMarco grateful for Senate action but wants more

    Health advocate Vinny DeMarco was thrilled and delighted this week when the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee approved the most important part of his proposal to increase taxes  on tobacco products  other that cigarettes as part its budget package....
  • Ban the sale of flavored cigars that target underage smokers

    Ban the sale of flavored cigars that target underage smokers
    While Maryland pays more than $2 billion annually in tobacco-related health-care costs, the tobacco industry spends upward of $1 million an hour to market its products nationwide. Even though Congress banned flavored cigarettes in 2009, Big Tobacco...
  • Letter: Maryland Republicans give appearance of 'blind allegiance' toward protecting tobacco industry

    In a letter to the editor of the Laurel Leader, John O' Hara, who testified before the General Assembly on four tobacco-related bills, writes that he saw Republicans having a "blind allegiance" toward protecting the tobacco industry. If registered...
  • Crying wolf in the State Center suit

    Crying wolf in the State Center suit
    Litigants in the case against the State Center development in Baltimore are decrying a bill that passed the House of Delegates setting out new rules for public-private partnerships in Maryland. At issue is a provision that allows a party in such a suit to...
  • CCBC tobacco ban part of larger trend in schools

    CCBC tobacco ban part of larger trend in schools
    The Community College of Baltimore County plans to snuff out tobacco use on its campuses starting July 1, continuing a trend already found at many other schools in the Baltimore area. Once the policy goes into effect, the school will permit the use of...
  • Teenagers trading in cigarettes for flavored cigars

    Teenagers trading in cigarettes for flavored cigars
    The number of Maryland teenagers who smoke cigarettes dropped significantly in the past decade, but state health officials say new statistics show that more young people are now getting hooked on candy-flavored cigars instead. In response, the state...
  • Harford to ban smoking on county government property

    Harford County government says it plans to impose a complete smoking ban on its properties, owned or leased, including all indoor and outdoor parks and recreation facilities that are used by hundreds of thousands of people annually. The proposed ban will...
  • Health advocates seek increase in tobacco tax

    Health advocates seek increase in tobacco tax
    After successfully pushing a new dime-a-drink alcohol tax, health care advocates are advocating for a new $1 levy on tobacco. That would bring the total to $3 for a pack of cigarettes, among the highest in the nation. A coalition led by the Maryland...
  • Maryland health coalition lobbies for tobacco tax increase

    BALTIMORE - The Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative has launched a campaign to raise taxes on all tobacco products in Maryland. Cigarette prices would increase by $1 per pack, and other tobacco taxes would increase at a corresponding rate. More than 150...
  • Tax hike on miniature cigars among host of new Maryland laws

    At a corner store in Pigtown, the bad news spread that taxes on mini-cigars will jump more than four-fold, to 70 cents on the dollar. "Oh, man, you know they're about to go up on cigarillos?" Shawn Mason, 32, told others lounging at the corner of...